Director Terence Fisher’s swansong (and Hammer’s sixth and final Frankenstein film) finds the Baron (Peter Cushing) in Bedlam with young apprentice Dr Helder (Shane Briant), a busty mute known to the inmates as “Angel” (Madeline Smith) and plenty of inmates to wreak the usual mayhem with.
Although it suffered a critical pasting, it’s more fun retrospectively.
Cushing (literally) sinks his teeth into the role, and there’s a colourful supporting cast, even if the philosophical musings have dated better than the makeup – The Monster (played by Dave ‘Darth Vader’ Prowse) looks like a mangy Wookie.
Baron Frankenstein (Dr Victor)
Dr Simon Helder
Charles Lloyd Pack
Mischa De La Motte