Frankenstein 1970 (1958): Howard W. Koch’s Sci-Fi Horror, Starring Boris Karloff

Shot in black and white CinemaScope, Frankenstein 1970 is a sci-fi-horror, starring Boris Karloff and featuring Don “Red” Barry.

Directed by Howard W. Koch, the indie film was written by Richard Landau and George Worthing Yates, and produced by Aubrey Schenck.

Karloff plays Baron Victor von Frankenstein, who has suffered torture by the Nazis as punishment for not cooperating during World War II.

Horribly disfigured, he nevertheless continues to work as scientist. To get funds for his experiments, the Baron allows TV crew to shoot a made-for-television horror film about his monster-making family at his castle in Germany.

It was released theatrically in some markets on double feature with the Zsa Zsa Gabor campy film, Queen of Outer Space.


TCM showed the movie on June 18, 2021.