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:

Ranking The Hammer Frankenstein Films Starring Peter Cushing

By Dan Day, Jr. on May 26, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

On this day in 1913, Peter Cushing was born. I usually write a Cushing-themed post on this day, and for this year I decided to rank the six Hammer films in which the actor portrayed Baron Frankenstein. Playing Victor Frankenstein in Hammer's first color Gothic film, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, change... Read full article


CMBA’s Laughter is the Best Medicine blogathon: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 22, 2021 From The Old Hollywood Garden

CMBA’s Laughter is the Best Medicine blogathon: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) On October 22, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized The wonderful silliness of the ?Abbott and Costello Meet?? series of films is an absolute joy to behold! And because this... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Henry Frankenstein: [after screaming is heard] It's Elizabeth!


Henry Frankenstein: Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!
Victor Moritz: Henry - In the name of God!
Henry Frankenstein: Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!


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


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Facts about

Some of the sets had originally been constructed for Paul Leni's The Cat and the Canary which Universal had produced four years earlier.
During production there was some concern that seven-year-old Marilyn Harris, who played Maria, the little girl thrown into the lake by the creature, would be overly frightened by the sight of Boris Karloff in costume and make-up when it came time to shoot the scene. When the cast was assembled to travel to the location, Marilyn ran from her car directly up to Karloff, who was in full make-up and costume, took his hand and asked "May I drive with you?" Delighted, and in typical Karloff fashion, he responded, "Would you, darling?" She then rode to the location with "The Monster.".
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.
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Frankenstein

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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