Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

As most of you know, Frankenstein is my favorite steampunk monster. In Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, we don’t see the usual monster that Dr. Frankenstein would create but an interesting variation of the monster.

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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell shambled into the theaters in 1973 and it was the last of the Hammer studio’s Frankenstein film series. The film stars Peter Cushing as Dr. Carl Victor aka Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and Shane Briant as Dr. Simon Helder.

It is Helder who is tried and convicted of sorcery for attempting to replicate Frankenstein’s experiments. Helder is sentenced to the same institution as Frankenstein, and discovers that Frankenstein is running the Asylum.

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With the assistance of Dr. Helder, Frankenstein begins his life’s work of creating a man from body parts. Fortunately for Frankenstein, he has an entire mental Asylum to pick from. As you might expect, the newly created monster is unhappy and goes on the rampage. I thought that the monster being ripped to spreads by the inmates was a nice touch.

famfhAll in all, it is one of my favorite Frankenstein films. I am a big fan of vintage Hammer films and this one satisfies my love of Victorian horror. I was really impressed with an obviously frail Peter Cushing leaping on the back of the massive David Prowse in the subduing the monster scene. Shane Briant’s character need a solid pimp slap on more than one occasion and seamed too snotty for a Frankenstein assistant. Dr. Who fans should keep a sharp eye out for the body snatcher. Having said that, give this movie a try and I think you’ll love Hammer studios as much as I do.

Big Zombie Housewives Giveaway!!!

As you know, I love the Zombie Housewives series. If you haven’t picked up one of the books, here is a perfect opportunity to pick up the full series (to date) and some cool swag. Check out ( http://above-the-norm.blogspot.com/2013/10/big-zombie-housewives-giveaway.html ) for full deals of the giveaway.

In honor of Sharon and I’s third zombie housewives book, Zombie Housewives of the 1970’s, I am having a giveaway to thank everyone for your support of our undead ladies.  There will be three winners.  The first place winner will receive all three books in the zombie housewives series, autographed by Sharon and myself.  Along with the books, you will win a tote bag with “Zombie Housewife” printed on it and a t-shirt with your choice of logo on it.  The second place winner will receive the hat with “Zombie Housewife’s Food” printed on it, a ZHOA metal keychain, a magnet for your car or any metal surface with “Zombie Housewife” on it, and a t-shirt with your choice of logo on it.  The third place winner will win a t-shirt with your choice of logo on it.

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