“Don’t worry if the brain is damaged another one will activate in seconds. The power will start again. A backup brain was hidden years ago just in case.” Bring backup brains for the Classic Era Grue-Crew, STAT! Join your faithful Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, Crystal Cleveland, and Jeff Mohr – as they experience permanent brain damage while ballooning to the Jerry Warren extravaganza known as Frankenstein Island (1981).
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 231 – Frankenstein Island (1981)
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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein’s ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.
- Director: Jerry Warren
- Writer: Jerry Warren (as Jaques Lecouter)
- Music Director: Jerry Warren (as Erich Bromberg)
- Selected Cast:
- Robert Clarke as Dr. Paul Hadley
- Steve Brodie as Jocko
- Cameron Mitchell as Clay Jayson
- Robert Christopher as Mark Eden
- Tain Bodkin as Curtis Ryan
- Patrick O’Neil as Dino
- Andrew Duggan as The Colonel
- John Carradine as Dr. Frankenstein
- Katherine Victor as Sheila Frankenstein von Helsing (as Kathrin Victor)
- G.J. Mitchell as Dr. von Helsing (as George Mitchell)
- Dana Norbeck as Jungle Girl
- Laurel Johnson as Jungle Girl
- Richard Banks as Angus
- James Webb as The Monster
- Marla Conner as Jungle Girl
- Donna Green as Jungle Girl
It’s finally time – and by popular demand – to tackle the infamous Frankenstein Island (1981). With movies such as Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1965), The Wild World of Batwoman (1966), or Teenage Zombies (1960) under his belt, are you prepared for a Jerry Warren film from the early Eighties? If you’re a fan of schlocky cult films, of course, you are! Actors Robert Clarke and Katherine Victor are joined by legends Cameron Mitchell and John Carradine in a yarn about an island full of Frankenstein’s sunglasses-wearing zombies. And yeah, Jeff gives a 5-minute monologue on Steve Brodie’s career (just humor him). Enjoy!
At the time of this writing, Frankenstein Island is available to stream with ads from Tubi and Pluto TV; PPV from Amazon Prime; and a Rifftrax treatment free with Amazon Prime.
Every two weeks, Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s podcast will cover another horror film from the 1980s. The next episode’s film, chosen by Chad, will be Zombi 3 (1988). Lucio Fulci . . . kind of . . . sort of . . . so, yeah.
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