Frankenstein 1931 follows the classic story of a scientist creates a monster from the body parts of corpses and brings it to life, leading to tragic consequences for all involved.
Release date: 21 November 1931
Director: James Whale
Cast: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Marilyn Harris, Michael Mark
Studio: Universal Pictures
Country: United States
Frankenstein 1931 Review
Frankenstein is a 1931 horror film directed by James Whale and starring Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, and Mae Clarke. The film follows Dr. Henry Frankenstein as he creates a monster from the body parts of the dead, leading to tragic consequences.
Karloff delivers a standout performance as the monster, imbuing the character with a sense of otherness and vulnerability. Clive also delivers a memorable performance as Dr. Frankenstein, portraying the character as a mad scientist consumed by his own ambition.
The film’s moody atmosphere and Gothic set design create a sense of dread and unease, with the added benefit of featuring several scenes of subtext and satire that were controversial for their time.
One interesting fact is that Frankenstein was based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley, and was one of the first horror films to feature a sympathetic monster. It also served as a precursor to Whale’s later film, Bride of Frankenstein.
Overall, Frankenstein is a well-crafted and groundbreaking film that successfully combines elements of horror, drama, and science fiction. Its standout performances and impressive set design make it a must-see for fans of classic horror cinema.
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