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Young Frankenstein

4

The monster's not actually called Frankenstein...

Made in between Blazing Saddles and Silent Movie, this monochrome horror spoof is arguably the most consistently entertaining of Mel Brooks’ 1970s genre parodies.

It’s surely the best-looking, too – the silvery gleam of Universal’s classic screamers echoed right down to the use of discarded sets from Frankenstein (1931).

Gene Wilder is a gas as the titular scientist, reluctantly reviving grandpa’s experiments with help from Marty Feldman’s factotum and a hoofing monster (Peter Boyle).

Only the female roles disappoint, with Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn fighting to leave an impression with barely a joke between them.
 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 7th 2013

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