"The True Rise of Hammer"

Film: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Haunted Home/Forest

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Hammer Productions will always be remembered for taking most of the classical monsters of Universal and taking them to their logical gothic extremes. For now, such a fate would befall the tragic story of Dr. Frankenstein and his desire to play God.

History: In all honesty, Baron Victor Frankenstein (this version, at least) was always a bit of an ass. After his mother's death, he seemed only to care about the massive fortune she left behind, and how it would contribute to his desire to break the barriers of science. Eventually, years passed, and after resurrecting a puppy, the baron realized that he could defy death itself, and by extent, creation. He soon set out to create a functional human being out of multiple parts. Unfortunately, his reluctant mentor and assistant damaged the brain in the process. So now we have this perpetually stunted thug of a monster that lashes out at just about anything.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After confronting his creator, the monster is set on fire by the mad doctor. Burning in pain, the beast falls through a window and lands straight into a tub of acid, destroying any evidence of its existence.

Powers/Abilities: Immensely strong.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Unlike the more misunderstood incarnations of old, this Frankenstein's monster is a full-blown force of nature, trying to destroy anything that even provokes it the slightest.

Trivia: -The monster was played by Hammer Productions regular, Christopher Lee.

-This was Hammer Production's first color film.

Image Gallery

Bit of a lazy-eye, there.

Both man and monster fear the mad doctor.

Every godless creation needs a good tending to.

The monster looks upon the world and he's not pleased at what he sees.

The monster experiences his first bender. We think.
Never grant your mentally unstable monster omnipitance.

Okay, who kept that head hanging over the window?

The Monster Vs. Videodrome.

The creature is just a few seconds from learning the awful truth.

Now, that's just demeaning!

Too bad both the monster and the vampire keep fighting every time.

Pointless fan-service, anyone?
"What evil?" Said the Hippies.

A machete Frankenstein's monster? Huh.

Maybe it's a good thing that the monster is hairless.

That is, if you have any money during this time and age.

This was supposed to be a healing moment, doc. Way to ruin it.