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Posts Tagged ‘Terence Fisher’

The Curse of Frankenstein – Classic Review

The Curse of FrankensteinThe Curse of Frankenstein – Another Hammer classic and the first of their Gothic horror movies for which the studio would become famous for. Directed by Terence Fisher, who would later make “ Dracula” and starring Peter Cushing as Victor Frankenstein as well as Christopher Lee as the Creature. It was released in 1957 and was an instant box office hit despite the rather conservative reviews of the British press “for sadists only” declared the Telegraph and “among the half dozen most repulsive films I have encountered” cried the Observer. Not very flattering for a movie as ground breaking as this.

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Dracula (1958) – Classic Review

Dracula HeaderThis is possibly one of the finest adaptations of Bram Stoker’s novel ever to have been put on celluloid.  Although the story veer’s widely from the source material the atmosphere, the filming and acting are nothing short of perfect.  Filmed in 1957 on a budget of £81,000 by Hammer it was released the following year to general critical acclaim and broke box office records when released in the U.S as ‘Horror of Dracula’ (to avoid confusion with universal’s 1931 production).

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