Hammer's first horror film is a long way from being an accurate Frankenstein
film, but with impressive production and a fantastic leading duo, it is
a strong, highly recommended film, and a good start to the Frankenstein series to follow.
This film has been much maligned before, and it does
suffer from a bad looking monster, and relatively average performances
from most of the cast - however the plot is acceptable and the
production values are very good, making the film more than watchable,
although one of the weakest in the series.
A decent film although it
does lack a spark that would be seen in the next
sequel, Frankenstein Must be Destroyed
(1969). It is a watchable film, even if the lack of excitement
means it doesn't hold up to repeat viewings, certainly worth
fans of the series. Not recommended as a starting point.
With a strong and near perfect script,
combined with highly impressive production values and acting, this is a
highly recommended film, and even to those who are not fans of the Hammer
Frankenstein series, it stands well enough on its own to justify a viewing.
A a very good film with a great script, a wonderfully dark, atmospheric
setting, boosted by good performances by all concerned. A fitting end
to the series and a recommended film that would stand quite well if
Hammer filmed a seventh Frankenstein film - Horror of Frankenstein (1970) - with Ralph Bates in the lead role. This film, a semi-comic remake of Curse of Frankenstein, had no connection to the rest of the series and proved unpopular.