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

Victor Moritz: You're crazy!
Henry Frankenstein: Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.

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

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!

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Facts about

John Carradine turned down the part of the Monster because he considered himself too highly trained to be reduced to playing monsters.
The screenplay originally called for Henry Frankenstein to die from his fall from the burning mill. When Universal decided for a happy ending (see "Alternate versions"), Colin Clive was in England, so his stand-in was used for the far shot of him recuperating in his bed, with his fiancée at his side.
According to the TLC network program "Hunt for Amazing Treasures", a unique six-sheet poster for the original 1931 release, showing Karloff as The Monster menacing Mae Clarke, is worth at least $600,000 US and is possibly the most valuable movie poster in the world. The only known (original) copy is owned by a private collector.
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Released 1931
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