The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi
Country: UK | Director: Terence Fisher
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 83mn
Bdrip h264 Mkv – 1200×720 – 23.976fps – 3.28gb
Baron Victor Frankenstein, in prison for murder and trying to evade the guillotine, tells a priest how he and his mentor, Paul Krempe, had performed many scientific experiments, eventually leading to the resurrection of a dead body. The baron’s obsession and the monster’s homicidal nature cause the deaths of several of those around them. Finally the Baron is confronted by an enraged monster about to throw Victor’s fiancée Elizabeth, from the castle parapet.
This grim, brilliant film is one of the classics of the horror genre. It launched director Terence Fisher’s career; made stars out of actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee; and, lets not forget, established Hammer Studios as the leading brand name in horror. Cushing gives his greatest ever performance as the cold-hearted Baron while Lee still makes a notable impact as the hideously deformed monster with no control over his actions. Fisher’s direction, meanwhile, is full of verve and innovation and many scenes – most memorably the creature’s introduction – still retain their shock value. Shocking for it’s time because of it’s spilling of vividly red blood (this was the first Frankenstein movie to be shot in Technicolor),”The Curse Of Frankenstein” has held up remarkably well over the years and remains a must-see for any true fan of the genre.