"Look at her! She lives!"
Dr. Oliver Frank beholds his new creation, a hulking beast with the transplanted brain of a beautiful young woman. He has finally carried on the legacy of his late grandfather, the notorious Dr. Frankenstein!
Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) takes place in "modern" Los Angeles, where teenagers are forever in swim gear. Even as news reports warn them about a female monster menacing the neighborhood, nothing stops these kids from partying by the poolside.
Fans of low-budget horror will see some familiar faces in the cast, including John Ashley, Harold Lloyd Jr., and former Playboy Playmate of the Month, Sally Todd. For Director Richard E. Cunha, this movie was part of a productive year, in which he turned out three other cult favorites (She Demons, Giant From the Unknown, and Missile to the Moon). Although Donald Murphy lacked the schlock pedigree of his director and co-stars, his thousand-watt stare makes him a perfectly evil Dr. Frank.
Special features include:
- Full Commentary track with Author & Historian Tom Weaver
- Full Color Booklet (with original essay by Tom Weaver)
- "RICHARD E. CUNHA: FILMMAKER OF THE UNKNOWN" - A new career retrospective from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures featuring an archival interview with director Richard E. Cunha
- JOHN ASHLEY: MAN FROM THE BS - A new career retrospective featuring film historian C. Courtney Joyner.