Le perturbé baron Frankenstein, assisté de l'efficace docteur Hertz, s'occupe cette fois de tenter de transplanter des âmes sur le corps de quelques défunts. Quand leur homme de main, puis sa fiancée meurent, ils tentent d'insuffler à l'enveloppe charnelle de cette dernière, l'esprit de son prétendant, comme de bien entendu, assoiffé de haine et de vengeance. Original et bienvenu ! www.cinefiches.com
If "Vertigo" was a horror movie, it would be this one: it's true that the themes of science vs. superstition that "Frankenstein Created Woman" explores have nothing to do with Hitchcock's classic, but there are some curious links: not only Susan Denberg is quite similar to Kim Novak as her character also dies two times, both for the love of one man. One of the most intelligent and beautiful Hammer/Fisher pictures.
A film that tries to get at something possibly unexplainable. Here the "Mad" Baron is not creating creatures from the parts of the dead, but instead attempting to conquer Death itself and in doing so discovers how to harness the soul. The script is indeed a bit lagging, but it's the central idea-the idea presented that is so fantastic and so completely transcendent that makes FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN a revelation.
Superior entry to Hammer's Frankenstein series keeps things interesting with an original and inventive story. The usual solid Hammer production values and great character performances and, as usual, Peter Cushing is in top form as the mad Baron. The first half is better than the second, it drags a bit in the middle, and the ending is anti-climactic, but for the most Fisher keeps things clipping along.