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.
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"It seemed that when we saw CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN there was a graphic quality to it that was totally uncalled for, which made it extremely endearing to us. We enjoyed it a great deal. And I'll never forget the audience's reaction that midnight showing at the New York Paramount. They loved it; they loved it. We were about 15 years old, I think, my friends and myself." (Martin Scorsese)
The best Frankenstein movie I've seen so far. Much better than the Universal one. Peter Cushing is brilliant playing a man falling into pure madness, and Christopher Lee gives a very emotional aspect to the Monster, much more iconic to me than Boris Karloff. Great film.
I like this film overall better then Horror of Dracula,although that film had some great moments in it i felt this 1 was more engaging.-shit the swagger and suaveness that Dr frankenstein displays when he was laying game on his maid was fuckin hilarious,talkin2her bout sharing his wife2be with her(as if its his "gift"2 her)and that she will "tend"2 the "needs" of the misses like she did with him-priceless yo lol
Pretty incredible, Peter Cushing kills it as Frankenstein, while Lee's monster is the most plastered together looking creature yet. It's like a rotating emotion of Frankenstein's though, a rough materialization of what he does: self-inflicted wounds. Some beautiful exposition, but this is such a crazed and essential bit of monster cinema.
It really doesn't add a thing to the original by James Whale (which is, by the way, a masterpiece of film-making) and even the beautiful cinematography is ruined by the cheesy special effects. The script is lousy in every way, trying to create something new from an already famous story but only succeeding in making clichés. I love most of Fisher's movies, but this one was really a disappointment.
This movie is perfect, from frame to frame. I watched it again last week just to make sure I wasn't mistaken about the previous 99 times I'd seen it.
If Alfred Hitchcock was the master of thrillers, Terence Fisher was most certainly the master of horror. This movie's so fuckin' lush and colorful it made me weep. Nah, not really...but I thought about it.