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Frankenstein 1931

  • James Whale
  • November 21, 1931
  • 71 mins
  • English
  • Horror, Science Fiction, Drama
The man who made a monster.
Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.


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An astounding piece of film which shall out live us all! Made for so little money and still manages to trounce any modern multimillion dollar adaption of Mary Shelley's seminal novel.
Each and every time I route for the Monster - abused and feared from his creation. Man is the real "Monster".
Bravo Mr. Whale!

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Finally, I saw Frankenstein!

I liked it, it is good and it is definitely a mark in the history of Cinema but I must confess that I thought this Horror Classic would blow me away and it didn't.

Although I think it needed more creepiness in the atmosphere, I didn't felt that as much as I needed. Another thing that bothered me a bit was also the over the top acting, very teatrical. It should have been more natural.

The Frankenstein Monster is a memorable character! A huge and strong creature that never asked to be in the world. Boris Karloff was great incarnating this beast. I found Fritz maybe a bit too silly although I know he is supposed to be really mad. The set design is amazing, some of the sets are very well done!

It may not have the impact that it had in 1931 but it's definitely a remarkable work that needs to be seen.

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