FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL
Dir. Terence Fisher GB 1973 99 mins (15)
Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, Patrick Troughton
When Dr Simon Helder is committed to an asylum after being caught experimenting on stolen cadavers he finds himself in the company of fellow re-animator Baron Frankenstein, who is physician there. The two join forces to continue their research but Helder gradually realises that a fine line separates the inmates from those apparently in charge. This was Terence Fisher’s last film and the final instalment in Hammer’s exploration of the Frankenstein story. Here, Peter Cushing reaches his most degenerate, his gaunt yet distinguished appearance giving little inkling of the menace just beneath the surface.