So I finally got to see a Hammer Horror film! I happened to get lucky and find this one in the bargin bin at the local wal-mart for $5 bucks so I said what the hell. It looked kinda cool and for that price it wasn't really much more than a rental.
The film star's Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein. And I must say Cushing was great in the film. The acting overall was pretty solid and the story was decent, but nothing amazing really. The gore was non exsistant for the most part. Though thinking of the age when it came out it did have some decent gore for the time period I think.
Terrance Fisher did a good job with the direction. The biggest thing was it just didn't have that little something extra to make it an amazing film. I think that might have been due to the pacing in parts and the story being a bit dull.
Overall the movie was worth watching and I will probably sit down and watch it again, but I dont think its something that will be in my regular rotation, but then again. It might grow on me more after a few viewings.
But it has peeked my interest even more to see some of the other Hammer horror films. I'm very intersted to see the one's the Christopher Lee and Cushing starred in for the Dracula series. Be interesting to delve a bit further back into the genre that I love so much and see where many of my favorite directors and writters got there love of the genre from.