Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie

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Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie
"Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie" (1984).jpg
Directed by Myron J. Gold
Produced by Myron J. Gold
Written by Myron J. Gold
Starring Donald Pleasence
Yvonne Furneaux
June Wilkinson
Aldo Ray
Music by Ronald Stein
Cinematography Miguel Garzón
Production
company
Tillie Productions
S.A. Filmier
Release date
1984
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States/ Mexico/ UK
Language English

Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie is a 1984 comedy film about Frankenstein that is based in Transylvania.[1]

June Wilkinson, who had a part in the film, was interviewed in the book Screen Sirens Scream! about her role.[2] The film's music was written about in the book Musique fantastique.[3]

Plot[edit]

Castle Frankenstein has been empty for years and the local council is planning to repossess it, when the Frankenstein family return, seeking to find hidden treasure, and to re-animate the Frankenstein monster.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Victor Frankenstein / Old Baron Frankenstein - Donald Pleasence
  • Matilda 'Tillie' Frankenstein - Yvonne Furneaux
  • Randy - June Wilkinson
  • The Monster - Miguel Angel Fuentes
  • Bürgermeister - Aldo Ray
  • Clara - Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Grocer Schnitt - Rod Colbin
  • Police Superintendent Schwerbaum - Chandler Garrison
  • Banker Schlockmocker - Phil Leeds
  • Lawyer Schnabel - Garnett Smith
  • Judge Edelweiss - Ken Smith
  • Secretary Gudrun Geduldig - Karen Haber
  • Feldwebel Erstarren - Edgar Vivar
  • Big Black Bill (as Borolas) - Joaquín García Vargas

Critical reception[edit]

The Bloody Pit of Horror wrote, "I literally cringe at the thought of ever stumbling across something as bad as this in the future. To make it worse, the damn thing goes on forever." [5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weldon, Michael (1996). The psychotronic video guide. Macmillan. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-312-13149-4. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Parla, Paul; Charles P. Mitchell (2009). Screen Sirens Scream!. McFarland. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-7864-4587-5. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ D. Larson, Randall (1985). Musique fantastique. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-1728-9. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "FRANKENSTEIN'S GREAT AUNT TILLIE (1983) | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  5. ^ Bloody, The (2008-10-31). "The Bloody Pit of Horror: Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie (1984)". Thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-03.