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Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958)

(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide)

movie poster Peter Cushing's return as the quirky baron failed at the box office because, instead of a bone-crushing monster, the plot revolves around Frankenstein's efforts to help his hunchbacked assistant by building him a perfect body. With Eunice Gayson, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn. Written by Jimmy Sangster. Directed by Terence Fisher. 2 stars

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Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)

Featured in Joe Bob's Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies That Changed History

Panned by critics at the time of its release, this Hammer Films milestone is credited for putting the gore in the modern horror film. Writer Jimmy Sangster modernized the Frankenstein legend, and director Terence Fisher was not afraid to slather the special effects makeup onto the face of Christopher Lee. But British exploitation ads were a little more restrained than the American ones. "Please Try Not To Faint" read the posters. It broke box office records in London, then went on to a successful run and many revivals in the states. With Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart. 4 stars

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Orlak, El Infierno de Frankenstein (1960)

from A Guide To Western Civilization by Joe Bob Briggs

The Meskin classic about the creature that gets his face melted down so they have to do the whole movie with a steel box on his head
No stars

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