June 18, 1967 in UK cinemas: Frankenstein Created Woman

“From flesh and innocence… Frankenstein has created the ultimate in evil – A beautiful woman with the soul of the devil!”

Frankenstein_Created Woman-1967Frankenstein Created Woman is a British Hammer Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein and Susan Denberg as his new creation. It is the fourth film in Hammer’s Frankenstein series.

Where Hammer’s previous Frankenstein films were concerned with the physical aspects of the Baron’s work, the interest here is in the metaphysical dimensions of life, such as the question of the soul, and its relationship to the body. [Wikipedia]

A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz provingCinema-UK-06-18-1967 to him that the soul does not leave the body on the instant of death. His lab assistant, young Hans, is found guilty of murdering the local pub owner with whom he had an argument where he foolishly swore to kill the man and Frankenstein acquires his body immediately after the execution. Hans had been quite friendly with the dead man’s daughter Christina who returns just in time to see him guillotined. Distraught, she commits suicide and is brought back to life by the good Doctor but with Hans’ brain replacing her own. As memories return to her – Hans’ memories in fact – she sets out to pursue and kill those responsible for having sent him to his death. [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the Hammer YouTube Channel.

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