Friday, December 17, 2010

Frankenstein Created Woman

I've been getting through the Hammer DVD box I got in the spring little by little, and this was today's movie.

Honestly most of these Hammer movies are brilliant in atmosphere but fall down in key parts, and nobody seems to know how to end these movies (for example, Quatermass and the Pit was excellent and then had a big WTF ending)...

But Frankenstein Created Woman rocked. The second half is a bit of a letdown from the first half, but oh lord that first half really ratchets up the tension and tragedy. Peter Cushing really brings a dignity to these things they might not otherwise have, but that's news to no one.

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter is still my favorite Hammer movie, but this is now in firm second place, I think.

And aside from the police officer uniforms, this is actually how I envision my game world. And Frankenstein is a Magic-User.


  1. Must agree on the Captain Kronos - the swordfight in the graveyard stayed with me for years. Hammaer films has rebooted and, apparently, Cronos is up for a remake. Let's hope they keep the charm of the original and use some modern spit and polish on her.

  2. Captain Kronos and LotFP are a great fit - that period's a better fit than the medieval IMHO, and talking of fit - Caroline Munro !

  3. Yup, Captain Kronos remains my favourite, but number two is Twins of Evil. The titular star of the former has appeared in my campaign, but not the latter come to think of it... I can only imagine what might have been if Captain Kronos had been successful in its purpose as a pilot for a television series!