The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
This diorama is a blending of two kits. Each shows Christopher Lee as the monster, first freshly “born” in the lab with all his bandages and later, walking the countryside, wearing his overcoat. Two versions of the same monster on the same piece.
Kit Maker: Unknown
The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions. It was Hammer’s first colour film, and the first of their Frankenstein series. Its worldwide success led to several sequels, and the studio’s new versions of Dracula (1958) and The Mummy (1959) and established “Hammer Horror” as a distinctive brand of Gothic cinema. The film was directed by Terence Fisher and starred Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Lee and Cushing would both go on to enjoy long film careers, usually as the protagonists in other films of the same genre.