Overall Rank: 7853
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 28
Theatrical Release Date: 01/13/1939
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Actors: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Josephine Hutchinson, Donnie Dunagan, Lionel Atwill
Plot: The long-lost son of the late Dr. Frankenstein returns to the family castle to claim the property, only to discover that his father's monster has survived. The monster begins to terrorize the town, placing a cloud of suspicion over the son of Frankenstein and his family. People die. Chaos ensues. The monster seems to die again... at least until the next sequel.
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SmokeScreener - wrote on 03/10/2009
"Son of Frankenstein is the third and final time that Boris Karloff plays Frankenstein's monster. The plot has enough holes that it could have been called 'The Sponge of Frankenstein'. First, the monster returns after being seemingly killed twice.. at the end of both Frankenstein, and Bride of Frankenstein. Michael Myers of Halloween fame has nothing on this creature! Second, the actual son of Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone) is never mentioned or discussed in the previous films.
One thing the film has going for it is moodiness. The black and white cinematography and the great performances create a very authentic, creepy feeling.
As always, I monitored the film for tobacco use, and Son of Frankenstein earned a SmokeScreeners rating of 4 Butts. A discussion of the tobacco use …
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