Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 13 Nov 2017
Cert: Not Rated
This bold departure into comedy horror was the directorial debut of Jimmy Sangster, and bore numerous similarities to his original 1957 Hammer horror The Curse of Frankenstein. The script’s licentious Baron was obviously influenced by the so-called Permissive Society and required a young actor for the title role; Peter Cushing was photographed ‘handing over’ to his replacement Ralph Bates on the film’s Elstree set. Former champion weightlifter Dave Prowse played the Monster. Both he and Peter Cushing would return for the next, and final, film in the series: Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell.