Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks / Terror! Il castello delle donne maledette (1974)

2.0 out of 5

By entering an Italian cinematic milieu that would produce the likes of Lado, Martino, Bava, Argento and Fulci, what American producer Dick Randall would direct here could never be considered anything more than a footnote. Nothing more than a curio for the completist.

Yet, with a story that involves Frankenstein's monster, a midget and a reanimated Neanderthal played by Sal Boris, Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks can hardly be faulted for imagination. Sadly, in execution, it really isn't that good a movie.

Nevertheless, as a producer, Randall would be something of a legend. He would be responsible for bringing the world the occasional Bruce Lee clone, a midget spy, Pieces, Invaders of the Lost Gold and The French Sex Murders.

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