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Year
1957
Runtime
82 min.
Director
Terence Fisher
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
4,861
Checks
1,395
Favs
60
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
4.3% (1:23)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    This is the story of Victor Frankenstein’s dickish assistant, Paul Krempe, who mooches off of Victor, steals his wife, sabotages his science monster, and then helps frame him for a murder he didn’t commit. They should have called this movie 'The Curse of Paul'. 3 years 2 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Hammer Horror could hardly have chosen a better project for their first color film than The Curse of Frankenstein. It's terrific. Victor Frankenstein, as played by Peter Cushing, is the real monster of the piece, at first amoral, then sinister, and finally, evil in his pursuit of crafting his creature (Christopher Lee in his first monster role). It's a performance that completely avoids the potential tedium that comes with waiting for the monster to show up, and we might event resent the screen time Lee's lanky, uncoordinated creature gets as a result. With Frankenstein the real villain, the film gives us his sometime-mentor and friend Peter Krempe (Robert Urquhart) as heroic figure and necessary contrast. Curse's villainous reinvention of Dr. Frankenstein easily puts this in my personal top 3 Frankenstein films. 1 year 2 months ago
  3. Putthebunnybackinthebox's avatar

    Putthebunnybackinthebox

    Whilst Dracula (1958) is said to be the best of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing's collaborations in Hammer's Horror films, COF was the first of the companies attempts. So of course there are obvious flaws. For what it's worth, COF is a classic horror movie and a delight to watch, if you can be forgiving that it hasn't aged terribly well. 5 years 8 months ago
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