Sangster, whose scripts for The
Curse of Frankenstein and
Horror of Dracula
helped seal the reputation of Hammer Studios as the home of British
horror in the 1950s and 60s has passed away at the age of 83.
Wales in 1927, Sangster started his movie career aged 16 as a clapper
boy, working his way through various jobs, before ending up as
assistant director on Hammer adaptations of BBC Radio serials.
landing the job of scripting the studio's adaption of Mary Shelley's
Frankenstein, he made one significant change to the source material,
moving the emphasis in the story from the monster to the creator,
consequently giving Peter Cushing his breakthrough starring role, and
Hammer a hit movie, both in the UK and the US.(read more...)