Thursday, October 22, 2020

1998 Filmonsters: The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn!

Filmonsters was a line of PG-rated creature features made by Full Moon Pictures that are based on Universal's classic movie monsters. The Charles Band-produced franchise didn't last long as The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn! were the only two films in the series that ever got made despite the graveyard intro showing all the other potential Filmonsters to come.

Both films are aimed at a fairly young audience, so neither of them are all that horrifying and they both feature teenage girl protagonists. They're not bad but they feel like mediocre episodes of "Goosebumps" or "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". Each film was released on VHS in October 1998 followed by a Double Feature DVD release in 2003.

FILMONSTERS! - The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn! Trailers:

Frankenstein Reborn! - Thirteen-year-old Anna Frankenstein (Haven Burton) is intrigued by the secret experiments of her eccentric uncle Victor (Jaason Simmons, "Baywatch"), but her curiosity soon turns to total terror when she's confronted by Uncle Victor's latest creation - a hideous-looking monster with the soul of a man, stitched together and reanimated from the bodies of the dead. Also stars Ben Gould from "Saved by the Bell: The New Class".

The Werewolf Reborn! - Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Crane (Ashley Lynn Cafagna, "The Bold and the Beautiful", "Saved by the Bell: The New Class") goes to visit her older cousin Peter (Robin Downes, "Babylon 5") in a remote Eastern European village, and receives an unexpectedly cold welcome from the villagers, who are plagued by a deadly curse - and from her cousin, who hides a deadly secret of his own. Also stars Len Lesser of "Seinfeld".

The Making of Filmonsters! Behind the Screams of The Werewolf Reborn! and Frankenstein Reborn!:

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