Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1973)

Mike Matei / October 11th, 2013


  • rizefall

    October 11, 2013 at 3:35 am

    First, assholes

    • jason fleischhacker

      October 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

      damn how the fuck do you do that I watched the Top ten then came back and this was up

      • rizefall

        October 11, 2013 at 4:08 am

        i did the same, guess i was just quicker, lol

    • y2j420

      October 11, 2013 at 6:48 am

      Seems to me that you ladies get your panties in a bundle to try and be first…lame…

      • jasonjrf

        October 11, 2013 at 6:58 am

        Nah just happened to check I dont try to be first. It kinda does seem like its becoming a fun game for people on here though no reason to hate.

    • October 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

      You should take a screenshot, then print it, frame it, and hang it on your wall.
      Also, be sure to include it all your future job applications, as employers will see it as a sign of autonomy and focus, or at least as a productive hobby.

      • BladeRunner

        October 11, 2013 at 9:45 am

        lol! 🙂

  • October 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I hope the werewolf is reviewed soon for fairly obvious reasons.

  • October 11, 2013 at 3:47 am

    oh come i was so close. well this is the last frankinstine hammer movie.

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:06 am

    @ 2:36 – Patrick Troughton is everywhere today!

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:20 am

    sad to see the last Frankenstein movie to be some what of a let down. but now we get to move onto a brand new horror series. big leagues. hmm, do I sense the slasher genre up next like in the previous Sequel-A-Thon? big leagues almost sounds like Jason Voorhees. man we’re so close to having James review that series. even it he didn’t, I still hope he does. overall, fantastic job James on the Hammer Frankenstein films and The Mummy films. it definitely gave me high interest in checking these films out. 1st half down, 2nd half to go!

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:24 am

    on a side note, I think it would be very cool to see James review Doom for this year’s Halloween special as apart of it’s 20th anniversary. since you talked about Ghosts N Goblins last year, why not talk about Doom? what do you say James? do you folks also wish to see James do a Doom Themed AVGN Halloween Special?

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:41 am

    If it was a movie about Frankenstein doing it’s dirty usual work in an asylum would be great. The monster does pretty good stuff and it’s ok that it should die. But what about Frankenstein? The ending seems like it had a big big cut, firstly the surely wanted to close the series but in post-production they though this was good enough to keep doing them. No, it wasn’t good enought, it needed a closure on Victor. In 1974 Frankestein Junior was out, and it had better horror moments than this…wow…

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Regon1=~300 million people. Region2= Far over a billion people, Region3=610million, Region4=602 million, Region 5=2 billion people but less economically affluent, Region6=1,3 billion.

    In Region 1 and 2 virtually all speaks atleast modest english and thus region 2 is the largest market for movies in English. But i agree totally region encoding is retarded.

  • DMM_poo

    October 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

    I enjoyed learning more about the Hammer films. Wonder what he means by big leagues next.

  • October 11, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Worth mentioning that two of the hardest to find Hammer movies–“Dracula Prince of Darkness” and “Frankenstein Created Woman”–were just recently released on a super-cheap DVD set (along with the oddity that is “Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires”).

    • DMM_poo

      October 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

      I just ordered that a few days ago. 🙂

  • TheKingdom

    October 11, 2013 at 5:53 am

    This seems alright, but his wig is stupid? You are a film critic so I cant argue with ya there.

  • TheKingdom

    October 11, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I noticed some Star Wars references in there too. I wonder, to who does the original series belong to? The director/creator or the fanbase?

  • October 11, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Yeah, region stuffy stuff stuff… Whatever for? It’s not like the text needs to know about UTF-8 or ANSI standards. They are all pictures! The only region difference I can think of is the NTSC vs PAL. Or, would it be that some obscure country has something different from these two, like 24.42 fps? Well… Lets hear it once more: YOU KNOW WHAT’S BUUUUUUUULLSHIIIIIT!?

  • RX_79

    October 11, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I heard a rumor that the costume for the monster was meant for a sequel to the Abominable Snowman that was never made.

    Hammer had it just laying around and decided (with a few alterations) to use it for this movie.

  • Crabjock

    October 11, 2013 at 8:21 am

    “Big” leagues huh? I’m gonna say Gamera.

  • October 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

    The Monster in this film looks like the monster from Frankenstein 1910

  • October 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

    This day gets better and better

  • Ace

    October 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I believe James could launch an excellent reboot of a Frankenstein series franchise with his appreciation of the source material. Surely a studio out there would be willing to give a chance to the next Joss Whedon?

  • October 11, 2013 at 9:34 am

    What are your thoughts on I, Frankenstein james?

  • October 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

    The reason Hammer does not release a box set in Region 1, as they have done in region 2, is that they do not own the rights of distribution of their movies in America. The companies who bought the rights of the movies during the original theater release still own them.

  • BladeRunner

    October 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

    great review! and a great Monster Madness so far, can’t wait to see what horror series you do next. October is the best!

  • October 11, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Oh please let be Jason. Anyway i live in Greece, so i get to see the reviews around noon, just after lond hard working day 😛 Nothing better.

  • HopelessCause

    October 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Really cool fade from the Monster to Vader! Also, i was hoping you’d show a clip of Tarkin and Vader! Great job with this series!

  • BladeRunner

    October 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Some of these movies are real hard to find on DVD in the US, I have almost every Hammer Frankenstein film on DVD, except Horror of Frankenstein (which goes for around $50 USED on DVD!) But I do have all the Hammer Horror Mummy & Dracula films on DVD. And it was like a treasure hunt to find most of them at reasonable prices(especially the Anchor Bay ones which are all OOP now). But I did and I’m glad because their some of my favorite horror movies ever.

  • October 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Can someone please tell James that it’s REALLY EASY to change your player’s region-coding to ‘Region 0’ which can play any region?

    Seriously, it’s a simple google-search away, you don’t need to buy any software or hardware, you do it all with your player’s remote control – he NEEDS to know this, as he’s mentioned it a couple of times in his videos.

    I’m Irish and I regularly buy Region 1 DVDs.

    • itscmillertime

      October 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      First, that wouldn’t work on VHS to my knowledge. Second, not all DVD players can do that!

  • Iron65

    October 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    A shitty movie from frankenstein… Just remembering he is in Star Wars, I wonder how Georges Lucas managed to place Peter on a role at that time

  • October 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    future you know whats bullshit episode, region codes

  • Lars Solheim

    October 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Hey everyone. Seeing as this week has been all about the Frankenstein franchise, I would love to hear anyone’s take on the upcoming film “I, Frankenstein”. I’m sure that we have some heated and/or excited opinions on that subject.

  • Sebastian Melville

    October 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    My guess would be that maybe the next series is Jaws (Big leagues, leagues under the sea? I dunno, I’m pulling this outta my ass) but then again, James did that huge shark movie special for shark week, so perhaps not.

  • Kieran St James

    October 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Ooh, double review! Thanks James!
    A well written conclusion to the Frankenstein series. (Not the movies of course, but your review.)

    I agree with your comment of at the end, IF they decided to make a current reboot of Frankenstein it could be awesome… or it could be terrible. Lol.

    Hopefully whoever did it would have enough respect for the previous movies to borrow there best elements, and reintroduce todays generation to the genre.

    Today Frankenstein the monster is more of a cartoon character than anything.
    I’d like to see a serious well written version. (from today, but not based in today)

  • Jackred89

    October 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Let me guess you’re reviewing Friday the 13 series?

  • October 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    great show, but you neglected to mention Ralph Bates is related to famous french mad-scientist, Louis Pasteur

  • October 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Excellent video James! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Johnthegamer

    October 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    It’s pretty obvious to see that George Lucas must of been a big fan of the Hammer films.

  • WillyBeamin39

    October 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Love these Reviews

  • Shikster

    October 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    What are your opinions on the new movie coming out….I Frankenstein monster. I really do not want to see it. I have seen the previews. Its like Buffy the monster slayer only with the monster.

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I don’t know if you know this but there is going to be a new Frankenstein movie. It is called “I, Frankenstein”. It takes place in a version of the future. It strays very far off the normal path, but I think it looks pretty cool.

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I just bought a DVD three pack from Target of Hammer Films: Frankenstein Created Woman, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires and Dracula Prince of Darkness released by Millennium Entertainment. Looking forward to watching Frankenstein Created Woman! Great reviews this year! I’m spreading the word about this year’s Monster Madness! Happy Halloween Season!

  • avgnfan370

    October 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I wanna say that Friday the 13th is gonna be next.

    • y2j420

      October 12, 2013 at 12:14 am

      James said he won’t be doing Friday the 13th because it would take up too much of the month…despite him taking up half the month in the first Sequel-a-thon with Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street sequels…I’m a big fan of James and all, but he’s obviously missing a big part of his fanbase by not doing the Friday the 13th films…

  • Vontux

    October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Region coding isn’t a big deal at all. If you want to watch on a tv, hook up a PC with VLC set as the default player for DVDs and it should handle any and all DVD regions without any problem. XBMC should also handle them ok. You could always use a tool like handbrake, or the more user friendly “VidCoder” for Windows users to extract them onto files. I guess I just don’t see why region coding is that big a deal anymore.

  • avgnfan370

    October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Also, they are coming out with another Frankenstein movie in 2014. Not the stupid I, Frankenstein movie but another with James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe (who starred in the Hammer film, the Woman in Black) as Igor. I hope it borrows from the Universal and Hammer Frankenstein films. I really want this to be good.

  • October 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    hey avgn why did you start showing your face will you do this from now on in monster madness

  • October 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    The CNIEMASSACRE player sucks. It crashes, skips frames – I don’t have that problem on BLIP or YOUTUBE. So, here’s the question, when will it be posted on BLIP?

    • culwin

      October 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      I don’t have that problem.
      Works great for me in HD.
      Sounds like the problem is your browser…

  • RMBowie

    October 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Holy Shit Pickle!

  • Lanlost

    October 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Thinking back.. Does James always start Monster Madness with the classics and put the more modern movies near the end?

    If so, I really appriciate the movie history. I wouldn’t know half of what I know about classic movies if it weren’t for James sparking my interest.

    That being said, I really wish the classics were interweaved with more modern classics because it’s just hard for me to watch too many older classics in a row. I keep hoping we hit the end of the series so we can move on to something more modern. And it’s not because I don’t like the older ones. They are just slower, and more like fine wine that takes time to appreciate and sometimes I need a more instantly gratifying nostalgic, for our generation (James’ generation is the same one). I mean, I _LOVE_ old technology and could talk about the Intel 8080 all day but if I were making a series I’d do an Intel 8080, then old storage mediums (like magnetic tape and punch hole), then the Intel Core Duo, then the 286, etc..

    So I guess I’m just saying I’d like the same content, with just more variety. Chime in if you agree/disagree.

  • commodorefan64

    October 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    James you really should just get an all region DVD player, or find an older DVD player that you can mod, and turn into an all region player, I can deal with copying DRM, but region codes SUCK ASS!!!

  • October 12, 2013 at 12:43 am

    The big leagues… HMMMMMMMMMMM

  • Aaron1375

    October 12, 2013 at 1:35 am

    So the final of the Hammer Frankenstein films…the last two films didn’t really do anything different. The last one that tried something new was the Woman one. So the big leagues, eh? Wonder if that means a giant monster? Can’t think of to many other than Godzilla that had a lot of films.

  • October 12, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Region coding: it doesn’t just make sense: IT’S BULLSHIT!

  • October 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

    James, I love these! I look forward to them all year!

  • October 12, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Damn, awesome video!
    I never knew that Shane Briant was in this movie, too!
    1st second I see his face (2:36) I nerdgasmed.
    For those of you unaware:
    Shane Briant played (Neville) Savage in .

  • Groudon199

    October 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Suggestion: Carefully watch the finished video before uploading. Usually you’re good with avoiding it, but in this video, the “Horror of Frankenstein” footage is stretched. I hate when anyone does that.

  • October 13, 2013 at 3:48 am

    You know who should play the next Frankenstein creature? Michael Shannon man, Michael Shannon. That face, he IS the creature!

  • penpan

    October 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

    It’s interesting to see the passing of the decades with these films, as one series ends, another begins. What’s the next monster about?

  • DragonoftheEastblue

    October 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I kinda like the look of the monster and you would too if it wasn’t a monster of Frankenstein.

    Also, the next Frankenstein film “I, Frankenstein” does not do the anti-hero thing James. There might never be another.

  • October 14, 2013 at 3:57 am

    get a bluray player that can play any region code on it james!

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    That monster looks like more a sasquatch than something Frankenstein would make! What the heck! It’s a shame that this movie isn’t a very good conclusion to the series, and about all the movies being owned by different companies, but what are you going to do? Anyway, I enjoyed the bonus mini-review of the non-Cushing Frankenstein, and the reviews of this series overall. I look forward to the next!

  • October 18, 2013 at 3:11 am

    It’s a shame that you didn’t cover Merry Shelley’s Frankenstein as it’s the most recent Frankenstein adaption which is notable and at least as far as I’m concerned – it’s the one I grew up with
    While I didn’t expect a full episode on it of course, you made some remarks in the closure of this one which would suggest talking about “the future” of Frankenstein movies and afaic it would have fit right in

  • October 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    The Monster looks like Kryten from Red Dwarf

  • October 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I also really hate the fact that those films were released by diferent companies.For instance taking another clasic film that it does not belong in the horror genre is the pink panther with peter sellers,that one of the movies was not from mgm but universal.They sould make a sertain company release all those cool films in a special package at last.Those particular you show to us are a complete chaos,and knowing from big companies like those,im sure that a special pack with all that horror goodies will never come true.Like the region 2 films they release in eyrope its also a big mystery to me why on earth they do not make the same for some region 1 as well.What with that region lock stuff in everything anyway? Again a cool review james thanks.

  • nammm3

    November 2, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Can’t wait to watch the Gamera series 😀 Great review James, very true how someone should make a legit Frankenstein movie and combine all of the spectacle elements from the previous movies

  • April 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    In my opinion, they should have ended the series with Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, because it was actually a really good entry in the franchise, and also because they finally killed off Frankenstein (or so we may think). They could have even ended the series with Horror of Frankenstein, and it would be a better finale!

  • Thepop culturechannel

    May 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Like Hans Gruber from Die Hard

  • Kent Gissing

    August 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I agree, region-coding is stupid, but it is also often pretty easy to bypass. There are websites which explain that most DVD-players’ advanced settings can be accessed by pressing certain button-combinations on the remote (the exact combination and execution differs between players) and in those menus you can turn off the region code criteria, so the player will accept any discs.
    Just a tip. ^^ I would feel like i’m sharing some illegal information with you now, but its not even illegal to play DVDs from other regions on your own player, the region code system only serves to make us frustrated; there’s no point to it whatsoever.

  • February 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    James do u like the misfits? They make horror movie based punk songs.

  • jake westbrook

    August 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I just saw this. I actually thought this wasn’t that bad.

  • December 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Kinda looks like the monster from the Edison film. I think it was supposed to be a throwback to that, but I don’t know when they refound that film.

  • January 1, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Region coding is a big shit, that came out of a giant corporate, and greedy, ASS!

  • April 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Oh bullshit!! .. . THAT 2:22 LOOKS allot better than the Giant Claw!!! And I’d say that the asylum setting was something pretty new and distinctive. None of the previous ones did THAT before, I don’t believe.

  • Jacob Boeve

    October 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Frankenstein in The Monster From Hell reminds me of Arthur Arden from AHS season 2

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