September 22, 2008

The Making Of The Curse of Frankenstein

Here’s the new issue, number 21, of The Little Shoppe of Horrors, the indispensable magazine dedicated to classic British horror films, mostly Hammer Films.

Featured is a ‘Making Of’ article about The Curse of Frankenstein, released fifty years ago, in 1957, the movie that first brought together Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, writer Jimmy Sangster, director Terence Fisher and the Hammer film crew, and instantly established Hammer Films as the number one horror studio of its time. Among the goodies in this issue is an analysis of Phil Leaky’s makeup work, and a look at the Tales of Frankenstein TV pilot by Ted Newsom.

The cover is by Jeff Preston, with inside art by Mark Maddox, Frank Dietz, Bruce Timm and others.

Here’s the Little Shoppe of Horrors website where you can place your orders. May I suggest you also check out the previous issue, number 20, an important history of Amicus Films.

The Director: Terence Fisher
Tales of Frankenstein

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