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The Curse of Frankenstein 12 rating

Meddling with nature has devastating consequences in Hammer's first Gothic horror, a visceral take on Mary Shelley's novel.

Horror 1957 83 mins

Director: Terence Fisher


In 1957 Hammer's Gothic cycle exploded onto the screen in full colour, and the genre was never the same again.  The film brought two horror icons together on screen for the first time: Peter Cushing is mad scientist Baron von Frankenstein, who believes he can imitate God by bringing a dead body back to life; Christopher Lee, unmistakeable despite heavy make-up, is his tormented creation.