The Curse of Frankenstein

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Release Date: June 25, 1957

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Curse of Frankenstein was the breakthrough picture for the fabled Hammer Studios. Told in flashback, the story centers around Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), a dangerously arrogant scientist who takes it upon himself to play God. Using portions of dead bodies, Victor fashions a synthetic monster (Christopher Lee) with a bad attitude.

In a radical departure from the Frankenstein canon, it is the imperious Victor who orchestrates the film's two murders by borrowing the brain of a learned professor, then leaving his next victim at the mercy of the monster. In 1958, the film spwaned the sequel Revenge of Frankenstein.

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