Poster ID: CL15975
Original Title: Maschera di Frankenstein, La (3)
English Title: The Curse of Frankenstein
Designer: Luigi Martinati
Year of Poster: 1960s
Actor/Artist/Director: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Melvyn Hayes, dir. Terence Fisher
Studio: Warner Bros
Country of Poster: Italian
Country of Film: British
Size: 55 x 39 inches = 140 x 99 cm
Condition: Very Good
In the late 1950s, England's Hammer Studios decided to tap into the lucrative horror film market by producing loose remakes of Universal Studios' 1930s classics. Their first attempt was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), starring Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as the Creature. Terrence Fisher directed the project. Jimmy Sangster's screenplay was more faithful to Marry Shelley's original novel of Frankenstein, than the 1931 James Whale version.
Featuring colorful action and gore that stunned and delighted audiences at the time, the film helped to turn Hammer into the new kings of horror. Hammer ultimately produced six more Frankenstein films over the next 20 years, most starring Cushing as the mad doctor. The first sequel was Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), in which Cushing tries to transplant the brain of his dwarf assistant into a synthetic creature (played by Michael Gwynn).
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