Late Reviewer’s Frankenstein Sequel Roundup

As with the Bruce Campbell box set I’ve watched so you don’t have to (that’s unfair, one of those films is objectively brilliant), I thought it would be a bit of fun to have all the Frankenstein franchise Late Reviews in one place with easy links to the individual films.

I’ve also tried to sum each of them up in a sentence too, but included links to each full review which will give you much more info on the films.

Son Of Frankenstein (1939)

In a nutshell: Karloff’s creature is great, Rathbone’s easily-swayed scientist is fine, Atwill’s Inspector is terrific and Lugosi’s devious sidekick steals the show. The annoying Grandson Of Frankenstein should’ve been the one hurled into the sulphur though.

Click here for the Late Review

The Ghost Of Frankenstein (1942)

In a nutshell: Chaney wears the flat-top and bolts, Atwill acts the dick, Lugosi reprises his ace villainous role and Hardwicke is a solemn scientist, but it’s less memorable than its predecessor.

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Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943)

In a nutshell: Chaney’s better here than he was in The Wolf Man, if you ask me, while Lugosi’s fine as the creature. They don’t exactly get on, but if you’re going into this expecting a brawl between two horror icons, you’ll be waiting a while.

Click here for the Late Review

House Of Frankenstein (1944)

In a nutshell: A proper ‘monster mash’ from the get-go, but Carradine’s Dracula is poorly-served. Brilliant to see Karloff outside of the makeup, and there’s enough to enjoy but it feels longer than it is.

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House Of Dracula (1945)

In a nutshell: Not entirely satisfying and feels rushed to the point Frankenstein’s monster is only on its feet for a few minutes of runtime. Chaney’s Wolfman is more whiny than morose, but Carradine’s Dracula is treated better this time round.

Click here for the Late Review

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