Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Frankenstein: A Classic Review

Travel back in time with me for a moment. Let's go back to 1931 when a groundbreaking movie was released and movie-goers everywhere shat their pants in fear!

Frankenstein was the first of its kind. Directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as The Monster, this classic was loosely (and I mean veeery loosely) based on the novel by Mary Shelley of the same name.

Plotline... Here we go... Henry Frankenstein is a scientist consumed with creating life from electrical currents and other scientific resources that my simple mind cannot understand. It takes a brilliant mind to flick those switches and turn those knobs and 'Muahahaha' in a maniacal manner.

Frankenstein is obsessed with his project. With the help of his hunchback assistant Fritz, played by Dwight Frye, Frankenstein collects body parts from various 'donours'in the local cemetary. Fritz is put in charge of collecting a brain, but since he is the inept, screw-up sidekick, he ends up bringing back a criminal brain. That's right folks, the brain of a criminal. You know what that means. Impending doom.

Behold, the most memorable moment... a classic scene. If you've never seen it, you still know it...

Things go awry. Duh. All hell breaks loose. I'll leave it at that for those who haven't had the pleasure of watching this classic horror flick!

This is a movie to experience. If you want to call yourself a movie buff, you must add this gem to your collection. We have The Legacy Collection that includes Bride of Frankenstein(1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939), Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), House of Frankenstein (1944), and The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (1999). We're hardcore. We heart monsters. Especially ones with mish mash body parts and criminal brains. Badasssss.

I leave you with a Tempting Trailer. Watch it. Muahahahahaaaa!!!!

1 comment:

JRL said...

Cannot argue that this movie is a timeless classic, i would say only 30% of the population has ever laid eyes on it, yet we all know exactly who Frankenstein is. Crazy. (And i would say it's from the book, but really, who reads anymore pffft!)

My only question is why they had to use so many different bodies for the parts, you would think it would have been easier to find like 1 or 2 recently deceased corpses and just use their FULL body. But then it guess he would no longer be able to show off his stitching talents. (I hear he finished at the top of his class that week)