Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
|Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks|
Original Poster Art
|Directed by||Dick Randall|
|Produced by||G. Robert Straub (executive producer)
Oscar Brazzi (producer) (uncredited)
Dick Randall (producer) (uncredited)
|Written by||Mario Francini
|Music by||Marcello Gigante|
|Edited by||Enzo Micarelli|
|19 February 1974|
90 minutes (Canada)
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (originally Terror! Il Castello Delle Donne Maledette) is a 1974 Italian horror film directed by Dick Randall that is loosely based on the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein.
The film is also known as Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (American video title), Frankenstein's Castle (British video title), Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (American dubbed version), Monsters of Frankenstein, Terror, Terror Castle, The House of Freaks and The Monsters of Dr. Frankenstein.
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A neanderthal man is lynched by villagers and a Count Frankenstein brings the monster back to life. Trying to avoid detection from the authorities and the locals, his creation escapes and wreaks havoc.
- Rossano Brazzi as Count Frankenstein
- Michael Dunn as Genz
- Edmund Purdom as Prefect Ewing,
- Gordon Mitchell as Igor
- Loren Ewing as Goliath
- Luciano Pigozzi as Hans
- Xiro Papas as Kreegin
- Salvatore Baccaro as Ook
- Simonetta Vitelli as Maria Frankenstein
- Eric Mann as Eric
- Laura De Benedittis as Valda
- Robert Marx as Detective Koerner
- Christiane Rücker as Krista Lauder
- Margaret Oliver as Paisan Woman
- Alessandro Perrella as Doctor
- Roberto Fizz as Paisan
- Annamaria Tornello as Jenny Hansen, rape victim
- Aristide Caporale as Grave Digger
- Palumbo Nicola as Agent
- Mike Monty as Paisan
- Rossella Ferrero as Paisan Woman
- Ozzie Raghet as Almut
- Walter Saxer as Warner
The movie garnered a new cult audience when it aired on the horror movie series Elvira's Movie Macabre in 1984.
Magnum Video released the film on VHS in the 1980s with the title Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks.
Something Weird video released the film on DVD. The film would also be released on DVD from Shout! Factory as part of their Elvira Movie Macabre line. The film can be viewed by itself or with the original Elvira intermissions. Unlike the original broadcast, the film is uncensored.
- Shout! Factory DVD, 2009. Last accessed: November 2009.
- Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette at the Internet Movie Database
- Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks is available for free download at the Internet Archive
- Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks at AllMovie
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