Wolf Frankenstein, son of Henry Frankenstein, returns with his wife, to his fathers estate to claim his inheritance. When he arrives with his family he recieves a hostile reception from locals.
Lee doesn't have Whale's facility for fluid camera movement but SON OF is a very good & overlooked chapter in the FRANKENSTEIN saga. Rathbone is especially excellent, but the film belongs to Lugosi, whose physicality--stoic/creepy, menacing/impish--is a lost art. Karloff, unfortunately, doesn't have much to do. Incredible set & production design. Welcome gallows humor but overly long.