Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The Curse of Frankenstein
Dreary parlour intrigue enlivened by Peter Cushing's lizardy Baron. Terence Fisher and Jimmy Sangster's Frankenstein is a cold-blooded manchild who grew up moneyed. People are treated like possessions, poured over when they have value, discarded when they don't. The Curse of Frankenstein introduces psychosis to the Baron's actions. He uses his steely, detached determination to go shopping amongst his social circle, selecting prize body parts to build a perfect man. Unfortunately, the Monster's brain is damaged between cadavers. Christopher Lee's stiff reanimated highwayman has but two gears - cowering and homicidal.