Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks Dec 21, 2008 14:35:55 GMT -5
Post by Donna SadCat Lady on Dec 21, 2008 14:35:55 GMT -5
Did he say he caught a cold? I thought he said he got f***ing cold.
Given that yesterday's weather forecast predicted single-digit temps and sub-zero wind chill for last night and today, I thought that if Frank was cold yesterday, just wait!
I thought that this movie was in some ways not as bad as the Blood of the Vampires. The actors were (mostly) better, and so was the dubbing. Except for the main actor, Rossano Brazzi. He wasn't dubbed when he maybe should have been; his thick Italian accent made him often hard to understand. Although the idea of Count Frankenstein having a thick Italian accent does contribute to the laughability of the film.
In a lot of other ways the movie was just as ridiculous. The plot just didn't make any sense sometimes. What are we supposed to make of the dwarf? He was repellent, but you couldn't help feeling sorry for him. Was that because he was played by an appealing actor, Michael Dunn? It almost seemed as though the film-makers ended up feeling sorry for him, considering what happened to him at the end. As Trace said, how did he rate ending up like that?
And what was the deal with the two gratuitous flashes of--well, I won't spoil it. But there were two gratuitous scenes early on in the movie. Then the movie set up more potential gratuity later on that didn't pan out. Did CT edit out later, more revealing scenes?
And the ending... that was... something. It felt more like, "Well, we've gotta end it this way because it's a Frankenstein movie." So they kinda tried to make a message out of it or something.
Anyway, there were at least two killer riffs in there, one involving a milk bath and one involving the dwarf unlocking a gate. Apparently it'll be a little wait, but I'm definitely looking forward to getting this on DVD.