This film was a direct sequel to Son Of Frankenstein and was the first Frankenstein film with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster. Bela Lugosi also returns as the villainous Ygor, which I consider to be one of his best roles. I actually enjoyed this film more than Son Of Frankenstein, because it doesn't feel so "padded out" and it has a much quicker pace to it. I still missed seeing Karloff as the monster, though, because Chaney lacked the emotion and acting skills to make his monster memorable. Still, it is an entertaining monster film and is still better than some of Universal's horror films that followed. I give it four stars, but I deduct one star because of Chaney being inferior to Karloff's monster.