Horrorfest 2020 Presents: Lady Frankenstein (1971, Mel Welles)

You know, Lady Frankenstein isn’t half bad. It has Joseph Cotten chewing scenery in what was a role he took to pay the bills, and Rosalba Neri under an assumed name as the Baron’s daughter. There is nudity, violence, brain swapping and even angry villagers! Naturally the grotesque creature shows up too to wreck havoc and kill a bunch of people. The Italians decided they could make their own Frankenstein movie, and I liked it despite it being pretty goofy at times.

When I watched this on Tubi I found out via YouTube that there is a director’s cut of Lady Frankenstein that is longer. I wonder if the additional footage makes for a better film. Guess I will have to find out later on. For now this was a passable spin on mostly already done material. Welles’ movie would fit in just fine with the other Hammer Frankenstein movies.

2 thoughts on “Horrorfest 2020 Presents: Lady Frankenstein (1971, Mel Welles)

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  1. Ya know, I watched this sometime in the last year or so, just for kicks, I’d always heard it was trashy and bad but I had a good feeling about it. I agree with you, it coulda been a lot worse and is a totally tolerable semi-Euro-trash take on the subject.

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