Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks (1974)

Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) movie poster

director Dick Randall
viewed: 09/19/2016

When I sit to write about a film, I do a little research, read up a bit.  I try to get my main thoughts across and generally try not to simply repeat what others have already said.

That said, Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks is a bit of a challenge.

Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks is not as freaky as it sounds.  It does rather inexplicably feature a couple of neanderthals in Victorian Europe.  One who “becomes” the monster, experiments upon by the evil doctor.  It might also prove an object lesson on how to treat your henchmen.  When the creepy dwarf (played by Michael Dunn) gets cast out, he brings back another caveman to wreak havoc and revenge.

Highlighting weirdnesses like that the second caveman, “Ook” as he comes to be known, is billed as “Boris Lugosi” and looks a lot like Avery Schreiber.

This all makes for reasonably good copy, but I’m hardly the first to point any of this out.  All in all, this is pretty fun trash.

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