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The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

The Curse of Frankenstein
7.4 Rating
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7.2 IMDB rating

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Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

Victor Frankenstein
Hazel Court

Hazel Court

Elizabeth
Robert Urquhart

Robert Urquhart

Paul Krempe
Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

The Creature
Melvyn Hayes

Melvyn Hayes

Young Victor
Valerie Gaunt

Valerie Gaunt

Justine
Paul Hardtmuth

Paul Hardtmuth

Professor Bernstein
Noel Hood

Noel Hood

Aunt


Written by
Jimmy Sangster

Jimmy Sangster

(screenplay)


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1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 14 14:59
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What can I say about this film? When I saw the trailer, I had gone and picked the most "tame" trailer which showed almost next to nothing. Not only was I disappointed but it killed off my mood, which was very high. Then, just yesterday I was reading a magazine and The Curse of Frankenstein was featured, alongside a few other Hammer masterpieces. Going against my better judgment, I decided to downl... read more

Monsters Mash #33 Hammer Frankenstein

2 years ago at Oct 12 2:04
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More Hammer time can't touch it anyway beside their Dracula films Hammer had their own series of Frankenstein there was also Revenge of Frankenstein, Curse of Frankenstein, Evil of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Created Woman, Frankenstein must Destroyed, Horror of Frankenstein and Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell he creates a monster each movie [img id=3395518 width=500full] this one was played... read more
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life. But his creature behaves not as he intended.
Release date: 25 June 1957
UPC: 085391106623
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"Re-watch - Oct. 1st Hammer Horror double feature Decided to kick off the month with an old favorite & the first Hammer flick I ever saw. It never quite reaches the heights of the 1931 adaptation in my book, but it works well as an updated version forced to differentiate itself from the Universal classic. Lee does a fantastic job as the monster, and Cushing is great as Baron Frankenstein. "


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"5.5. Peter Cushing tutkii savuavaa vettä tiedemiesilme kasvoillaan ja päättää, että hänen on valmistettava abominaatio. On Hammer-meininki meneillään."


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"This was Hammer Studios' first in the series of Frankenstein tales they filmed and apparently the first horror movie they shot in colour. It's an important landmark as this was the beginning of the second golden age of horror movies. Dr. Victor Frankenstein is portrayed brilliantly by the incomparable Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as the creature. Director Terence Fisher makes another fine job here. The gothic atmosphere he creates is nothing short of fantastic. Though the movie looks a bit "


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"One of the greatest horror films ever made. The violence, though tame by todays' standards was unprecedented. Peter Cushing delivers a remarkable performance as Dr. Frankenstein. Beautiful goth set. Great film"


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“What can I say about this film? When I saw the trailer, I had gone and picked the most "tame" trailer which showed almost next to nothing. Not only was I disappointed but it killed off my mood, which was very high. Then, just yesterday I was reading a magazine and The Curse of Frankenstein was featured, alongside a few other Hammer masterpieces. Going against my better judgment, I decided to download it and watch it once and for all. It took all of 12 hours and it got me thinking, "Is it a sign? That I shouldn't watch it? Or is it to test my patience? Will the end result be good?" The answer is, of course, the latter. The opening score fired up my interest and by the time we meet a disheveled Peter Cushing, I was all-ears and all-eyes. Nothing, absolutely nothing distracted me for the next” read more

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