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House of Frankenstein (1944)

Passed | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 December 1944 (USA)
An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), Curt Siodmak (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Karloff ... Doctor Niemann
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
J. Carrol Naish ... Daniel
John Carradine ... Dracula aka Baron Latos
Anne Gwynne ... Rita Hussman
Peter Coe ... Carl Hussman
Lionel Atwill ... Inspector Arnz
George Zucco ... Professor Bruno Lampini
Elena Verdugo ... Ilonka
Sig Ruman ... Hussman
William Edmunds William Edmunds ... Fejos
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... Burgomaster Toberman
Philip Van Zandt ... Inspector Muller
Julius Tannen ... Hertz
Hans Herbert Hans Herbert ... Meier
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Storyline

After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann and his hunch back assistant revive Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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All the Screen's Titans of Terror - Together in the Greatest of All SCREEN SENSATIONS! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chamber of Horrors See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Now will you give me my chalk?
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Gypsy Tantrums
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Karloff's House of Horrors,should have been Frankenstein meets The Wolf Man 2 though
18 February 2004 | by HaddonfieldJasonSee all my reviews

Boris Karloff returns to the Frankenstein series after being away for five years,he doesnt play the monster,but a mad scientist,named Gustav Nieman. He has a friend named Daniel,they are both condemned to life in prison,for expierments very similar to that of Dr.Frankenstein. Once they are busted loose,they kill a Professor Lampenni a head of a travelling show of horrors.Then they make their way to Vasiara now a village in all most every Frankenstein,and Wolf Man movie. On the way they resurrect Dracula. Whom is played very badly by John Carridine. I would have liked to see Bela Lugosi,but his talent would be wasted here.Dracula falls for a young lady,and tries to make his move,Nieman uses Dracula to kill those who sent him to prison. When the young lady's husband,goes to rescue her,Nieman afraid of being caught throws Dracula's coffin out of Lampenni's wagon,Dracula is killed by the sunlight. Once they reach Vasaria,they meet a gypsy show,Daniel falls for a beauitful young gypsy. They bring her with on their journey. Once Nieman reaches the Frankenstein ruin,he resurrects Laurnece Talbot,and The Frankenstein Monster,to do more of his evil bidding...

House of Frankenstein will never reach up to Whale's Frankenstein,or Bride of Frankenstein,Browing's Dracula,or Waggner's Wolf Man,but it is fun,and a good pop corn film. Lon Chaney Jr is in his top act here as The Wolf Man. Glenn Strange is actually a good Frankenstein monster,if he were given more screen time,I`m sure he would have been an excellent monster. Karloff is in the top of his game as the mad doctor. He is insane,and a dishonest man. Though the plot is cheesy,the movie still is rather enjoyable. The Dracula plot doesnt work much,it just should have been a Frankenstein meets Wolf Man 2

3/4


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