Sensorial Intake

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)


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Movie Details

Title:   The Curse of Frankenstein
Director:   Terence Fisher
Year:   1957
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   2
Last Seen:   10/05/2011

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
- The Horror of Dracula

Viewing Notes

Rewatch:

I watched this movie on 10/05/2011 at/on/via TV - TCM.

My Thoughts

Another TCM movie picked by guest programmer John Carpenter, Curse of Frankenstein was the first Hammer horror film pairing Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. It was also the first color movie of the Frankenstein story.

The monster makeup on Lee is spectacular. Lee livens up the character a lot more, adding a schizophrenic, disjointed, angular quality to the monster that one might expect from a creature sewn together from the body parts of multiple dead people.

Rewatch:

I watched this movie on 02/10/2011 at/on/via Netflix Watch Instantly.

My Thoughts

A rewatch of a Terence Fisher Hammer Horror classic! So great to see Christopher Lee as the monster here. I'd pay good money to get a 1/6 scale figure of his character in this movie.

I also love the absolute viciousness of Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein in this. I would have loved to have seen this in the theater when it first came out just to see the reaction of the crowd!

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