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House of Frankenstein (1944) was a Horror - Fantasy Film directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by Paul Malvern.

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House of Frankenstein

By Barry P. on Oct 24, 2018 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1944) Directed by: Erle C. Kenton; Written by: Edward T. Lowe Jr.; Story by Curt Siodmak; Starring: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Anne Gwynne, Elena Verdugo, Glenn Strange and J. Carrol Naish; Available on Blu-ray and DVD. Rating: ***½ “Kill my trusted old... Read full article


House of Frankenstein (1944, Erle C. Kenton)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 14, 2016 From The Stop Button

Just over half of House of Frankenstein is glorious. Kenton’s direction is outstanding, the sets are imaginative, the actors are doing great. Beautiful photography from George Robinson. House is a scary movie, what with physically but downright evil Boris Karloff running the proceedings. What ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 26, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Plenty of the later Universal horror movies pack in the monsters, but House of Frankenstein (1944) really outdoes the rest by jamming a whole madhouse of familiar players into its many roles, not only as the headlining creatures but also as supporting characters. The story is so convoluted and episo... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 26, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Plenty of the later Universal horror movies pack in the monsters, but House of Frankenstein (1944) really outdoes the rest by jamming a whole madhouse of familiar players into its many roles, not only as the headlining creatures but also as supporting characters. The story is so convoluted and episo... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 26, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Plenty of the later Universal horror movies pack in the monsters, but House of Frankenstein (1944) really outdoes the rest by jamming a whole madhouse of familiar players into its many roles, not only as the headlining creatures but also as supporting characters. The story is so convoluted and episo... Read full article


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Dr. Gustav Niemann: Do you doubt me?
Professor Bruno Lampini: It's a doubting world, kind sir!


Ilonka: What's your name?
Lawrence Talbot: Lawrence.
Ilonka: Lawrence? Do they call you Larry?
Lawrence Talbot: They used to.


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Bela Lugosi was slated for the role of Dracula, but the film was dependent upon the presence of Boris Karloff being released from the stage tour of Arsenic and Old Lace. Shooting was delayed, and John Carradine was cast instead of Lugosi, who had a prior engagement: ironically, playing Karloff's "Jonathan Brewster" role in another touring company of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
Part of the SON OF SHOCK package of 21 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original SHOCK THEATER release of 52 features one year earlier.
Shooting lasted from April 4-May 8, 1944, released December 15.
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