1974 BBFC Cert. “X”

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Young Simon Helder is a student of the works of Frankenstein. His experiments in the creation of life are discovered by the police and he is arrested, charged with witchcraft, found guilty but insane and committed to a lunatic asylum. There, he immediately recognises the medical director as Frankenstein, who is working there under an assumed name. At first, Frankenstein takes Simon on to help tend the other inmates, but it is not long before the two men are working together to create another human being…..

Production Details

A Hammer production presented by Joseph E. Levine for Avco Embassy
Copyright MCMLXXIII Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 23441

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

RCA Sound Recording
Made at EMI/MGM EIstree Studios, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Processed at Studio Film Laboratories 99 mins

Filming Began: 18th September 1972
UK Release: 12th Mayl 1974

EMI-MGM Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, Highgate, London – Graveyard opening scenes

Stills from film

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Cast & Crew

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Original Poster
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell 1974

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Terence Fisher had be coaxed out of retirement to direct this, Hammer’s last Frankenstein opus and his own last stint as director. Afterwards, he retired for good and died in 1980.

The screenplay for this film was the last contribution made to Hammer by Anthony Hinds, under his pen-name John Elder.

Actor Bernard Lee played 007’s boss ‘M’ in all of the James Bond films up to and including “Moonraker” (1979).

Nicholas Smith, uncredited here, played Mr Rumbold in the BBC TV sitcom “Are You Being Served”.

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