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One of the most influential horror classics, “Frankenstein” helped birth the age of Universal Monsters and still electrifies today.

Frankenstein

After recently celebrating our 200th episode, the next 200 episodes begin here with Donny’s choice, the horror classic “Frankenstein” (1931) from director James Whale, starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, and Boris Karloff as The Monster!

FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Frankenstein is a 1931 American pre-Code science fiction horror film directed by James Whale, produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., and adapted from a 1927 play by Peggy Webling, which in turn was based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

Frankenstein stars Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein in the novel), an obsessed scientist who digs up corpses with his assistant in order to assemble a living being from body parts. The resulting creature, often known as Frankenstein’s monster, is portrayed by Boris Karloff. The makeup for the monster was provided by Jack Pierce.

Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, the film was a commercial success upon release, and was generally well received by both critics and audiences. It spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs and has had a significant impact on popular culture: the imagery of a maniacal “mad” scientist with a subservient hunchbacked assistant and the film’s depiction of Frankenstein’s monster have since become iconic.

In 1991, the United States Library of Congress selected Frankenstein for preservation in the National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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