Today in 1957, Hammer’s first colour horror film, The Curse of Frankenstein, was released in UK cinemas
The Curse of Frankenstein is a British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, loosely based on the novel Frankenstein (1818) by Mary Shelley. It was Hammer’s first colour horror film, and the first of their Frankenstein series. Its worldwide success led to several sequels, and the studio’s new versions of Dracula (1958) and The Mummy (1959), and established “Hammer Horror” as a distinctive brand of Gothic cinema.
The film was directed by Terence Fisher and stars Peter Cushing as Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as the Creature, with Hazel Court and Robert Urquhart.