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Once Again, With Feeling—The Frankenstein Syndrome

One of the best tests of a story’s merit is its ability to be adapted. If it’s truly good, it can span eras and be repeatedly refashioned into something more, something relevant for a new age. By this measure, Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is surely one of the great tales. [...]

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Back to Basics—Frankenstein

When Universal Studios released Dracula in February 1931, all involved were a bit nervous. The studio’s adaptation of Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston’s play, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s novel, was a gamble. Was the public ready for a horror movie—and a talkie, no less—intimating that Evil was alive and well in their world? [...]

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Pictures of Frankenstein’s Monster—Because why the hell not!

Born of a dark and stormy night’s dare, Mary Shelley’s Romantic Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is one of the most influential books in the horror canon. And thanks to Frankenstein, James Whale’s seminal 1931 film, Frankenstein’s monster has become one of the most iconic characters in popular culture. The creature has been portrayed [...]

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