The only one of the Hammer Frankenstein films not directed by Terence Fisher, this is, consequently, one of the weakest entries in the series. For this one--cloddishly directed by Freddie Francis--Hammer came to an agreement with Universal over use of the monster makeup, but, not only
does the monster bear more resemblance to the Karloff-Pierce one this time, the plot seems borrowed from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN (1943). Ignoring events in the first two Hammer films (THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN), the film begins as the Baron (Peter Cushing)
returns to his ancestral castle, having been chased out of it years earlier by angry villag...