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Frankenstein's Daughter

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Subject: Frankenstein, Frankenstein films, Fritz (Frankenstein), Frankenstein 80, Wolf Frankenstein
Collection: 1950S Horror Films, 1958 Films, American Films, American Horror Films, Black-and-White Films, Frankenstein Films
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Frankenstein's Daughter

Frankenstein's Daughter
Directed by Richard E. Cunha
Produced by Marc Frederic
Music by Nicholas Carras
Cinematography Meredith Nicholson
Edited by Everett Dodd
Distributed by Astor Pictures
  • December¬†15,¬†1958¬†(1958-12-15)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60,000 (estimated)

Frankenstein's Daughter is a 1958 science-fiction romance horror film directed by Richard E. Cunha and is one of the four drive-in films that he released with help from producer Marc Frederic.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • DVD Release 4
  • Legacy 5


The grandson of Victor Frankenstein, Oliver (Donald Murphy), is hiding away as a laboratory assistant for the gentle Prof. Morton (Felix Locher). While Dr. Morton pursues a pet project, Dr. Frankenstein secretly works his own experiments on his benefactor's niece, Trudy Morton (Sandra Knight). Although these experiments temporarily disfigure Trudy's face and cause her to wander aimlessly at night, they are only a build-up to Oliver's greater goal of recreating life. With the aid of one of his father's former assistants, Oliver constructs a female monster from the body parts of various murdered people and begins to deal a horrible fate upon any who dare stand in the way of his desires.



Currently, the film has a 3.8/10 on the Internet Movie Database, with 575 ratings, 32 user reviews and 15 critic reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, there are no ratings from professional critics and only one review void of a rating; with 18% of the audience saying they like it with an average rating of 2.4/10; based on 292 user ratings.

DVD Release

Frankenstein's Daughter was released in Region 1, on August 1, 2000 by Layton Film Productions Inc.


The movie was completed in May 1958 and is considers to be the last Frankenstein film of the 1950s. The exterior of the

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