LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #21
The Making of THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (HAMMER 1956)
Þ To be sure, Hammer had done other fantasy films with horror elements (THE FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE, STOLEN FACE, THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT), but CoF was the film that would spread the Hammer name across the face of the earth for fans of classic gothic horrors — in color!! Bringing together for the first time actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and the key technical people that would make the Hammer golden era of horror films – director Terrence Fisher; lighting cameraman Jack Asher; production designer Bernard Robinson; music composer James Bernard; screenwriter Jimmy Sangster; producer Anthony Hinds. And all the key Bray Studios personnel that in 1956 turned the horror film world on its ears.
Þ Letters to LSoH (7 pages)
Þ Fanzine and book reviews (5 pages)
Þ Film Views with all the news on new Hammer DVD releases
Þ Hammer News (what is going on with the company and Hammer folks who have passed away)
Þ RAISING HELL: SOME NOTES ON “NIGHT OF THE DEMON” by Denis Meikle
Þ The Making of THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Bruce G. Hallenbeck (20 pages of production history and behind-the-scenes info and photos!)
Þ Terence Fisher in Conversation with Paul Jensen (part 2 of the in-depth interview with Fisher conducted in 1973)
Þ Peter Cushing and Tony Hinds on Hammer’s Frankenstein Films (Denis Meikle talks with the star and producer of CoF)
Þ An Analysis of Phil Leakey’s makeup for THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Norman Bryn (a makeup professional (CLOVERFIELD) takes an inside look at how the Creature was created)
Þ Hugh Harlow – I remember Bray Studios (Hugh Harlow was third assistant director on CoF and takes you to Bray with memories of November 1956 to January 1957)
Þ Ted Newsom looks back at the Curse of (Hammer’s TV) Frankenstein – The Series that Never Was TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Þ THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN – The “Lost” Subotsky Script by Philip Nutman (Milton Subotsky, soon of Amicus, wrote the original script that set Hammer on its way)
Þ Hammer’s Old Guard – Interviews with Peter Sasdy (director TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, COUNTESS DRACULA & HANDS OF THE RIPPER) and actor Shane Briant (STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING, DEMONS OF THE MIND, CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER & FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL)
100 pages. Many photos. Original interior art by Neil Vokes, Mark Maddox, Adrian Salmon, Murad Gumen, Shane Ivan Oakley, Dan Gallagher Jr., Bruce Timm, Frank Dietz.