#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In prison and awaiting execution, Dr. Victor Frankenstein recounts to a priest what led him to his current circumstance. He inherited his family’s wealth after the death of his mother when he was still only a young man. He hired Paul Krempe as his tutor and he immediately developed an interest in medical science. After several years, he and Krempe became equals and he developed an interest in the origins and nature of life. After successfully re-animating a dead dog, Victor sets about constructing a man using body parts he acquires for the purpose including the hands of a pianist and the brain of a renowned scholar. As Frankenstein’s excesses continue to grow, Krempe is not only repulsed by what his friend has done but is concerned for the safety of the beautiful Elizabeth, Victor’s cousin and fiancée who has come to live with them. His experiments lead to tragedy and his eventual demise.
Plot: Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life’s secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.
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This ended up being one of my favourites, both of Hammer Films in general, and of the works of both Sir Peter Cushing and Sir Christopher Lee. It still works cinematically, three generations later, as my 13-year-old son really enjoyed it as well. Though the filmmakers were forced to use other makeup rather than that copyrighted by Universal Studios in James Whale’s masterpiece, that isn’t problematic in the slightest for your enjoyment of the picture. Worth a purchase and rewatches either for fans of the genre in the slightest, of period pieces in general, or of the Mary Shelley novel. A fine work which is one of the best of director Fisher’s career.
Entertaining if not also flawed monster horror film that excels in large part for Peter Cushing and Robert Urquhart, with the gothic atmosphere. Dialogue is a bit lackluster but liked the change up with the classic story and fun to see Christopher Lee as the “Creature”. **3.5/5**
I’ve harmed nobody, just robbed a few graves!
A very important film in the history of not just Hammer Horror, but horror itself, as it introduced Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Cushing’s performance in this film as Dr. Frankenstein is magnificent.
Based upon Mary Shelly’s novel, this adaptation by Writer Jimmy Sangster, the man behind many great Hammer films, focuses not on the monster, but upon the doctor himself. The monster is only a manifestation of the doctor’s obsession. This, Lee’s role is lessor, but still worthy of praise, and we will later see him shine as Dracula. Sangster, sadly, departed our presence last month, but his legacy of films lives on.
The film is a testament to Jimmy Sangster’s role in modern horror.
The Movie That Put Hammer Films on the Map
Prior to the release of “Curse of Frankenstein,” Hammer Films had been making movies off and on since the 1930s. During the 1950s it ventured into sci-fi-horror with such notable efforts as the two Quatermass movies. However, it was not until this remake of the 1931 Universal classic that Hammer Films truly came into its own.
“Curse of Frankenstein” has all the characteristics that we have since come to expect in a Hammer film. Lots of full-color blood and violence; a stellar cast (headed in this case by Peter Cushing as Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as The Monster); an atmospheric Gothic setting; a rousing musical score; and first-rate production values that belie the low budget.
The one disappointment is The Monster himself. Christopher Lee is fine, but his monster has little to do except lumber around and kill people. And he looks more like a horribly disfigured human than the unearthly creature that Boris Karloff created a generation earlier.
Hammer would go on to make numerous Frankenstein sequels, all of them without Lee but most with Peter Cushing as the sometimes evil, sometimes not-so-evil Baron. It would follow up the success of “Frankenstein” with even more successful remakes of “Dracula” and “The Mummy.” Numerous other Gothic horror movies would follow until the the films finally petered out in the late 1970s.
Back in my childhood days, I eagerly awaited the release of each new Hammer movie. By today’s standards, the blood and gore of “Curse of Frankenstein” and other Hammer productions of the era seem relatively tame. But the films are still quite entertaining, and this one — the first of the line — has earned its rightful place in horror movie history.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min), 1 hr 23 min (83 min) (Japan)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Terence Fisher
Writer Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Mary Shelley (based on the classic story by)
Actors Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Hammer Films
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (original & negative ratio / alternative theatrical ratio) (Blu-ray release), 1.66 : 1 (UK theatrical ratio) (Blu-ray), 1.75 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.78 : 1 (DVD release), 1.85 : 1 (US theatrical ratio)
Laboratory Humphries Laboratories, London, UK (Eastmancolour by) (as Humphries Laboratories Ltd.)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm