The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

Mike Matei / October 7th, 2013


  • Billy Blanks

    October 7, 2013 at 6:08 am

    damn..I was soo close..its 6 am here now..

  • db1998

    October 7, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Keep up the good work James!

  • Thomas Hopkins

    October 7, 2013 at 6:12 am

    can´t sleep without my monster madness!!!

  • firzen433

    October 7, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Dr.Frank lol What were they thinking

  • October 7, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I love starting my work day with some Monster Madness!! It’s a pity that it’s “only” a month long. ;P

    • Cilliandrew

      October 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

      I agree, this is how i start my work day, too. It’s a great way to start an October morning!

      • Kyle Koschalk

        October 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        You lazy bastards need to stop dicking off at work 🙂

      • Billy Blanks

        October 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

        I would assume that they meant BEFORE they head off to work. What kind of job, would let you sit on the computer, and watch videos? haha! I mean, is it worth the risk to get fired? I dunno…

  • October 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

    “Oh, very well, Hans, I’ll pick a new name that doesn’t sound anything like my own. Henceforth, I shall be…Dr. Acula. Yes, that has a nice ring to it.”

  • TheKingdom

    October 7, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I like the olde British pub at the beginning most likely set in the 18th century or thereabouts? Sit down after a “backbreaking” days work for a pint of ale and a chinwag gov. Quite an awesome looking movie with the right mood as you explained in The Mummy movie.

    However I notice the futuristic contrast in the video cover.

    • October 8, 2013 at 2:29 am

      One of the 2 grave robbers in the pub is Michael Ripper. He is a staple when it comes to pub scenes for Hammer. He is in minor roles in a bunch of Hammer films, and also was in other films with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as well. Ripper is very underrated, but was just as important as Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee in the films he was in. Awesome review James.

  • October 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

    What a movie this is, i prefer this one even to the original Frankenstein movies by Universal. That’s because from film to film they kept switching between calling the Doctor Frankenstein or calling the monster Frankenstein. That made most people, even today, think that the monster is called Frankenstein when it’s the doctor. They are a mess and it’s thanks to them that we have Frankenfish…a movie that both mixes up names, concept and realization with a turd on it. This is much much better, and much more disturbing without even being vulgar or violent, perfect!

    • October 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      I love both the Universal Frankenstein series and Hammer. But it’s hard to beat Peter Cushings performance in these films. Probably my favorite actor of all time.

  • Jesse Tuholski

    October 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Another great review! I am surprised you have not done a review for Peter Jacksons, 1992 Dead Alive yet. Maybe next year?

    • BladeRunner

      October 7, 2013 at 10:01 am

      he did in 2007 during the first Monster Madness, look it up its still a good review.

    • October 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Dead Alive is also called Brain Dead, which is why you might have missed it. The review is here –

      • Jesse Tuholski

        October 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        My apologies, I in the last 2 days tried to watch all the reviews from monster madness starting with this years and working back. I am just now today starting the first series of reviews. I was not expecting that one in the history section, but it makes perfect sense. I have to honestly say There is nobody that I trust more on movie reviews then you and James. Thank you.

  • BladeRunner

    October 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I been watching Hammer Horror films all month so far, Im so glad James decided to do more Hammer!!

  • Oliver Box

    October 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

    First time I’ve been online when a new video is added! XD

    Also I’m loving these sequels, especially now we’ve moved on to Frankenstein. Not because I hate the mummy, but because there’s more variety now. ^^

    • October 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      There will be plenty of variety for Sequel-A-Thon 2. The month will cover 5 different series.

  • October 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

    The most frustrating aspect of this film, for me, was its failure to live up to its own damn title! “REVENGE of Frankenstein?” Really? So why didn’t Frankenstein go after Paul from the first movie? You’d think he would have been at the top of Frankenstein’s hit list!

  • SilverDragon

    October 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Hi James. Love your reviews as always. There’s one little movie I’d recommend for you: Trailer Park Zombies. When my friend rented it, I thought “How deep in the shit barrel did you have to dig to find this?”. Turns out it was actually a really good slasher movie. The zombies aren’t your Romaro style brainless shambling type: they act pretty much like normal humans psychopaths, expect they’re undead. It has a Nightmare on Elm Street style of dark humour. They’re a really funny scene where one zombie accidently triggered his own grenade trap, and you see him crawling around on one hand picking up his pieces while taunting the protagonist (“Oh hey. Look here. Got my penis back!”), and he later gets stapled and duct taped back in one piece (Murphy, I’m still missing an arm here! Quit daydreaming.”)

  • taykel

    October 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I love your reaction at the part where he changed his name to “Dr. Frank.” I didn’t expected that.

  • October 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    well done James. you manage to always impress me on each video you release. the way you critique The Revenge Of Frankenstein just makes me want to watch it even more since you managed to highlight all the good qualities for this film and forgive it for it’s flaws. which is funny because I basically do the same thing. horror has always been my bread and butter since I was a kid and it’s nice to see you have the same common interests. personally, I think we both have a lot in common and it would be really interesting if I was able to meet you and have a conversation about horror films. either way, I think so far, this was the best video in this year’s monster madness and I cannot be more excited to see what’s coming next. keep up the awesome videos James.

  • frank castro

    October 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    So informative. You should really teach a class somewhere, James.

  • October 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome! Keep up the good work!

  • Michel Lauzon

    October 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    no offence buddy, but you talked about all these movies before, it’s getting kind of repetetive

    • October 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      James has never done a review of each individual Hammer Frankenstein movie. They are horror classics, and deserve proper reviews.

  • Iron65

    October 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Hey James thanks!! I’ve just watched the 1932’s Mummy and it was awesome!! Now I’m looking foward to see the rest of Universal Films I never saw and probably all hammer films… I think they were too gory to watch it at my country, but they even had the balls to show Evil Dead and Reanimator without censorships! well whatever!! thanks James for giving us good entertaining and brilliant reviews

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    October 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm


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    October 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm


  • Aaron1375

    October 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Of all the names in the world he calls himself Dr. Stein and then Dr. Frank. Well at least he didn’t call himself Dr. Steinfrank.

  • frostare

    October 7, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Still a better name than Dr. Agon from Dragon Quest 5

  • October 8, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Shoot. I was hoping he would talk about the inconsistencies on the back of the DVD cover. I know he shows a VHS copy but it has the same cover as my DVD. It’s weird because it claims “Fritz” is his “devoted dwarf” who is set to receive the brain transplant. Of course this is incorrect because the hunchbacked, brain transplanted character they describe in this movie is named Karl.

    Who ever wrote that must have been thinking of the 1931 version where Frankenstein’s hunchbacked, grave robbing assistant is Fritz.

    But even more confusing, there is a Fritz here in Revenge of Frankenstein. The grave robber with a mustache is named Fritz!

    *head explodes*

  • Sandeval

    October 8, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Why would he make a new body that looks just like the old one? I would say, at a guess, pure vanity. I grew up watching the Hammer films on TV (to the point where, when I first saw Cushing in Star Wars, I thought, “Baron Frankenstein!”), so I love watching your videos on them. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Michel Lauzon

    October 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    did you see the new Godzilla trailer, looks pretty cool !!

  • Stymphalos

    October 9, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I come from Germany. We have many Dr. Stein’s or Dr. Frank’s in medicine. The names “Frank” and “Stein” are absolutely fine last names for a german. “Frank” can be used as first name (more common) as well as last name. A famous doctor in a german television series in the nineties was called “Dr. Frank, the doctor which women trust” (in german-language that sentence rhymes) he played a gynocologist. It was a traditional serie targeted at old people. The name “Stein” can be translated into the english word “Stone” it can only be used as last name. I wonder if some parents were bold enough to name their son Frank Stein. Both names are very common but i never heard of the combination for obvious reasons, i guess. On the other hand the name Frankenstein isn’t that common as last name. I know of a german town or city called Frankenstein. And i know that the name was more common in earlier days (100 years ago) than it is today. I personally didnt knew or heard of a person, living today, with the name “Frankenstein”. =D Anyway “Franken” refers to the people of an early germanic tribe. Ancient romans called all enemies of rome, “Franci”, thats how the name was born. Many words in europe, not only in german, are derived from that circumstance. For example “Franken” is one of the five regions of the german state bavaria. “Franken” also is/was the byname of many currencies in europe before the “Euro”, eg. Swiss, Belgium, France. The name of the Country France is also derived by the word “Franci” (“Franken”). the “Franken”‘s spread over europe. I just recently read that Frankenstein was also a noble family back in the days in germany.

  • nammm3

    October 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    4:21! The creature that Frankenstein made looks exactly like Earnest (Jim Varney Jr.)!

  • AnyExpression

    October 10, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for the MM this year James

  • October 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I seem to have problem watching videos on this site. It keeps crashing. Does anybody else have this problem?

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Dr. Stein, Dr. Frank… haha. There’s probably no good in-universe explanation, but the reason he was put into a body that looked the same was obviously so that Cushing could keep playing Frankenstein. That’s interesting that it’s the Doctor that continues in these movies, and not the monster himself. I look forward to the next Hammer Frankenstein reviews.

  • October 29, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Why does the video keep saying “stream not found”?

  • dreperry

    March 14, 2014 at 12:27 am

    my favorite part is when dr frankenstein blew up alderaan

  • avgnfan370

    January 28, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Another continuity error is that in Curse, Frankenstein’s name was Victor but here, his original name was Baron.

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