Halloween may now be associated with the likes of Michael Myers and other hack-and-slash types, but for those of us of a certain age, at this time of year our thoughts return to the granddaddies of them all: Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster. In honor of that tradition, today Trembles takes a look back at the good doctor’s daughter: Lady Frankenstein, directed by Mel Welles and Aureliano Luppi.
When Dr. Frankenstein (Joseph Cotten) is killed by a monster he created, his daughter (Rosalba Neri) and his lab assistant, Marshall (Paul Muller), continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall’s brain into the muscular body of a retarded servant, Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall’s life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor’s daughter.