Tonight on MeTV, while you might be creating holiday cookies- Victor Frankenstein is cooking up some of his usual mayhem- having taken on a new name and a new location, but keeping his same old sinister vocation- he’s making a list- of body parts- and checking it twice- in hopes of not ending up with another monster- all leading to the “Revenge of Frankenstein”!
This 1958 Hammer horror has Baron Frankenstein escaping a death sentence, and basing in the town of Carlsbruck. He spends a few years there, practicing medicine to benefit his wealthy female clientele- some of whom seem to be hypochondriacs who just enjoy the doctor’s attention! The “noble” doctor also heads up a clinic for the poor- and is considered a model citizen by all- except for a young visitor from the local medical board named Hans, who recognizes Victor- but makes a deal- he won’t expose the doctor’s true identity- if he takes Hans on as an assistant in his secret experiments! Hans knows the Baron’s history and ungodly work- but finds it so exciting that he wants to be a part of it!.
He is allowed to join the Baron in his hidden laboratory, where another assistant, Karl, who is a hunchback, helps prepare for a new experiment- while hoping the doctor will see fit to give him a new, more perfect body. Hans and the Baron begin their quest to transplant a living brain into a single complete body, moving past the previous attempts utilizing one assembled out of various parts from different victims- I mean, donors... Karl’s wish is fulfilled-his brain is successfully installed in a new body!
Things start to change when a pretty young lady, eager to do service to the poor, joins the staff of the doctor’s hospital. She ends up tending to the “new” Karl. His rehab is upset when he realizes that the doctor plans to take him on a world tour, putting him on display as a scientific miracle. Karl has no desire to be some sort of exhibit, and promptly escapes from the hospital!
With Karl gone, a new problem arises- an animal specimen that the Baron performed a similar transplant on suddenly becomes dangerous. Hans worries that the same thing may happen to the missing Karl – yet Victor doesn’t think it’s a possibility- until a series of murders begin… and it appears that Frankenstein has created another monster!
The fine actor Peter Cushing again takes the role of Baron Frankenstein , as he has previously in Hammer films. You’ll no doubt recognize other familiar faces from the famed studio, and we’ll tell you all about them. We’ll use “Svensurrounded” to turn some scenes from the film into some classic sitcoms, as well as taking a moment to parody a certain favorite bawdy British comedian!
The full color “Revenge of Frankenstein” appears tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or, if you’re not sure of time and channel where you are, please check your local listings, or at www.metv.com . As always, MeTV invites you to join the many fans who are “live –Tweeting ” during the program on Twitter , using the hashtag #svengoolie . We’ve been trending in the top ten nationally the past few weeks! This morning, Chicago area viewers can again take a dip into the Amazon with the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.
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Join us tonight on MeTV for Hammer horror for vengeance- Frankenstein style!