Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys because we’re talking 1944’s House Of Frankenstein and 1965’s Frankenstein Conquers The World aka Frankenstein Vs. Baragon.
We start by talking about some of the stuff involving horror recently. Liam talks about seeing the film White Of The Eye, and Justin talks about starting The Munsters, as well as the films Deep Fear, Nightsiren, Flowing, Everyone Will Burn, and Give Me An A for Fantastic Fest and the film Sky Man on Tubi and the film Smile in the theatre.
We start with House Of Frankenstein. We give a basic plot outline of the film and talk about how the film by all rights shouldn’t be entertaining due to the obvious cash grab nature of it. We talk about how the film highlights the tragic nature of Lon Chaney’s Wolf Man.
We briefly discuss the interlinking nature of the Universal films. Justin talks about how while the film doesn’t really have much of a plot it’s still a fun film to watch and discuss how the film was one of the first team up movies.
We briefly talk about the tragic nature of some of the early Universal monster films, and how this film lacks much of that. We conclude with the weird fact that there is no monster fight in this movie.
Up next is Frankenstein Conquers The World. We begin by talking about how the film had a different ending filmed for the American release.
We talk about how the film may have been an allegory for Japanese war crimes during WWII, especially with Unit 731 and how the film has a vague feeling of Japanese nationalism.
Justin talks about how the film examines the concept of respecting personhood when several scientists are uncomfortable with treating Frankenstein as less than human and thus treating him merely as a test subject.
We discuss the American ending some more and how the film created Baragon because it didn’t want to use Godzilla for this property.
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