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Movie-A-Day #301: Frankenstein (1931).

October 28, 2011

Happy Frankenstein Friday, everybody! The Friday before Halloween has come to be set aside as a day to celebrate Mary Shelley’s greatest creation. This isn’t the first time the doctor and his monster (and their distant relations) have appeared on this blog, but in all that time we’ve never covered the classic Universal production. Directed by James Whale, this “Frankenstein” not only made previously unknown bit player Boris Karloff a major star, but it also established several key elements of the story’s mythology – the flat head and neck bolts, the dizzying electrical lab equipment, and (later in the series) the hunchbacked assistant and the iconic character of The Bride.

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