Frankenstein Island (1981)

Jerry Warren made plenty of movies, like The Incredible Petrified WorldThe Wild World of Batwoman and Face of the Screaming Werewolf. This was the last one he’d make before his death.

Four balloonists and their dog Melvin crash onto a remote island. Yes, I just wrote that sentence. They’re captured by pirates who takes them to meet Sheila Frankenstein (Katherine Victor, who played Batwoman in the previously mentioned film), who is turning shipwrecked sailors into zombies that have to wear sunglasses. Yes, I just wrote that sentence, too. You read it. It doesn’t have to make sense.

Meanwhile, Sheila brainwashes Dr. Hadley (Robert Clark, The Hideous Sun Demon) to help her revive her 200-year-old husband Dr. Von Helsing using the blood of Cameron Mitchell and the bodies of Amazon jungle girls who are the descendants of aliens! Mitchell is great in this, as all he does is quote Edgar Allan Poe.

But let’s not forget the ghost of Dr. Frankenstein, played by John Carradine, that powers all of her experiments from Heaven. Or Hell. Or somewhere else. He keeps yelling and ranting while his monster waits in an underground cave waiting to escape!

Andrew Duggan (It’s Alive) and Steve Brodie (Donovan’s Brain) are also on hand for this mixtape of mind jolting horror. It’s a piece of shit, but it’s a short and somewhat entertaining piece of shit.

You can check it out on Amazon Prime, if you dare!

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