The man who made a monster.
Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.
Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.
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A classic of classics! Directed by the legendary James Whale! Produced by the legendary Carl Laemmle Jr. who brought most of the Universal Monsters to the world. His father also responsible for a few. This movie came out when talking movies were the new innovation. It is still awesome to this day. If you have or haven’t seen it try it out for Halloween. It would be an excellent choice!
This month I have been watching only my horror favorites! Some try to watch a new horror movie for 31 days of horror. I have been enjoying my favorites. Though I had decided not to review any movies I have already reviewed this year. Not all my favorites will be or are reviewed and they are in no particular order. I’ll try to keep watching one every other day on the even days of the month. We only have a little time left for Halloween!
Immortal. James Whale's 1931 masterpiece, predicated on the turmoils and agony of Difference, is still haunting. Much of it is based on its design, with the high Gothic metaphysical ideas clashing with the ignorant medievalist mindset. Knowledge vs. safety. Boris Karloff's performance, iconic from the first smash-cut to his undead scowl after turning towards the camera (and the audience), is so harrowing. Crying out on the windmill as his creator abandons him, as he is consumed by the fire that he fears, is one of many moments of legend in popular culture, horror, and tragedy. While a flawed adaptation of Mary Shelley's magnificent novel, it distills key ideas and transplants them into a stumbling corpse of artifice. The Universal…
If you haven't heard of Frankenstein then you have obviously been living under a sulfurous rock on a malformed planet orbiting an arsinic farting sun in a galaxy hiding in the blind spot on the other side of Alpha Centauri. Or somewhere like that. You get the idea.
James Whale's 1931 version of Frankenstein is so embedded in our culture that even if you haven't actually sat down and watched the film in its entirety, there is a good chance you will have seen iconic images, heard famous quotes and quite often seen entire scenes, perhaps without even realising it
So, it is without a doubt that everyone is familiar with Boris Karloff's…
Can you imagine the pure unadulterated horror James Whale's Frankenstein incited in 1931! It is the stuff of nightmares, a monstrous creature created.. piecemealed if you will together like a patchwork quilt of flesh from dead corpses! My god what a horrifying and truly inspired addition to the horror genre! The 30s and 40s were great times for the horror enthusiast they knew no bounds or limits the possibilities were endless! Sadly creating new and terrifying monsters went out of fashion nowadays filmmakers primary focus seems to be limited to creating monstrous men wielding machetes or chainsaws!
When I was a youngin I literally got goosebumps on my arms watching the lab scene, levers pulled, lights flickering with a mad…
The way the villager carries his dead child through the town... haunting stuff.
college dropout's wedding ruined by his work
This is the first of a review series that will cover the original Universal horror films. I am partnering a list with each that highlights the respective character. Frank's list is HERE
When I was not quite five, I woke up one night after my parents were asleep, crept into the den, and quietly put on the TV. Something was just ending (that I don’t recall), but what came on next changed my life forever. It scared the shit out of me, mainlined a horror addiction right into my little veins and pulled me into the world of cinema.
Universal Pictures’ Frankenstein, like it’s Dracula before, has more to do with the play Frankenstein than the Novel by Mary Shelley.…
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Hierzu wurde bereits alles gesagt, was zu erwähnen bleibt: was für eine grandiose und lustige Figur Baron Frankenstein ist und der kleine Wermutstropfen eines fehlenden halben Sternchen mehr, die Inszenierung des Todesfall des kleinen Mädchens.
“It’s alive !”
Although this was the first time having watched this iconic, masterful and deeply melancholic classic.... It felt just so familiar to me. Is this strange ? No. “The Monster” is on display in every mall in every country when it’s getting near to Halloween time and I’ve heard the story of Frankenstein since I could barely walk !
This wasn’t a bad thing though if you think that’s where I’m headed. Even though the film was familiar I was utterly fascinated throughout. In film I always get attached to stories about characters who’re treated wrongly just because they’re different. Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder about the way I was treated sometimes…
Film #3 of Project 30
”Now I know what it feels like to be God!”
James Whale’s Frankenstein is an iconic and historically significant piece of cinema, nothing can change that. It has inspired numerous artists and it has astounded generations of movie lovers. For people who were watching this back in 1931 Boris Karloff’s “Monster” was so terrifying that whenever he was appearing on screen they were screaming and running away from theaters! So from a historic point of view Frankenstein is a very important movie, it is not just a milestone in the horror genre, its groundbreaking technical achievements and the role it has played in defining the relationship between movies and viewers turn it into a milestone…
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I didn't set my expectations high for this after how underwhelming I found Dracula, but this was FAR better in every possible way, in that it was better directed, acted, and actually had stuff going on, which is surprising considering Universal produced both films back-to-back.
Henry Frankenstein toys with science a little too much and puts together a monster made from body parts he and his hunchback accomplice shamelessly robbed from a nearby graveyard. The creation seems innocent enough, but kills and escapes after being bullied for too long. The story is the typical "mad scientist" tale that's been copied countless times since. I understand it's not…
My personal favorite amongst the other golden age classics. Just growing up I’ve always had a soft spot for Dr. Frankenstein’s creature. Not to mention the idea of a single man beating the eternal inevitable idea of death. It’s just so fascinating. There is consequences when testing the span of mortality and the general motion based on the film & book layers that out very well.
I read the book way back in middle school with obviously Dracula and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. I can hardly remember it as it was a fucking stout read but it definitely changed my perspective on what I knew about the creature then. More so with the subject of life after death that was…
The way threats are shown here, seeming even menacing to the audience, is very good. Boris Karloff’s physicality as Frankenstein’s Monster is genuinely intimidating. The sight of three large, torch & pitchfork wielding mobs flooding the countryside is pretty scary (particularly when you know they’re out for mob justice rather than just a manhunt). And the most impressive shot of the film—a long tracking shot as a farmer carries his dead daughter through some wedding festivities, and people reacting to it in the background—shows the result of when these threats are realised. Quite good.
Watched here, another Fear: The Home of Horror YouTube watch.
A stylish film that has been so parodied, referenced and reworked that many of its beats and key scenes are likely familiar to many. Still, this is one of the originals that made Universal Studios a byword for horror in the 1930s and 1940s. Although thematically Frankenstein is about man's (flawed) desire to become God, this film does periodically inject a brief glimpse into the Monster's humanity and society's depiction of this outsider.
The sets and camerawork, both heavily influenced by German Expressionism, are great. Karloff grunts and groans his way through a star making performance. Despite its virtues, it's interesting to compare Frankenstein to Fritz Lang's M released the same year. It is striking how much more advanced M…
A genuine masterpiece. Absolutely love the super condescending and hype-up introduction and opening credits.
Such a beautiful story of humanity and the outsiders on both of the extreme ends of society.
Watched official YouTube upload by Fear.
the scene where the monster throws the girl into the lake is so funny this is peak comedy
Hay una escena en donde Frankenstein avienta a una niña en el lago, tuve que regresarla 4 veces porque no podía por tanta risa.
Amazing character work. So much room sound. The story behind the actor who played Dr. Frankenstein is sad.
The makeup 90 years ago, excellent.
The story, as ever, is timeless. We reach beyond our understanding and react with violence to what we find.
O filme em si pode tem seus defeitos, é corrido, com personagens que poderiam ter sido melhor explorados, e por aí vão as críticas,... mas aqui nesse caso, não é só sobre o longa, mas sim o que ela representa. A influência e o poder dela desde a época de seu lançamento até hoje. O primeiro longa metragem de Frankenstein foi um marco pro cinema de horror e o início de uma era de ouro dos monstros de Hollywood... por conta disso principalmente esse é um clássico do terror que todo mundo deveria conhecer
Incredibly well made for something that is 90 years old. Best version of the monster I've seen.
Parenting is hard.
Incrível o trabalho do James Whale para trabalhar os planos mais fechados e os mais abertos pra criar uma lógica de pertencimento e de ressignificação na figura dúbia - ao mesmo tempo monstruosa e terna do Frankeinstein.
Uma adaptação que assimila muito bem a essência da obra clássica da Mary Shelly. O Boris Karloff é um fenômeno em tela mesmo, de uma presença incrível e de uma delicadeza para entender a tragédia na essência da personagem que interpreta.
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