2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed [DVD]  (DVD)
One of my favourite Frankenstein films.
Peter Cushing is chillingly great as always & so are the actors in the main supporting roles, especially Thorley Walters as Inspector Frisch who adds some comic relief. Also, the 'Monster' is very well played by Freddie Jones who delivers a great, tortured performance.
In this film Dr Frankenstein has evolved into a cynical, evil man who is solely devoted to his work & no longer has any respect for human life or people in general. The keen, ideological man he once was has been overcome by arrogance. He gleefully blackmails a young doctor & his sweetheart into doing his bidding & has become skilled at avoiding any unwanted attention from the authorities. This is the story of someone beyond redemption. Special effects are fairly minimal but beautifully executed when needed. Also, the score & set are of a particularly high Hammer standard. The story & script are excellent & nothing is done just for the sake of it. All the scary set pieces & scenes (some quite shocking) are there as an integral part of the story & not just for a cheap shock.
The only downer is that some of the bit-part actors are weak. Therefore some scenes suffer when the mood is broken by poor performances opposite the excellent job being done by the main cast.