Years of Frankenstein on Film
From Mary Shelley to Kenneth
Branagh and beyond...
Everything you ever wanted
to know about Frankenstein...
the myth, the novel, the
movies, the comic books, the theater plays, the bolts in the neck...
FrankensteinFilms.com has it all and even more!
Frankenstein is 100 years old!
In March 1910 the first Frankenstein
movie premiered in the USA. Of course we have a short
article on this long-lost
movie that thanks to the internet is now available to the public.
Carrie Fisher in
Peter Cushing in
Frankenstein Created Woman
Luke Goss in
Robert De Niro in
Terror of Frankenstein
Jeffrey Combs in Re-Animator
And to learn more about
Frankensteinfilms.com and the Frankenstein myth read our
HULK # 1, just recently
published by Marvel features a stunning short story, in which Hulk
Bruce Banner helps Victoria Frankenstein to re-awaken her
grandfather's monster. "It's alive! Alive!!!" features artwork by
Gabriel Hardman and draws obvious parallels between the Frankenstein
monster and Hulk.
Burlyman Entertainment, the Wachowski Brothers' publishing house,
has recently published the 6th issue in its ongoing
series, written by Andy and Larry Wachowski and beautifully drawn by
Steve Skroce, which sees the Frankenstein monster battle Wild West
werewolves, the Nazis, Yetis and the Vatican. An absolut must-read,
it is just a pity that new issues are published on an irregular
Frankenstein movie news
Frankenstein DVD news
The recent wave of ultra-gory Japanese low-budget splatterfests has
spawned VAMIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL, a blood-drenched
flick about teenage girls with superpowers. One of them is a vamire,
the other is a Frankenstein-like creature and both are in love with
the same boy. The ensuing mayhem, based on a manga, will surely
delight fans of Japanese trash. Mary Shelley, however, would surely
not approve of such a subtle adaptation of her classic novel. This masterpiece
was released on UK R2 DVD on 15 March 2010 by AriasUK. Enjoy the
trailer on youtube.com
In other movie news it seems as if
Universal are getting a remake/reboot of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
ready. It is set to be directed by Neil Burger, writer and director
of The Illusionist. Obviously Universal Studios once again are
trying to milk their old franchises, since a Wolf Man remake
starring Benicio del Toro is already finished.
Someone had the glorious idea to make a
movie about IGOR, Frankenstein's lab assistant, who was first
featured alongside Boris Karloff in James Whale's
1931 Frankenstein (where
he was called Fritz).
Director Anthony Leondis has produced an animated family feature
centering on an Igor who wants to create his own evil monster
instead of assisting another mad scientist.
Distributed by the Weinstein Company and featuring the voice talents
of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese and Christian Slater,
IGOR is out on DVD now.
In the meantime you can watch the trailer on the
In director Blaxwell Smart's FRANKENHOOD a reanimated
African-American corpse supports the local posse on their way into a
street basketball tournament. Apart from the fact that a corpse is
reanimated, FRANKENHOOD bares no resemblance with Shelley's novel or
any other Frnakenstein movie. The R1 DVD was released on May 5, 2009.
The Creature Feature has been
discontinued until further notice.
This new section at FrankensteinFilms.com is devoted to current reviews of movies that the
editor deems worthy of discussion.
Additionally this section also features selected non-Frankenstein horror
topics. Several times a year we will present a new special feature on a movie
series, film director, writer or anything else horror.
George A. Romero's Living Dead'
Don Coscarelli's Phantasm series
Finally Marvel has done fans of
their 1970s comic books a big favour by releasing a paperback
collecting all issues of THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Additionally, the collection includes all appearances of the
monster in Monsters Unleashed and
Giant-Sized Werewolf. So,
read our extensive review
of this groundbreaking comic book series and then get the 496 pages of
this horror classic. The only downside of ESSENTIAL
MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN VOL.1 is that the collection is
in black and white only, whereas the original comic books were