As an avid fan of the Universal take on Mary Shelley’s classic movie, I went into this a bit worried that I’d subconsciously compare the two movies.
Thankfully, this Hammer adaptation manages to differentiate itself from its predecessor without ever being unrecognisable from its beloved source material.
Peter Cushing is awesome here as Professor Frankenstein, and Christopher Lee gives a career spurning performance as the monster.
The gore is great here, in bright technicolour red, with the monster looking like truly a walking corpse (with a mod-style hairdo ten years before The Beatles hit their stride).
Overall, a definite recommend.