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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Hammer's 'Horror of Frankenstein'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood January 23, 2013 at 10:48AM

Get Hammered! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing the Brit horror studio's "The Horror of Frankenstein," which Trenchard-Smith says is "generally considered the nadir of the Hammer Frankenstein series."
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"The Horror of Frankenstein"
"The Horror of Frankenstein"

Get Hammered! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing the Brit horror studio's "The Horror of Frankenstein," which Trenchard-Smith says is "generally considered the nadir of the Hammer Frankenstein series."

This campy replay of The Curse of Frankenstein misfires in a variety of directions. As fate would have it, it went out on a US double bill with The Scars of Dracula, itself the low point of Hammer's Dracula series. Brian Trenchard-Smith created this trailer and is considerably more forgiving of the movie's low rent aspects. But magic-marker scars do not a monster make.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.