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Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« on: May 27, 2017, 08:29:48 AM »
As a sister thread to the DRACULA one, the premise stays the same: how would you place the films of each studio in order of your personal preference?
 
The major difference in the studios' approach here may influence many members: Universal focused on the adventures of the Monster, while Hammer chose to place emphasis on the Baron in their films.


UNIVERSAL:

FRANKENSTEIN(1931)
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935)
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939)
GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN(1942)
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944)
HOUSE OF DRACULA(1945)
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948)

HAMMER:

CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1957)
REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1958)
EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN(1964)
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN(1967)
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED!(1969)
HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN(1970)
FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL(1972)
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 08:34:31 AM »
My own selections:

Universal:

Frankenstein(1931)
Son Of Frankenstein(1939)
Ghost Of Frankenstein(1942)
Meets the Wolf Man(1943)
Bride Of Frankenstein(1935)
Abbott & Costello Meet(1948)
House Of Frankenstein(1944)
House Of Dracula(1945)

Hammer:

Curse(1957)
Evil(1964)
Created Woman(1967)
Must Be Destroyed!(1969)
Monster From Hell(1972)
Revenge(1958)
Horror(1970)
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 02:02:02 PM »
Again, as with the Rating Dracula thread, I've copy/pasted your list and assigned individual 1-10 ratings to each film based on my enjoyment of them. Of course with this method it's easy to tell my order of preference by my ratings. Here goes:

UNIVERSAL:

FRANKENSTEIN(1931)  8/10
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935)  8/10
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939)  7/10
GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN(1942)  6/10
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)  7/10
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944)  7/10
HOUSE OF DRACULA(1945)  6/10
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948)  7/10

HAMMER:

CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1957)  8/10
REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1958)  9/10
EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN(1964)  7/10
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN(1967)  7/10
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED!(1969)  8/10
HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN(1970)  6/10
FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL(1972)  8/10


In general I slightly prefer the Hammer Frankenstein films to the Universal ones simply because of Peter Cushing's crazed driven Baron. He's one of my favorite genre characters. The Universals are more important historically, but as good as they are I still have more fun watching the Hammers with Cushing's Baron.
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 02:18:57 PM »
UNIVERSAL:

1) FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943) - This is my sentimental favorite. Its the 1st Universal Monster film that I can remember seeing.
2)BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935)
3)ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948)
4)FRANKENSTEIN(1931)
5)SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939)
6)GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN(1942)
7)HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944)
8)HOUSE OF DRACULA(1945)

HAMMER:

1)CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1957)
2)REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1958)
3)FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED!(1969)
4)EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN(1964)
5)HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN(1970)
6)FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN(1967)
7)FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL(1972)
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 07:57:41 PM »
These aren't ranked on quality so much as enjoyability. Honestly, it's very hard to give any of these movies a low ranking.

Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Abbott and Costello
House of Frankenstein
House of Dracula (sure he's barely in the House movies but if I were to rank movies in general)
Son of Frankenstein
Ghost of Frankenstein

Monster from Hell
Curse
Created Woman
Must be Destroyed
Evil of
Horror of
Revenge of

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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 06:28:55 PM »
I love them all, but this would be my order.

UNIVERSAL:

FRANKENSTEIN(1931)
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935)
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948)
GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN(1942)
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939)
HOUSE OF DRACULA(1945)
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944)



HAMMER:

REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1958)
CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1957)
EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN(1964)
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN(1967)
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED!(1969)
HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN(1970)
FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL(1972)
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 05:36:03 AM »
For me:

UNIVERSAL:

1) FRANKENSTEIN(1931)
2)BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935)
3)SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939)
4) FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)
5) HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944)
6)GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN(1942)
7) HOUSE OF DRACULA(1945) - (Only better than number 8, because Abbott and Costello aren't actually in it.)
8) ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)


HAMMER:

1)CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1957)
2)REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1958)
3) EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN(1964)
4)FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL(1972)
5)FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED!(1969)
6)FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN(1967)
7) HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN(1970)
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 01:23:28 AM »
Universal:

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Perhaps an odd choice for one's favorite, but this one hits my nostalgia buttons like no other. Plus, Lugosi's back as Dracula!!)
Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
HoF
HoD
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
Ghost of Frankenstein

Hammer:
 
Frankenstein & the Monster From Hell
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Curse of Frankenstein
Frankenstein Created Woman
Evil of Frankenstein
Horror of Frankenstein
Revenge of Frankenstein
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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 03:41:01 AM »
As a sister thread to the DRACULA one, the premise stays the same: how would you place the films of each studio in order of your personal preference?
 
The major difference in the studios' approach here may influence many members: Universal focused on the adventures of the Monster, while Hammer chose to place emphasis on the Baron in their films.


UNIVERSAL:

FRANKENSTEIN(1931)
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935)
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN(1939)
GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN(1942)
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN(1943)
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1944)
HOUSE OF DRACULA(1945)
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN(1948)

HAMMER:

CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1957)
REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1958)
EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN(1964)
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN(1967)
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED!(1969)
HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN(1970)
FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL(1972)

This is how I would rate them for "my own personal" preference.  I tend to favor the Universal films in the order in which they were released, even though that is not the order in which I saw them. I did see Frankenstein 1931 first, then Bride of Frankenstein 1935 afterwards. That was it -- I was in love, and what a romance it has been. The Hammer Films showed us a lot of what the Universal Films didn't. They also gave us blood dripping color too. I love them all, both Universal & Hammer.

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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 02:09:08 AM »
Frankenstein
Bride
Frank meets Wolfman
A/C Meet Frank
Son of
Ghost
House of F
House of D

Curse of
Must be destroyed
Created Woman
Evil of
Monster from Hell
Revenge
Horror of


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Re: Rating the Frankensteins: Universal and Hammer
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 04:31:19 PM »
These aren't ranked on quality so much as enjoyability. Honestly, it's very hard to give any of these movies a low ranking.

Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein
Abbott and Costello
House of Frankenstein
House of Dracula (sure he's barely in the House movies but if I were to rank movies in general)
Son of Frankenstein
Ghost of Frankenstein

Monster from Hell
Curse
Created Woman
Must be Destroyed
Evil of
Horror of
Revenge of

Oh crap, just realized after all this time that I forgot Meets the Wolf Man. Uhh, I think I'd tie it somewhere around the House movies. Honestly, I look back at my list now and I can't fully agree with it anymore. But close enough.