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The Curse of Frankenstein

Released 1957
Distributor Warner Bros.

The international sleeper hit of 1957. Terence Fisher’s then-gorily shocking re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s novel jump-started Hammer Films into becoming the major supplier of genre fare for the next decade–and introduced Peter Cushing as the definitive Dr. Frankenstein as well as Christopher Lee in his first monster role. Followed by six sequels.

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About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Piranha, Matinee, The ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in Action, The Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police Squad, Amazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, Indiana, CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0, Witches of East End, Legends of Tomorrow and Salem. His latest big screen credit is an episode of the upcoming Nightmare Cinema.