Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hammer Horror at its Finest: The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)


'The Curse of Frankenstein' was Hammer film productions’ first foray into Gothic horror in 1957. With its huge success came a revival of this brand of horror that was first made commercially successful from the 1930s to the 1950s, by Hollywood studio Universal. British production company Hammer based much of their output on the iconic screen monsters made famous by the American studio, but they would make gorier affairs for shock value. They resurrected Dracula a year later in 1958’s 'The Horror of Dracula', continued with 1959’s 'The Mummy', and 1962’s 'The Phantom of the Opera'. The Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy franchises would spawn many sequels.

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