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- 2010.Apr.24 / 11pm
Son of Frankensteinby: Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 1930s • feature • Frankenstein • free • Universal.monsters • stars: Basil.Rathbone • Bela.Lugosi • Boris.Karloff • Lionel.Atwill
From Tysto commentaries:
It’s still alive! Sherlock Holmes and Dracula meet Bambi and Frankenstein’s Monster in the 1939 extension of the Frankenstein mythos. I mock the hilariously bizarre architecture, the ridiculous dart game, the absurd hair (and somewhat suspicious parentage) of little Peter, and the Frankenstein Village board of commerce. I explore the father-son theme and compare it to the previous films and boldly suggest that 47+ years is a long damn time for a monster to be roaming the countryside murdering people without being discovered or getting some kind of name, especially from his decades-long live-in companion.
I also suggest that if your town became famous for having a monster roaming around it, you could make a good buck off that if you market it the right way. And I gratuitously, but only momentarily, compare the Frankensteins to the royal family of England.
Now, the premise of this film is that— toy train, toy train, toy train— The premise of this film is that the monster did not die at the end of the second film.— Tysto Commentaries,
Son of Frankenstein @0:04:33
Terrible, terrible weather in the Tyrolean Mountains. That may actually be having an impact on their tourism trade: endless lightning storms.— ,
Son of Frankenstein @0:22:26
[The monster] has been in some sort of [coma] for months, Ygor says. How has Ygor been feeding him? Intravenously? Has he been mashing up his food and sort of, just, pushing it into his mouth?— ,
Son of Frankenstein @0:30:50
If you wanted to crank up the camp, … you could have the monster telling Frankenstein, ‘Now, you shall make me a son! Cobble together the various body parts of babies and make me a child!— ,
Son of Frankenstein @1:08:12