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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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

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


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.


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Facts about

Child actress Marilyn Harris had done several takes of the drowning scene, none of which turned out quite right. Although wet and tired, she agreed to do one last take of the scene, the one that appears in the finished film, after director James Whale promised her anything she wanted if she would do so. She asked for a dozen hard-boiled eggs, her favorite snack. Whale gave her two dozen. The DVD commentary for the film suggests that Harris wasn't actually a good swimmer, quoting Harris as saying that she had only a couple of swimming lessons before filming and had never dived under water before.
John Carradine turned down the part of the Monster because he considered himself too highly trained to be reduced to playing monsters.
According to The People's Almanac, at one point the movie was to have included a line of dialogue giving the Monster the name, Adam. The Almanac indicates that an early print of this film may have indeed been released with just such a scene, but that it was cut when audiences began referring to the Monster by the name Frankenstein.
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Frankenstein

Released 1931
Inducted 1991
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