The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Mike Matei / October 6th, 2013


  • Chance Moody

    October 6, 2013 at 3:03 am

    just wanna say first <3

    • October 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Congrats. What a prize?

      • Ninjasuperk

        October 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

        A big large juicy dildo.

  • Dennis Krevey

    October 6, 2013 at 3:07 am


  • October 6, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Second…I guess?

  • October 6, 2013 at 3:07 am


  • October 6, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Knew it!

  • KennyM

    October 6, 2013 at 3:13 am

    I really looking forward to he nw stuff. Did you see that theres a new childsplay out?other than seed of chucky, not a bad bunch of sequels

    • jason fleischhacker

      October 6, 2013 at 5:10 am

      Yea the new ones not bad really

  • newname

    October 6, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Is there another video source? This one isn’t loading for me.
    Just a perpetual swirling circle.

  • RMBowie

    October 6, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Holy Shit Ball’z

  • RMBowie

    October 6, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Mother Fucking mike!

  • Entrenaturaleza

    October 6, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Yep i saw this movie and It certainly stands out, totally recommended guys

  • Cilliandrew

    October 6, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I love the style of the Hammer stuff.

  • DMM_poo

    October 6, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I’ve never seen the Hammer Frankenstein movie. So far, they look good. Might have to get them on DVD.

  • October 6, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I love the Hammer Frankenstein series. Making the doctor the recurring threat of the franchise instead of the monster was a stroke of genius, creating a completely separate but equally entertaining storytelling engine to the Universal movies.

  • October 6, 2013 at 7:47 am

    amazing. absolutely amazing. just like before, we enter the hammer series before the slasher films. truly an excellent choice which is why once again you never fail to impress James. I didn’t see The Curse Of Frankenstein, I remember seeing The Evil Of Frankenstein as my first hammer film. although it was far too late in the evening and I kept dozing off, it was my first hammer film I have seen in recent years and it was as good as you made it out to be. I should of stuck with this film first, but at least I got to see some amazing films based on classic monsters that I haven’t experienced yet. it also seems to me that Frankenstein is a horror film that has become harder to remake. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Mummy 1999, & The Wolfman (to some extent) seem to be much closer modern horror remakes that’s worth looking into. not too sure if the 1994 remake comes close either, maybe someone else can tell me if it’s any good. but as for now, the hammer versions were the last truly entertaining frankenstein films that isn’t a made for tv movie.

  • October 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

    when I say modern horror, I mean in the past 3 decades post 70’s. the way I see it, the original universal classics are phase 1. the hammer classics are phase 2. the 80’s & 90’s remakes are phase 3. and anything after 2000 is phase 4. there is going to be yet another Dracula remake & another Frankenstein remake coming out next year. the less we say about those two, the better.

  • BladeRunner

    October 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    so awesome, Hammer Horror films are some of my favorite films to watch around Halloween time. I actually just got done watching a marathon of all the Hammer Frankenstein films.

  • October 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

    cushing is the man, dr frankenstein van helsing, tarkin, where can you go wrong? great video!

  • Robin Larsson

    October 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

    A Monster Madness episode every day of october is way too awesome!

  • TheKingdom

    October 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Im a bit of a Christopher Lee fan myself.

  • Hank Foreman

    October 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Yeah! Got one prediction right!

  • TheKingdom

    October 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

    That Christopher Lee montage with the huge castle at the end….impeccable design. That was really something.

  • October 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Amazing video! Probably the best one yet this month! Can’t wait for the rest of the week!

  • Quinn Goodlive

    October 6, 2013 at 11:05 am


  • October 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love the exterior shot of “Cinemassacre Video” I’m so happy you are continuing this tradition. I can remember the first monster madness i watched of yours. I was on an all-day service call late in October when i found twenty-something of the first monster madness. needless to say i was paid to watch you that day, and I haven’t stopped since.
    Thanks James

  • Uncle Sporkums

    October 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Pretty great timing, seeing as how Mr. Lee was recently Knighted.

    • juggalo747

      October 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      He was knighted in October of 2009, lol. That’s like saying that sending someone a card four years after the occasion is “good timing.”

  • Kieran St James

    October 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm


  • Kieran St James

    October 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Well done.

  • October 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Cushing really did have incredible range.

    He could play strong heroes, and loathsome villains.

    If you’ve seen Tales from the Crypt, then you know he can also play very gentle, sympathetic people.

  • luconator

    October 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I was hoping for this since you talked about in in Monster Madness #1 History of Horror! Thanks James!

  • Daniel Feiertag

    October 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    hi im dan im 15 and really big fan i would love if you could review either the friday the 13th series perferred or the leaprachun!! πŸ™‚

  • October 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    i like how he fell off the second floor now thats good acting

  • Hawklight

    October 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I have Horror of Dracula,The Curse of Frankenstein,and The Revenge of Frankenstein on DVD and I’m getting The Mummy on DVD soon. I love the old Hammer Horror moves I hope after Frankenstein he does either the Dracula series or the Hammer Horror Mummy Series.

  • jake berger

    October 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for making the videos longer πŸ™‚

  • erik37

    October 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Man do i love these monster madness videos thx man

  • MonsterMovieSciFi fan

    October 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I like Jame’s background whit the King Kong poster and the terminator poster πŸ˜€ HAPPY( almost ) HALLOWEEN

  • October 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Instead of just doing your favorite franchises in random order, I like how there seems to be a bit of rhythm and rhyme to it.

  • October 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Hell yeah!! Hammer Frankenstein series is my favorite. Peter Cushing is the man. Great review of a solid horror film.

  • Aaron1375

    October 7, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Yes! Hammer horror! I love the Hammer horror films as they are horror films that actually have good acting within them. Unlike most of today’s horror films. Loved Lee and Cushing together!

  • DragonoftheEastblue

    October 7, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The best horror tag team since Lugosi and Karloff.

  • greedo

    October 7, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Who knew that Brent Spiner was a horror star! πŸ™‚

  • October 7, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Great last line, very humorous.

  • BladeRunner

    October 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    in my opinion I felt the ending meant Paul and Frankenstein’s Wife hooked up. She seemed to be very friendly with Paul during the film, since Frankenstein was always busy. And I never felt that Frankenstein killed her when he shot her on accident towards the end, only that she fainted or something like that.

  • Davoo

    October 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Hm, getting set on fire and falling out of a castle… Maybe Peter Jackson should have switched the casting around on Lord of the Rings.

  • Sean Ewing

    October 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen very many movies from the 50’s, but the film quality of this one was way better than I expected. I honestly would’ve guessed it was from the 70’s or even the very early 80’s.

  • SoTH

    October 9, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I like how the floor is obviously fake when the professor falls on his head to his death.

  • nammm3

    October 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Gotta love the color photography, Cushing/Lee, violence and women of the Hammer series! Great review of their take on Frankenstein

  • captainthrall

    October 10, 2013 at 1:12 am

    nerd brings up a pretty good point. when Cushing’s character murders the genius, the guy landed directly on his head ahahhaha. that would have smashed his brain beyond recoverability. maybe thats why the monster is so dumb lol

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    A great review opener for the Hammer Frankenstein series. It’s interesting that the whole thing could’ve just been invented in a crazy man’s mind. It’s funny that the first time Cushing met Lee, he was already in the monster, er, creature make-up.

  • Johan BΓ€fving

    October 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Great review James πŸ™‚ like always and i like that you show your face and i like this monster more then the universal

  • October 22, 2013 at 3:13 am

    I am sure its been said before but Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee became good friends so much so that when Cushing died it was huge blow to Lee.

  • May 21, 2015 at 1:48 am

    I find it really interesting how back then the monsters were played by big names. Now we’re more likely to get things like Frankenstein’s monster credited as “…some guy in a suit..Β£

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