Young Frankenstein

Year: 1974
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Mel Brooks
Producer: Mel Brooks
Writer: Mel Brooks
Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn
If Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety was to Mel Brooks what Lord of the Rings was to Peter Jackson, then Young Frankenstein was his Bad Taste, him and a few friends pissing about with a camera when it needed a lot more polishing in the script and onscreen gags to make it a true comedy classic.

Most of the jokes fall flat as Gene Wilder plays the grandson - now a biology professor - of the now-disgraced Viktor after his unholy experiments reanimating dead tissue.

The doctor is called to his grandfather's castle in a stormy mountain range, which he's inherited. Aided by the grandson of his grandfather's own deformed assistants, Igor (Feldman) and the buxom Inge (Garr), Frankenstein finds his grandfather's notes and decides to try the experiments for himself, bringing another monster (Boyle) to life to menace the countryside.

Very amateurish and mostly not funny.

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