After having a great deal of success with the black and white hybrid sci-fi horror films The Quatermass Xperiment and X the Unknown. Hammer Films decided to try their hands at full-fledged horror with "The curse of Frankenstein," their first color horror film. The film took the classic Universal Gothic horror format and updated it with bright red blood and what at the time were shocking amounts of gore. The film critics hated it, but the audiences loved it, and the age of "Hammer Horror" was born. The Curse of Frankenstein spawned 6 sequels, and led the way to 9 Hammer Dracula films, 4 films starring The Mummy, and dozens of other monster and horror films on through to the 1970s.
|The Corpse in the Tank|
|Baron Frankenstein and His Tutor and Lab Partner Paul Krempe|
This film, along with the films that followed it, helped to repopularize horror films for a new generation of fans, and is a must-see for any fan of classic horror.
MORE SCREENCAPS AFTER THE BREAK...
|The Curse of Frankenstein|
|Resurrecting a Dead Dog|
|Frankenstein Prepares His Creation for Reanimation|
|Delicious Fruit Punch Kool-Aid - Perfect For Quenching a Mad Scientist's Thirst|
|The Spark of Life|
|A Dead Murderer Provides the Base That Frankenstein Will Build On|
|The Hands of a World Renowned Sculptor Will Ensure that the Monster Will Strangle His Victims With Grace and Style|
|Frankenstein Cheats on his Fiancee with his Maid.|
|The Frankenstein Family Crypt|
|Pulling Shards of Glass From the Brain|
|The Monster in the Woods|
|Poking Around Where She Shouldn't|
|A Guillotine for Frankenstein|