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Psychotronic Cinema # 1 - Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks

Psychotronic Cinema is a program made in the spirit of old late night television movie show featuring some of wildest movies ever made. Frankensteins's Castle of Freaks: Count Frankenstein has been conducting experiments in an attempt to bring the dead back to life. When a caveman is discovered near the village and beaten to death by a mob of locals, Frankenstein acquires the caveman's body and brings it back to his lab where his life's work finally comes to fruition. The caveman lives again.


Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (originally Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette) is a 1974 Italian horror film directed by Irving Reuben 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.

Plot summary


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.< name="Fulci" />

Cast

  • Rossano Brazzi as Count Frankenstein
  • Michael Dunn (actor) as Genz
  • Edmund Purdom as Pect 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 (actor) 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

Critical response

Considered by most to be one of the worst Frankenstein films ever made. The movie garnered a new cult audience when it aired on the horror movie series Elvira's Movie Macabre in 1984.

Releases

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.< name="Fulci" />
In January 2009, Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks was also presented with heckler by Cinematic Titanic.

Category:1974 films
Category:Italian horror films
Category:1974 horror films
Category:Italian-language films
Category:Frankenstein films
Category:Italian films


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