Frankenstein Overview:

Frankenstein (1931) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. and E.M. Asher.

The film was based on the novel Frankenstein (aka The Modern Prometheus) written by Mary Shelley published in 1818.

Frankenstein was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

BlogHub Articles:

Hammer's Frankenstein Films Ranked from Best to Worst

By Rick29 on Oct 12, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein.1. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) - The series' fourth film finds Victor Frankenstein performing a brain transplant to "cure" a fellow scientist's insanity. No, it's not an act of compassion; Victor's sole motive is to gain his colleague's research data to fu... Read full article


A LEGO Treat for Frankenstein Fans

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 8, 2020 From Virtual Virago

I'm always excited when my two obsessions - LEGO and classic movies - overlap, and when they do it's usually related to classic horror. This year LEGO has added something especially fun in time for Halloween, a new Brickheadz set for an official Universal Frankenstein! Fans are hoping that more lice... Read full article


FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 5, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

In June of 2017, I wrote a blog post on the 1973 film FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, which was made by Universal Studios for American television. That post was inspired by Sam Irvin's encyclopedic article on the movie for issue #38 of LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS magazine. FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY i... Read full article


For The Love Of Crap – Dracula Vs Frankenstein (1971)

By Michael on Oct 25, 2019 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I would call Al Adamson’s 1971 movie Dracula vs Frankenstein a guilty pleasure, but the truth is, I really don’t feel that guilty about loving it. No, I’m not going to try to make the case that DvF belongs in the horror flick pantheon alongside such movies as Universal’s orig... Read full article


HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 31, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Shout Factory's series of Region A Hammer releases carries on with HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN (1970). This movie is the product of one of Hammer's most quizzical production decisions. By 1970 the company had made five Frankenstein features starring Peter Cushing. The latest film in the series was the b... Read full article


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Quotes from

Baron Frankenstein: [lastlines]
[Raises a glass of wine to offer a toast]
Baron Frankenstein: Well, as I said before, here I say again, Here's... Here's to a son... to the House of Frankenstein.
Maid: Indeed, Sir. You too, Sir.


Henry Frankenstein: Quite a good scene, isn't it? One man, crazy - three very sane spectators!


Henry Frankenstein: Help! Help!
Villager #1: Listen, it's Frankenstein.
Villager #2: That way.


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Facts about

The movie's line "It's alive! It's alive!" was voted as the #49 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
The opening credits list the novel's author as "Mrs. Percy B. Shelley" rather than "Mary Shelley" as she is now credited.
The method of animating the creature is never discussed in Mary Shelley's novel. In the book, Frankenstein, narrating, refuses to divulge how he did it so no one can re-create his actions. However, the use of lightning to resurrect the monster has become the accepted methodology and appears in virtually every Frankenstein movie since.
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Frankenstein

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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