The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Horror, Creature Film, Gothic Film  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Curse of Frankenstein was the "breakthrough" picture for the fabled Hammer Studios. Told in flashback, the story centers around Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing), a dangerously arrogant scientist who takes it upon himself to play God. Using portions of dead bodies, Victor fashions a synthetic monster (Christopher Lee) with a bad attitude. In a radical departure from the Frankenstein canon, it is the imperious Victor who orchestrates the film's two murders by "borrowing" the brain of a learned professor, then leaving his next victim at the mercy of the monster. In 1958, the film spwaned the sequel Revenge of Frankenstein.

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Frankenstein, body-parts, brain-transplant, choking, corpse, experiment, laboratory, mad-scientist, megalomania, monster, science-runs-amok, killing-spree, human-body [anatomy], revenge, zombie