Sunday Jan 22, 2023

47. Terence Fisher’s The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Two chummy science buddies unlock the secrets of pseudobiology while strutting from stage left to stage right in the Frankenstein barony’s most maze-like castle and daring to ask the question “what if instead of lightning we, I don’t know, just kind of dunked stuff in big aquarium full of science tea?” This film put Hammer on the map as the Wizard of Oz of color-gory horror movies and served as the foundation of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing’s friendship and collaborative success in billions of horror movies to come. It’s worth the watch just for the history, with a few great horror movie moments sprinkled in as a bonus to this most 47th of all Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast episodes!

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The Loathsome Things Official Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time List
(of those we've reviewed for an episode of Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast)

(1) Brian De Palma’s Carrie (1976)
(2) Rose Glass’ Saint Maud (2019)
(3) Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974)
(4) George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968)
(5) Alex Garland’s Men (2022)
(6) Miike Takashi’s Audition (1999)
(7) Ti West’s X (2022)
(8) Bob Clark’s Deathdream (1974)
(9) David Prior’s The Empty Man (2020)
(10) Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case (1982)


Honorable Mentions:
Beyond the Door III (1989) – Not a great horror movie, but so much fun to watch!
The Pit (1981) – Watch this coming-of-age story about seeing boobs and feeding beasts!

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