Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) - Horror, Sci-Fi, Western

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Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse's ...

IMDB: 3.2
Director: William Beaudine
Stars: John Lupton, Narda Onyx
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 17 out of 59 found boring (28.81%)

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I am going to wrap this up, since this review is going nowhere.

They should have buried this movie with poor Hank and spare the world of this tedious western/horror crossover.

This one is simply interminable boring, and not a whole lot at all transpires.

Highly entertaining campfest .

There's a subplot at the beginning with a gang known was the Wild Bunch which is mostly pointless and adds nothing to the film.

Lots of tedious and incredibly boring material that was stretched out to nearly an hour and a half of run time.

Being a fan only of spaghetti westerns made this a real chore to watch as the dry acting and plodding pace was putting me to sleep long before any meeting took place.


This movie mostly suffers from being really boring.

Aside from a few moments here and there, this one is just flat-out dull.

Veteran filmmaker William Beaudine, with 256 movies under his belt, directed this dreary, low-budget, drive-in oater without much flair.

Directed by William Beaudine who is better known for his work with Disney this second billing film after "Billy the Kid vs Dracula" is about as riveting as any given episode of The Mickey Mouse Club.

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) BOMB (out of 4) An incredibly bland and boring mix of western and horror as Jesse James ends up staying at the house of Frankenstein's granddaughter.

Boring and stupid .

It deserves to be #1 on IMDb's worst movie list--or at least beat out SPICEWORLD, which I've watched 50+ times.

This hardly even feels like one until the end, which is where it becomes a little more watchable but until then, it's a really dull Western where not a whole lot at all happens.

While it didn't have the same level of overacting as BILLY THE KID, the actors seemed almost asleep--probably because it was such a dull film.

Under the direction of the infamous William Beaudine, this is enjoyable in spite ofbeing so bad.

There are some truly awful performances - John Lupton as Jesse James may look the part, but the character is written as a hero and his portrayal is as bland as can be.

Bringing people back to life is her thing, of course, and her target is Jesse's dull witted right hand man.

At least, this movie made the fictionalized version of the real-life Jesse James (John Lupton) more into an interesting outlaw, than the bland 'good guy' cowboy, like the previous film, did to Billy the Kid.

So perhaps, any further analysis on this point is somewhat of a waste of time.

I get an hour of boring talk, bad acting, and above all...

Unlike the previous entry in the monster meets the outlaw, this is actually thoroughly enjoyable if a bit inconsistent and certain plot elements.

The action is slow,dialogue flat, and the acting is horrible.

With all that, you should have an exciting although strange movie.

This snore-fest starts out with the Frankenstein family living in a house in a matte-painting carrying out experiments on the local populace.

Anyway, while what I just described was indeed ridiculous, the way it was presented was pretty entertaining especially whenever certain lines or deliveries of them were enacted as either too much on emphasis or just too straight.

Unfortunately it's also very slow and dull.

This was much more entertaining than I expected.

So before the successful experiment is delivered, Jesse James shares some good times with Hank, cowboy brawling on empty stomachs, running afoul of a jealous cowboy, the law is hot on his heels, takes on some native Indians and falls in love with a peasant Mexican girl Juanita.

The Final Verdict: This is a really dull Western with very few horror elements at all involved, this one's a hard recommend.

Low budget, dull, uninteresting characters.

A mustached John Lupton makes a bland Jesse James.

"Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter" is a rather dull Western and barely horror film.

"Jesse James meets Frankenstein's daughter" comes to it's predictable conclusion with Igor going on the rampage killing Rudolph.

Yes, it is a B Western at best, crossed with the usual Frankensteinian hijinks, but is quite entertaining for what it is, and moves along briskly.

The set up is absolutely ridiculous of course but mostly the film is downright boring with avery moderate camp value.

It's just so damn boring that I'm confident that I will have no desire to watch this coma inducing fluff ever again.

They coulda done camp comedy or so bad it's good, or a musical, but no, they opted for serious, which makes this dull viewing.

That itself is the film's best scene, as it's action-packed and quite entertaining, as well as about the only thing that lifts the pace up and injects some excitement into the film.

Disappointing, dull and almost unwatchable .