the monster himself

This movie does make a departure from previous Frankenstein films.
In that unlike previous stories where he creates a monster in this film
he is one himself.
Peter Cushing really did a fine job portraying the baron as a callous brutal
killer who would stop at nothing to further his dubious research.

I would say this is actually one of the better Frankenstein movies made.
Even though he did not create any real monster out of cadavers, he himself
provided the main part as the real monster.

That person that he did the brain transplant on was just an unwilling
victim of his.

Are you in the future vividly remembering this present moment?



Frankenstein himself was always the real monster and his creation the victim. This does not always go through for most viewers, but you can see this being the notion of all of the movies that stay true to his character.

Applied Science? All science is applied. Eventually.