I’d been wanting to see this film for some time. Not because I heard it was any good, in fact I’ve largely heard the opposite. However it is a gothic horror about Frankenstein that was made in the early 1970’s so all of those aspects appeal to me. So I finally got around to watching it, but when it came time reviewing it I was hesitant to try to decipher the plot. While it starts out with sort of a story it quickly goes in other directions. Plus I’m lazy so I’ll do this one as a list.
Ten things I learned from this film.
1-Dr. Frankenstein can actually be killed rather by a monster.
2-Dr. Frankenstein didn’t want his daughter to take up the family business.
3-He must have wanted her to be something practical rather than being a mad scientist.
4-The old Dr. Frankenstein didn’t have an eye for beauty judging by the monster he made.
5-Even an old lab assistant may have a chance with a young woman…if he’s willing to have his brain transplanted.
6-Killing a slow dude while he’s making love is apparently an okay practice in the mad scientist business.
7-Simple, out of control monsters seem to have a pretty good sense of direction.
8-Grave robbers seem to be a dime a dozen or whatever the going rate is.
9-Morals have no place in the world of mad science.
10-Apparently a guy mad scientist does his business in the lab while a woman does it in the bedroom or something like that.
Overall is was worth seeing, but just expect it to fall apart and make less sense as it goes along.