Sunday, 22 July 2012

DVD review: Frankenstein vs. the creature from blood cove (2005)

A mad scientist is based in a villa near Blood Cove, a remote beach on the coast of California. He has created an amphibian, which is virtually indestructible. The researcher intends to use the monster to fight international terrorism. The monster however escapes and begin to kill photo models that use the beach while taking pictures. The scientist see no alternative but to dig up the Frankenstein's monster and revive it and then the with the monster's help combat the amphibian, which still continues slaughtering photo models. But Frankenstein's monster becomes lovesick... Frankenstein vs. the creature from blood cove is written and directed by William Winckle. The acting is decent, the camerawork and editing is good and the movie is shot in glorius black and white. It´s very  tongue in cheek. Too bad that the fights between Frankenstein and the gill man is so poorly staged and overlong. And couldn´t they find something better than a plastic toyguns that kids use? The monsters have a very cool retro-look and I love that it´s a men in a old school rubber suits, I especially like the design for the aquatic, reptilian humanoid. There is only brief gore in it and  it´s all practical make-up fx. Frankenstein vs. the creature from blood cove certainly delivers in the T & A department, both Selena Silver and Tera Cooley provides gratuitous nudity during three quite lengthy scenes.
This review is based upon the Region All DVD release from Dark Entertainment.
Rating: 6 out of 7. I had a good time with this film. it´s very charming, a very likeable tribute to the black and white B monster flicks of the 1930s through 1950s with some updates in the form of adding gratuitous T & A and some gore. Recommended!


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