Here’s a colorful French poster from the Hammer classic, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957), starring Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee as the Creature.
It’s the film which launched the Hammer Films horror phenomenon, as it proved so successful at the box office in 1957 that Hammer quickly followed suit the following year with DRACULA (U.S. title HORROR OF DRACULA) which was also a success, and they never looked back. THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN was the biggest box office money maker of the year in England in 1957.
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN was also the first time that Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee co-starred together in a horror movie. They would go on to star in over twenty movies together. Interestingly enough, it’s not the first time they both appeared in the same movie. That had already happened twice before, as Cushing and Lee were both in the Laurence Olivier version of HAMLET (1948) and John Huston’s MOULIN ROUGE (1952).
Anyway, I love this poster, especially the colors. I particularly like the vibrant colors used on Peter Cushing and Hazel Court.
There are some really neat French horror movie posters. If you get a chance, check them out online. Likewise, you can find some excellent Spanish, German, and Japanese posters. Why stop there? Check out as many countries as you can. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
Looking for a different kind of Halloween treat this year? Treat yourself to some fun international movie posters.
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