Son of Frankenstein
1939, Rowland V. Lee, USA, 99 min. With Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff.
- Sat, Sep 3rd 5:00pm
- Wed, Sep 7th 6:00pm
"Highly entertaining...a sumptuous, atmospheric tale worthy of following Whale's originals." — Geoff Andrew, Time Out London
Wolf von Frankenstein (Rathbone) returns to the ancestral village, where he discovers that the collateral damage from his late father's experiments has made him less than welcome. Finding the Monster (Karloff) still alive, Wolf sets out to redeem his father's name by perfecting his botched creation. James Whale's FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF... set the bar high, but underrated writer-director Lee (ZOO IN BUDAPEST) concocts a superb blend of atmosphere and comedy — the former keyed on stunning set design, the latter later plundered by Mel Brooks for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The film is stolen by supporting players Bela Lugosi as the crook-necked grave-robber Ygor and Lionel Atwill as the prosthetic-armed (thanks to the Monster) Inspector Krogh. 2K DCP digital restoration courtesy of NBC Universal Distribution. (MR)
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