Monster Day 09: “Enter Lee & Cushing”
1957. Hammer Films releases its first full color horror film with “The Curse of Frankenstein”. It launched the studio to meteoric success and even carving out its own official brand of horror known as Hammer Horror. The film would also establish the careers of Peter Cushing and Sir Christopher Lee. Lee & Cushing would star together not just in this film but in The Mummy, and in many of the Dracula films Hammer produced. Lee portraying the Count and Cushing as Van Helsing. Much like Karloff, Lugosi and Chaney during the Universal reign Lee and Cushing became pure Horror Royalty.
Trivia: Christopher Lee was Knighted in 2009. Peter Cushing has the honor of being Doctor Who in two films in the 1960s.
But wait, there is another ………….. see article Day 10.