In this holiday feature, we will showcase the best monster movies ever made during each day of the month, leading up to Halloween.
This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.
This is one of the most iconic and legendary monster movies of all-time. Based upon the classic novel by Mary Shelley, this film made a star and household name of actor Boris Karloff. He would go on to a long and prosperous career in Hollywood but would forever be known as the Frankenstein’s monster up until the day he died.
In 1931, the film was considered too shocking for some theater patrons, many of which would leave the theater in shock or screaming. Needless to say, audiences now are more well adjusted to such things and the film is not considered scary anymore. But myself as a long-standing monster kid grew up on the Universal monsters and Frankenstein is one of the films that help grow my lifelong love of horror.