The novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, was written by Mary Shelly in 1818.
In this story, Victor Frankenstein created a Monster using deceased Human body parts and electricity. To some of us, this might seem like your average Friday night, but back in 1818 this was considered “Science Fiction”.
The Classic Black and White James Whale movie version of Frankenstein came out in 1931. This was actually not the first depiction of Frankenstein on film, there had been a short film based on the novel produced by Edison Studios in 1910.
The Bride of Frankenstein was the follow-up movie that introduced audiences to, you guessed it, The Bride of Frankenstein! This sequel was also directed by James Whale and Actor Boris Karloff reprised his role as the Monster.
Actor Boris Karloff portrayed Frankenstein’s Monster in three movies: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein.
Actor Robert De Niro played Frankenstein’s Monster in the 1994 Kenneth Branagh movie, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. This movie is considered to be more faithful to the original novel.
Frankenstein’s Monster is a tragic character, rejected by those who didn’t understand him. This makes him possibly the most relatable of the Horror Icons. I don’t think there is anything inherently evil about him, although he may be considered an abomination…
…but how can an abomination be so adorable? Oh yeah, if you make him into a Funko Pop! Thanks for reading our Post about Frankenstein’s Monster and I hope you all have a Happy Halloween!
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