Saturday, October 24, 2015

1990 - FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND, Roger Corman's final film

Roger Corman attempted to make the same kind of film he had been directing his entire life a fast paced horror/science fiction film with a little social commentary.  Corman chose a book Frankenstein Unbound by an author Brian Aldiss, which apparently is a reinterpretation of the Frankenstein story.

The cast is certainly one of the better one's for a Corman movie.  Raul Julia, Bridget Fonda and John Hurt.  Unfortunately the script and story don't really come together. The plot is about a scientist in the future traveling back in time where he meets the real Dr. Frankentstein and his monster with the usual monster mayhem that results.

During the film there are certain scenes that remind me of the old Roger Corman but for the most part the film seems to lack his old style and panache.  Sure there's plenty of blood and guts and violence but the whole thing has a certain been there done that before quality to it

85 minutes.

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