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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.

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Frankenstein (1910, J. Searle Dawley)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 21, 2018 From The Stop Button

In its opening title card, Frankenstein warns it will be a liberal adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel. It?s only going to be sixteen minutes after all. But Frankenstein hits most of the big events?it opens with Frankenstein (Augustus Phillips) leaving for university, where he becomes obsessed with... Read full article


Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1966)

By Beatrice on Oct 9, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster? Directed by Robert Gaffney Written by George Garrett 1960/USA Futurama Entertainment Corp./Vernon-Seneca Films First viewing/Netflix rental I was looking for something to cheer me up. ?WINNER! Story starts out looking like your typical “Mars Needs Women... Read full article


Watching 1939: The Son of Frankenstein (1939)

on Oct 4, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


The Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon: FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

By Dan Day Jr. on Jun 1, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

This is my contribution to The Great Hammer-Amicus Blogathon. FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969) was the fifth film in the Hammer Frankenstein series. In the groundbreaking THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1956), Peter Cushing first portrayed the Baron as a Byronic anti-hero who was willing to do eve... Read full article


FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY

By Dan Day Jr. on Jun 19, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The latest issue of Richard Klemensen's LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS magazine (issue #38) is dedicated to a complete examination of the 1973 television production of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY. The issue features Sam Irvin's incredibly detailed account of the making of the film, including several inte... Read full article


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Quotes from

Henry Frankenstein: The brain you stole, Fritz. Think of it. The brain of a dead man waiting to live again in a body I made with my own hands!


Henry Frankenstein: Dangerous? Poor old Waldman. Have you never wanted to do anything that was dangerous? Where should we be if no one tried to find out what lies beyond? Have your never wanted to look beyond the clouds and the stars, or to know what causes the trees to bud? And what changes the darkness into light? But if you talk like that, people call you crazy. Well, if I could discover just one of these things, what eternity is, for example, I wouldn't care if they did think I was crazy.


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.


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Facts about

A 20-minute test reel, starring Bela Lugosi as the monster and directed by Robert Florey, was filmed on the Dracula sets. This footage has not been seen since 1931 and is now considered lost. Only a poster, featuring the vague likeness of Bela Lugosi as a 30 feet colossus, remains.
The set design of the windmill sequence was inspired by a building in Los Angeles that housed a local bakery, Van de Kamp, which displayed a large windmill as its corporate logo.
Actor Edward Van Sloan, who played Dr. Waldman in the film, appeared in the now-lost test reel with Bela Lugosi as the Monster. In an interview conducted shortly before his death, Van Sloan remembered that Lugosi's makeup resembled The Golem, with a large broad wig and "a polished clay-like skin." Unfortunately, no footage of the test or any photographs of Lugosi in this makeup are known to exist.
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Frankenstein

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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