The Curse of Frankenstein

The first of the Hammer Frankensteins, bringing blood and amputated limbs to the story but cursed with an inept make-up for Lee's monster (Jack Pierce's Karloff creation was copyright). The whole thing in fact looks surprisingly tacky for a film which sparked a box-office bonanza. Fisher's voluptuous use of colour was much more assured in the following year's Dracula.

Release details

Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Terence Fisher
Screenwriter: James Sangster
Cast: Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Hazel Court
Robert Urquhart
Valerie Gaunt
Noel Hood
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