February 20, 2011

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

I didn't know anything about this movie before I bought it, the title alone sold me. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter is exactly that...Jesse James meets Frankenstein's granddaughter. Well the title was almost right.

Synopsis: When a stage coach robbery goes wrong and Jesse James' partner in crime takes a bullet to the chest, he goes into town to find a Doctor for him. Instead, he runs into the granddaughter of the famous Doctor Frankenstein who has fled to America in order to continue her late grandfather's experiments, and she plans to turn Jame's partner into her next monster. 

For such a crazy title this movie is a little on the bland side. The story actually makes a bit of sense, and it doesn't have any of those really "What the..." moment either. In fact the first half of this movie is a pretty straight forward western, and the latter half is a typical Frankenstein movie. It wasn't so much genre mixing as it was cutting two genre movies in half and taping their ends together.

Jesse James Meet's Frankenstein's Daughter gets a 3 out of 5 on the Cheese-On-Meter

Until next time, see you on the front line.


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