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The Curse of Frankenstein

Marcus K. Harmes

Abstract

Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives were thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a horror movie the 'unholy two', Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, together with the Hammer company, and director Terence Fisher, combinations now legendary among horror fans. This book goes back to where the Hammer horror production started, looking at the film from a variety of perspectives: as a loose literary adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel; as a film that had, for legal reasons, to avoid ad ... More

Keywords: horror movie, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Terence Fisher, Hammer horror, Frankenstein, The Curse of Frankenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733858
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus K. Harmes, author
University of Southern Queensland