Hammer’s Dracula and Frankenstein series have their high and low points, but neither grew tiresome or redundant. Much of that is thanks to director Terence Fisher, their frontrunning director who helmed the inception of both series. Discounting the studios later attempt to revamp the Frankenstein franchise with the Ralph Bates vehicle The Horror of Frankenstein, The Evil of Frankenstein was the only one (out of six) without Fisher’s steady hand. Does that make the film any less commendable? Not entirely. Cinematographer-turned-director Freddie Francis stepped up and shoots a colorful entry into the series, but the problem with The Evil of Frankenstein isn’t a due to poor direction but a clunky script that disjoints the previous continuity as well as a poor choice in its execution of the monster.