Hammer Films

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Frankenstein, Edited by Stuart Curran
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Hammer Films

 

Hammer Films, a British studio, produced a series of Frankenstein movies second in importance only to the Universal series initiated by Frankenstein (1931).

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), the first Frankenstein offering from Hammer Films, was directed by Terence Fisher and starred Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as the Monster. The Curse of Frankenstein grossed $7,000,000, more than any other British film of comparable production costs.

Fisher and Cushing worked together for Hammer in the next year in The Revenge of Frankenstein; Cushing appeared again (without Fisher's direction) in The Evil of Frankenstein (1964), and (once again with Fisher) in Frankenstein Created Woman (1966), Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973).

Original publication date

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Published @ RC

May 2009