Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Mike / October 4th, 2011

Ghost of Frankenstein



  • TehJedicake

    October 4, 2011 at 1:22 am

    wow I’ve never even heard of this one lol

  • October 4, 2011 at 1:36 am

    This years monster madness is turning out to be the best one yet! Thanks and keep up the great work.

  • nintendoman4581

    October 4, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I remember watching this one for the first time a few months ago,
    Frankenstein was the best tho im watching it right now
    and Bride is at most a masterpiece of the same level
    both in my opinion are 9.0
    and Son gets a 8.0

    …but Ghost gets 6.0 maybe an extra 0.5 for the what was mentioned in this review aka Lugosi

    House of Frankenstein gets around the same rating but im glad to see Lon Chaney Jr, Glenn Strange takes over the monster… but Karloff as the Doctor!!!!

    NOthing beats the Karloff and Lugosi preformances in the first 3 films tho, solid cinema gold!

  • Kamdan

    October 4, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Colin Clive died a couple of years after Bride of Frankenstein, which is why he never appeared in any of the other sequels.

  • October 4, 2011 at 4:41 am

    After watching Dracula and White Zombie thanks to James and Mike, I think I now have to start catching up on the Frankenstein series. They seem really good!
    Thanks James and Mike for introducing me (and many others) to these movies!

  • Martin Hoffmann

    October 4, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I cannot see these videos! I just see a “springboard loading” sign, and that’s all. 🙁 Can somebody help me?

  • KennyD1988

    October 4, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Awesome review. All of them. I watched the original Frankenstein and Bride of when I was younger on AMC MosterFest… I never saw Son of or Ghost of though, so I will probably just need to watch them all again in order. I’m glad you have Monster Madness, it’s just a shame that there aren’t really any good horror specials on TV anymore. I used to love watching MonsterFest on AMC with all the old Universal and B- Horror movies… Now all they show are slashers and newer horror… Sucks.

  • angryrider

    October 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Great review as well.

    It makes me wonder if Cinemassacre will go by the Legacy collections to do his review or in chronological order, since the next movie is Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man when the last film in the set is House of Frankenstein.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 4, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Hey James, What’s the title of the movie at 0:02 at the beginning of the video? It shows some guy decpaitating another guy. What movie is that?

  • Doresh

    October 4, 2011 at 9:07 am

    So all pieces of the monster originally had the same bloodtype Oo ?

    Still, the brain-swapping is a neat idea ^^

  • Freudstein

    October 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I hate the fact that I watched this so early in the morning. Now I have to wait sooooooo long for the next one. I have the Legacy edition with Bride, Son, Ghost, and House on it but never bothered to watch any of them besides the original. After watching your first couple of reviews I’m definitely going to check them out…well…once my kids are in bed. Can’t wait to see what you still have in store for us.

  • Cowboy

    October 4, 2011 at 9:58 am

    It would be very cool if you could post which movies is in the opening title. I’m always curious.

  • October 4, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I think you’re missing something, James. The reason for the recycling of actors into new roles of sequels from previous films they were already in is because a lot of these films were during the great depression, and some during World War II. These studios were struggling just like everyone else and some of the actors did end up being drafted durning WWII, like James Stewart for example. So with limited funds to hire new actors, some being recruited for the war, they had to reuse the actors they had to make new movies, even if they died in the previous film that the new one is a sequel to. I’ve seen all those Frankenstein films you’ve reviewed so far and still none have been able to accomplish what the first one gave us. : )

  • kevenz

    October 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

    You should delete comment from Travis Maciejewski, he doesn’t even watch reviews….. he just post random “great stuff man” comments.

  • Schizima

    October 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I freaking love monster madness. This must be the third or fourth year in a row where I log on here everyday and watch these things. The funny thing about sequel-a-thon is we know the third, fourth film at the most is where you can see the the studio is milking the franchise. I’m imagining a steady decline in quality as the week progresses.

  • Wrestlefan6

    October 4, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Totally digging the new video player!!!!!!!

  • October 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    @MotherFucker Mike Is there a particular reason why you have changed player, or did you just want some mix up?

  • KennyD1988

    October 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    @Freddy. I heard they were having trouble with the coding of certain players messing with the comment sections… Which is why they switched back to this comment system… Maybe they liked the new player and stuck with it, or maybe it has less chance to mess with code.

  • Slayer of 100

    October 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I’m really living the Monster Madness this year, Frankenstein Tee, couple of joints and peach juice, man it’s heaven!

    Cheers from Peru!

  • Kid_Icarus

    October 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Man I really don’t care for Frankenstein. One day of Monster Madness would be ok, but…argh.

  • October 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’m guessing the other series this month will be Dracula, The Mummy, and… hmmm, I can’t think of any other huge series :/ well, anyway, looking forward to finding out.! awesome reviews as always James!

  • preying4war

    October 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Monster Madness is like a Christmas Advant Calendar except instead of getting a shitty piece of chocolate each day, we get a shit load of horror film information.
    I love how in-depth and long these videos are…I know they take a lot of work & are a labor of love. Thank-you James.

  • cheezdoodle96

    October 4, 2011 at 5:29 pm


    Creature From The Black Lagoon?

  • October 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    The lighting is simple. It’s like Food. You eat too much and you go into a coma. You don’t have enough in your system. and then you get some, then you feel better.

    I made the same mistake when I reviewed Ghost of Frankenstein, wanting to see Colin Clive as “The Ghost.” Turned out he died of an alcohol overdose in 1937. Poor man, R.I.P.

    Ah, loving this stuff James. Keep it coming! I believe tomorrow is Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man! WOO!

  • GoldenFrog

    October 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I’m starting to appreciate frankenstein a lot more, cant wait for more !

  • bribrihate

    October 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    These reviews are making me want to pull out my Frankenstein The Legacy Collection DVD. Too bad Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man wasn’t included in that set, they put it on The Wolf Man collection instead, bastards. I’m tempted to buy the set just for that, but I’m not really a Universal Wolf Man fan at all. Didn’t like Universal’s Dracula either. The only Universal horrors that do it for me are the Frankenstein movies and The Invisible Man. Creature was okay, but not on par with Frankenstein and Invisible Man. Anyways, keep up the good work!

  • frostare

    October 4, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    “Son of the Bride of the Ghost of Frankenstein”
    I get it now.

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    October 4, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Interesting how swapping brains apparently also changes your vocal cords.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 5, 2011 at 1:48 am

    “As we all know, Hell is pretty damn entertaining.” 😀 Fun stuff. That movie sounds like fun too, even if it is a step below the others, as you said.

  • October 6, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Hey guys, what is your favorite videogame/ console. Want to discuss it? Head to

  • October 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Nice timing on these vids: not too long, not too short.

  • patrick

    October 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “what the hell did I watch?!”

  • October 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    One thing I don’t understand, is why did Dwight Frye only get small roles in these movies? He was so good in Dracula and since Universal had a thing with reusing the same actors, I don’t see why they couldn’t have given him a bigger role than “villager”.

  • October 9, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Well like you said on the end of your review its that the movie its still enough entertaining to keep some of us that like those kind of movies.Most of the people these days are consider movies like that boring,but i would not say no to a good company and some popcorn to start the dvd.I see them and alone some times.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Movies used in intro:
    Nightmare Castle (1965)
    The Mutilator (1985)
    Scream (1996)

  • Darthleather

    October 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I guess Ygor went to a dentist between Son and Ghost, since he doesn’t have those crazy,jagged teeth anymore.

  • Yushatak

    January 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Igor could have been lying, he was rather conniving.

  • schloss_ritter

    March 28, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Gravestone falling? What is this, Plan 9?

  • caitseith

    October 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    That’s how it really ends? The roof begins to collapse, and then it changes to THE END screen?

    Almost as WTF as the Batman: Dark Tomorrow game bad ending (bad in the fact that this is the lowest of the four possible endings). Batman gets stabbed, the woman goes to him (“Beloved!”), holds him, he begins to move his lips, and… roll credits!

  • BladeRunner

    August 30, 2013 at 8:47 am

    going through some of the classic Monster Madness right now. Can’t wait for this October!!

  • Lauren Capone

    September 27, 2013 at 6:28 am

    There actually isn’t a contradictory statement, in “Son of Frankenstein” he tells Wolf the monster was standing under a tree when the lightning struck, implying that the lightning hit the tree and the broken tree hit the monster on the head, so it was the tree that put the monster into a coma, not the lighting itself.

  • September 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Movies in intro-
    Nightmare Castle

  • January 11, 2015 at 3:43 am

    I wish there was a buddy movie about Ygor and Frankenstien’s monster.

  • Jacob Boeve

    May 30, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    What if Igor IS the Wolfman?

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