FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
1969, Warner Bros., 101 min, UK, Dir: Terence Fisher

Director Terence Fisher directed one more Frankenstein film, but this was really the end of the cycle as he had originally envisioned it. Peter Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein is a demon in human form, the equivalent of a concentration camp doctor. With Simon Ward, Freddie Jones, Veronica Carlson.


THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN
1958, Sony Repertory, 94 min, UK, Dir: Terence Fisher

Director Terence Fisher’s sequel to the first Frankenstein film, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, is the high point of the series, and one of Hammer Studio’s most satisfying gothics. Working incognito in a hospital for the poor, “Dr. Stein” (Peter Cushing) transfers the brain of his deformed assistant into the body of the “perfect man” (Michael Gwynne), but fails to account for the transplanted brain’s nasty image of itself. With Francis Matthews.


THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF
1961, Universal, 93 min, UK, Dir: Terence Fisher

Director Terence Fisher’s atmospheric thriller not only has the distinction of being not only Oliver Reed’s first leading role but also Hammer Studios’ only werewolf film. And a chillingly fine werewolf film it is, with cursed Reed the offspring born on Christmas Day to a mute servant girl (Yvonne Romain) raped by a bestial beggar (Richard Wordsworth) in the dungeons of the sadistic Marques Siniestro (deliciously depraved Anthony Dawson). Kindly Don Alfredo (Clifford Evans) raises Reed in a good home, but when the sensitive young man reaches puberty and his desires are thwarted, the result is a frenzy of bloody carnage.


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