Basil Rathbone comes to Transylvania to inherit his father's estate in this second sequel to Frankenstein
. The townspeople are suspicious, but young Frankenstein has no interest in reviving his father's work--until he discovers the monster hidden away in the castle, inert but very much intact and watched over by Ygor (Bela Lugosi), a sinister, snaggletoothed peasant with a broken neck. Convinced to revive the creature and vindicate his father's name, Frankenstein toils away in the lab not realising that Ygor plans to use the monster to revenge himself on the jury that sentenced him to hang. Boris Karloff
makes his final appearance as the Monster, now little more than a mute, lumbering robot under the hypnotic control of Ygor. Rathbone is a dignified, suave scientist and a marvelous match to Lugosi's mad Ygor, a richly malevolent performance that dominates the film.
Lionel Atwill makes a marvelous addition to the Frankenstein gallery as the wooden-armed constable, a legacy of the monster's rampage 25 years before. (Mel Brooks's loving lampoon Young Frankenstein, a veritable remake of this film, features the constable and his lumber limb in a major role.) Universal abandoned horror films in 1936, but the success of this sequel single-handedly revived the genre. Though lacking the gothic splendor and macabre humor of James Whale's originals, Rowland V. Lee's handsome production remains an intelligent, well-made classic of the genre and Universal's last great horror film. Lugosi returns as Ygor in The Ghost of Frankenstein.--Sean Axmaker
Classic horror featuring Boris Karloff in his final appearance as Frankenstein's Monster. Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone) is the son of Dr Victor Frankenstein, the Monster's creator. When Wolf moves his family to an estate in a small village, the people in the community become very hostile towards him. With the help of a demented blacksmith, Ygor (Bela Lugosi), Wolf finds the Monster's carcass and decides to bring it back to life, believing this to be the perfect way to restore his family's honour.
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