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Frankenstein
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Frankenstein 1931


Unbeknownst to his fiancée (Mae Clarke), young scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) -- aided by his hunchbacked assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye) -- has been building a monster made of spare parts. But no one is prepared, not even the doctor, when the creature comes to terrifying life. Boris Karloff stars as the iconic Frankenstein's monster in this classic piece of horror cinema, based loosely on the novel by Mary Shelley. (read more)

Directed By:
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Written By:
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No image existsPeggy Webling
Starring:
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Boris KarloffBoris Karloff
No image existsDwight Frye
No image existsColin Clive
No image existsJohn Boles
No image existsFrederick Kerr
No image existsEdward Van Sloan
No image existsTed Billings
No image existsLionel Belmore
No image existsMarilyn Harris
No image existsArletta Duncan

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Frankenstein Movie Review by BillyBob (3/21/2014)

Even if you happen to be one of the world's most rabid/jaded horror-movie freaks, I'd confidently say that (for a mad scientist/monster picture) Frankenstein (which is now 80+ years old) is still a film that's quite capable of giving you chills & thrills that not even modern-day horror can satisfactorily...

(complete Frankenstein review by BillyBob)


Frankenstein Movie Review by Movie Addict (10/23/2010)

To see where all the later version come from, you need to see this one. Stripped of color and special effects, this is a masterpiece of film-craft.

Director James Whale manages to give us a film that is creepy and possesses horror in an old school way.

The acting by Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein and Boris Karloff as...

(complete Frankenstein review by Movie Addict)


Frankenstein Movie Review by Derringer (9/15/2010)

Fee. Fye. Foe. Fum.

Released in 1931 - "FRANKENSTEIN" is now 80 years old, and, yes, still going strong. Now, that's what I'd call an exceptionally enduring horror-movie classic, if there ever was one.

With only his eyes, and an occasional grunt, to convey meaning, BORIS KARLOFF gives a powerful and sensitive performance...

(complete Frankenstein review by Derringer)


Frankenstein Movie Review by AJ (4/14/2006)

Not only the best of the classic Universal horror films that I've seen, but quite possibly the best ever made in the genre, Whale's Frankenstein is completely haunting, chilling, and unforgettable. There is no musical score, which heightens the tension and adds to the already high amount of fright contributed by the...

(complete Frankenstein review by AJ)



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