Monday, June 28, 2010

Review: The Curse of Frankenstein

For those familiar with the horror industry, one name from the 40s-60s should stand out in particular, Hammer films. The hammer horror movies are famous for reviving Gothic horr into the film industry. Many of their classics include; The Qautermass Xperiment, The Satanic Rites of Dracula (future review pending), and many other films. One of the earliest ventures of Hammer Films into the horror industry was the infamous "Curse of Frankenstein" and interesting adaptation of Mary Shelley's story that is often overlook due to its Universal counter part.

With a great cast (including Peter Cushing and Christopher Less), an amazing script, and a well-seasoned director this movie is definitely an underrated classic. The plot is very well paced and doesn't even come close to insulting the audiences' intelligence. This adaptation focuses its narrative on the Doctor Victor Von Frankenstein as opposed to the monster like is Universal counter part. This movie is very easy to follow, but rarely boring in its content.

Score: 4 out of 5

High replay value, well produced with a low budget, and definitely of of Hammer's finest film, its only downside is its lack of attention around the horror world.
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