The Curse of Frankenstein

Film, Horror
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

82 mins

Cast and crew

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