Paging Dr. Frankenstein, I Repeat-Paging Dr. Frankenstein!

Frankenstein, originally a book written by Mary Shelly, is a tale that has been told and re-told for many generations dating back all the way to the Silent Era. In 1910, the very first adaption for the screen was shown to different audiences, bringing the very monster within the mind of Dr. Frankenstein to life…..

Since then, there have been many re-telling of these days throughout the ages. Both serious…..and not-so-serious adaptions have been witnessed on the silver screen from BORIS KARLOFF’S 1930’s adaption of FRANKENSTEIN to MEL BROOK’S YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN(1974).Something_other_than_Frankenstein Even this year, another adaption to the story was released to the public with a not so successful I, FRANKENSTEIN(2014). The monster and it’s creator have been misunderstood and understood in many ways from it’s many incarnations. There have even been television shows who have adapted the “Frankenstein complex” into different famous shows such as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. No matter what the adaption, the results have been well……interesting.


YoungFrankenstein3This week, we pay tribute to the different adaptions on the silver screen, small screen, and in smaller form. What FRANKENSTEIN adaption sticks out in your mind as the best adaption? Who is your favorite actor portrayal of Frankenstein’s misunderstood monster? If you have any pictures you’d like to share, private message us the pictures or post them onto our page wall to join the fun! What is your favorite misunderstood FRANKENSTEIN film? Let us know in the comments, you never know-MITCH MITTENS might review it and give you a shout out in his next review!

buffy_006Show your love for FRANKENSTEIN’S monster by posting your favorite scenes in the comment section or private message and you may see your favorite scene shared on our pages and receive credit. If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite FRANKENSTEIN feature on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIFRANKENSTEINWEEK and tag the Cinema Insomnia we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

Time to go to the cemetery and gather our findings to create CINEMA INSOMNIA’S own FRANKENSTEIN!


One Reply to “Paging Dr. Frankenstein, I Repeat-Paging Dr. Frankenstein!”

  1. FRANKENSTEIN is the ultimate Horror Icon. Last month I randomly held up a pic of the Karloff Version from my phone to coworkers. From the younger to the OLDER-ALL knew it was “Frankenstein” so deeply is the Universal 1930’s adaption burned into our Pop Culture still! BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN are to me the Masterworks of all the myriad versions created. Franky is my Favorite Monster too. He had a simple theme: He didn’t ask to be born into a cold, dark world where “different” meant you were an outcast. A theme we can all relate to one time or other.

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