The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) starring Herb Evers, Virginia Leith

Brain That Wouldn’t Die [cheesy monster movie]

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) starring Herb Evers, Virginia Leith

The Brain that Wouldn’t Die is affectionately known as “Jan in the pan”. It’s the story of a brilliant, weird, unscrupulous surgeon. He’s a genius at organ transplants … So, when he decapitates his girlfriend in an automobile accident, there’s only one thing to do! He puts her head under his arm like a football and dashes back to his secret lab! Once there, he keeps the disembodied head of Jan alive. In a pan of chemicals. Until he can murder a beautiful woman to transplant her head onto! What could possibly go wrong?

Dean Koontz' Frankenstein (2004) starring Vincent Perez, Parker Posey, Thomas Kretschmann

Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein

Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein (2004) starring Vincent Perez, Parker Posey, Thomas Kretschmann

Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein is a re-imagining of the Frankenstein story. It sets up the creature as the protagonist. With the aid of two honest cops, he’s trying to stop Dr. Frankenstein. Frankenstein is planning on destroying humanity, to replace them with his “improved” creations.

House of Frankenstein

House of Frankenstein

House of Frankenstein (1944), starring Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Glenn Strange, Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne, Peter Coe Synopsis of House of Frankenstein House of Frankenstein is the…
Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers

Ghost of Frankenstein

Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers

Synopsis of Ghost of Frankenstein

In  Ghost of Frankenstein, the ghost isn’t literal, but psychological.  Another son of Victor Frankenstein, brain surgeon Ludwig (played well by Cedric Hardwicke), who is manipulated by Ygor (wonderfully done by Bela Lugosi) who also manipulates Ludwig’s former mentor and current assistant, Dr. Bohmer (Lionel Atwill) as well as the childlike Frankenstein’s monster (portrayed here by Lon Chaney Jr.)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive

Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
reviewed by: The masked reviewer

Bride of Frankenstein begins with Mary Shelley informing her friends that she has written a sequel to her masterpiece. She begins this story at the end of Frankenstein with Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) recovering from his injuries, and the mill fire still crackling. A curious villager and his worried wife are watching the fire when a familiar hand strangles the man and throws the wife down to her death.

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

Synopsis of  Curse of Frankenstein

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1957In The Curse of Frankenstein, Baron Victor von Frankenstein is facing execution for the murders that he has committed.   He tells the story of how he came to this point, telling his story in flashback. The story of how he learned to reanimate the dead. In an act of hubris, he decides to go beyond that and construct a composite man from a variety of parts looted from corpses.   Along the way, his amoral decisions cause death and misery.  He has alienated his best friend and fiance … who come by to say farewell.

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) starring Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) starring Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn, Eunice Gayson

Guillotine scene from The Revenge of FrankensteinIn Hammer Studios’ Frankenstein films, the focus of the films was not on the monster, but rather on Dr. Frankenstein — an excellent choice. The Revenge of Frankenstein continues where The Curse of Frankenstein left off. The amoral, murderous Dr. Frankenstein (played excellently by Peter Cushing) is about to be executed by guillotine, for his crimes. He is accompanied by a priest and taken to his execution, where the camera focuses on the guillotine — except for a knowing smile between the executioner and a prison worker …

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) By: The Masked Reviewer

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Synopsis of  Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Larry Talbot, the unwilling Wolf Man, is returned to life with the unwitting help of grave robbers.  He wishes only to die, in order to avoid hurting anyone else as the Wolf Man.   So, he gets the help of the old gypsy from the original Wolf Man film. He is striving to get the assistance of the reviled Dr. Frankenstein … A man who supposedly discovered the secrets of life and death.   The doctor isn’t available, but Talbot uncovers his monster (played by Bela Lugosi).  With a confrontation between the two monsters being inevitable.

Son of Frankenstein (1939), starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Son of Frankenstein

Son of Frankenstein (1939), starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Movie review of “Son of Frankenstein” starring Basil Rathbone as the son of the deceased mad scientist.  He tries to repair and revive the Monster to vindicate his father.  All the while Ygor (brilliantly played by Bela Lugosi) schemes to use the Monster for his own plans … for revenge.

Movie quotes from Son of Frankenstein

Movie quotes from Son of Frankenstein

Movie quotes from Son of Frankenstein – the classic sequel with Boris Karloff portraying the monster for the last time, Bela Lugosi portraying the manipulative Ygor for the first time, Basil Rathbone as the Son of Frankenstein himself, and Lionel Atwill as the suffering police constable.