The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

By Terence Fisher

  • Genre: Terence Fisher
  • Release Date: 1957-05-02
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Director: Terence Fisher
  • Production Company: Hammer Film Productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 2.99
From 115 Ratings


The first in Hammer Productions' sanguinary series of Frankenstein epics finds Baron Victor Frankenstein in jail, attempting to convince his jailers that a monster he created was responsible for the crimes for which he is accused. Horror legends Peter Cushing ("Star Wars") and Christopher Lee team up as the Baron and the Monster.




  • A wonderful film well worth watching and re-watching

    By trekfancvg
    Hurray for iTunes for offering these Hammer classics. This is a great film, and it's understandable that it launched not only so many successful sequels, but also Hammer's establishment of its own unique sub-genre of horror -- as well as its own decades-long franchise based on the Universal classics. Peter Cushing is brilliant and always just fantastic to watch. If you're unfamiliar with Hammer horror, yet a fan of classic film-making, you'll likely love the unique experience these films offer. If you're already a Hammer horror fan, you'll love the outstanding quality of this transfer. The Technicolor is vibrant and the audio is crisp. I also recommend the sequel.
  • Hammer at it's finest!!

    By jro55
    I love this movie so much, more so because of the way they used the doctor's persona and the monster. The monster is not really evil, yet the doctor is. Very interesting take.
  • So Happy!!!!!

    By darkknight1938
    I'm glad they are releasing more of the Hammer films. This movie is not only one of the best Hammer has made, it is one the best Frankenstein films ever! The only movie that surpasses it is the original with Boris Karloff.
  • The Curse of Frankenstein

    By Head Maroon
    A different version of the mad doctor and the Monster, but a decent film. Christopher Lee is one ugly monster, but Boris Karloff was the man, I mean monster.
  • Truly Peter Cushing at his best

    By LaughingGodzilla
    This is the best of the Hammer Frankenstein films. I love it. Christopher Lee makes for a great Frankenstein monster. Also, Peter Cushing does a unique and somewhat disturbing version of Doctor Frankenstein. I love it. So, check it out. Apple, WTH?! I was going to figure out how much in total the Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, and The Mummy (1959) were. But, you pulled the mummy off of the shoping list. Why? Was there some defect in the video? I mean, what the Hell?! Please reupload them so that I could pay for the movie.