Tuesday, 5 January 2016


THE FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE (1952) Directed by Terence Fisher ***

Generally acknowledged as a  forerunner of Hammer's Frankenstein series with some specific parallels to the 1957 CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, albeit without the gore. Stephen Murray is particularly good as the obsessed scientist who sets out to duplicate the woman he loves with disastrous results. Notable among the cast is John Van Eyssen, later to be seen as Jonathan Harker in Hammer's classic 1958 DRACULA. The film is a nice example of that very English sub-genre (other examples being Hammer's Quatermass films) where great scientific discoveries are made in a shed at the bottom of the garden.

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