The Best of Terror 2018: Top 250 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 15% of 1613 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Frankenstein Created Woman

Once re-animated by his assistant, a scientist becomes inspired by the idea of soul containment.
United Kingdom
1967
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Revenant Film
Sadist: 
Executioner
Government: 
Politician
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
4
Soft and chewy...
6
4
6
6
1
4
2
Photography
Pace
Plot
Frankenstein Created Woman goes beyond the concept of the evil re-animated corpse and presents an intrigue that revolves around containment of the soul, instead. The subject at hand is interesting but underdeveloped considering where the writers could go with the premise. It is downplaying the visuals and the scares, but, as a supernatural thriller, it pulls no punches.
It takes its unique spot in the franchise by displaying female partial nudity, throwing in a lengthy awkward bar fight not typical to the subgenre, and pushing controversy and gore generally further than previously attempted. It conforms to the previous films in terms of photo, set design, and, most importantly, brings back the excellent Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein.
So, they made the creature a woman this time! 1935's Bride of Frankenstein had the same gimmick. Sadly, by making her beautiful and not horrific, the creators ended up with somewhat of a femme fatale, not a brutal aberration. Her screen time as a monster is negligible, too, which is confusing. Things get tense in the last act only, so better gear up for all that dialogue!
Alternate Titles: 
Frankenstein Made Woman
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