Movie Reviews

Hundred-Word Review – “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed” (1969)



As my first exposure to the Hammer horror films, “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed” is a wonderful mood setter that heavily departs from the Universal classics. The film tells a uniquely haunting tale that pays homage to the classic horror films while taking the disturbing imagery and twisted psyche of a mad scientist even further. The film is Gothic in style while dealing with the same themes of power and creation that every Frankenstein adaptation handles, amping up the blood and gore in ways Universal never could, all while focusing on the true monster of the Mary Shelly’s novel – Dr. Frankenstein.

Final Grade: B+


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