One more can't hurt!
Peter Cushing reprises the role of Frankenstein in this second sequel to Hammer Films' adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel. It is taking an increasing amount of liberties in regards to gore and controversy, spicing up a typically conservative plot. This is yet another beautiful period piece with vibrant matte painting and gorgeous Gothic set design.
You can find grander effects in this than the previous entries, mostly when it comes to Frankenstein's laboratory. There is a good deal of eye candy sprinkled from beginning to end, which helps keep up entertained. The tighter pace doesn't hurt. The new monster looks great when filmed under the right light. Its allure is somewhat reminiscent of the Universal Studios monster and he's kind of scary.
We never go into a Frankenstein adaptation or sequel expecting twists and turns. We can already predict the outcome, so we're all about the directing and singular aesthetic. The Evil of Frankenstein achieves this. It lives up to its tradition and the public's expectations. While it'll generally feel like more of the same, many significant technical improvements show.