Frankenstein Created Woman is among the best of Hammer Film's horror classics, stylishly directed by Terence Fisher and featuring a subtle but sinister performance from Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein. The woman created is Playboy playmate Susan Denberg, fondly remembered by Star Trek fans as one of "Mudd's Women." As with many Hammer Films, part of the fun is enjoying Arthur Grant's rich cinematography and the production designs of Bernard Robinson. The screenplay features an interesting gender switch, unusual for the mid-1960s. Ideas for these characters had pretty much run their course by the late 1960s, and four years would pass before the next film in the series, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed.
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Hammer Studios followed up Evil of Frankenstein with this entertaining sequel, again starring Peter Cushing as the quintessential mad scientist obsessed with the reanimation of dead bodies and the creation of superhuman creatures. His latest project involves transferring the mind of a wrongly-executed man into the body of his lover (former Playboy centerfold Susan Denberg), whose own suicide left her horribly disfigured. After restoring her beauty, the Doctor performs the mind-transference, which comes off without a hitch... until the lust for revenge against his executioners begins to surface. He/she then pursues this vendetta by seducing and murdering those who wronged him. Hammer stalwart Terence Fisher directs this quirky entry with his usual flair -- aided considerably by a decent budget -- and spices things up with a fair share of titillation (courtesy of Ms. Denberg).
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