Boris Karloff stars as the screen’s most tragic and iconic monster in this unforgettable masterpiece of horror. Tampering with life and death, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) pieces together salvaged body parts to bring a human monster to life. The mad scientist’s dreams are shattered by his creation’s violent rage as the monster awakens to a world in which he is unwelcome. Featuring groundbreaking makeup by Jack Pierce, director James Whale’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel blends themes of horror, isolation and compassion, and remains one of the most shocking movies of all time.
“Is it entertainment? Only theatre-goers can give that answer. We venture the opinion that this production of FRANKENSTEIN will cause more talk, no matter how that talk points, than any picture that has been made in years….
“As a story Frankenstein dates back to 1831 — for one hundred years it has remained alive in the interest of those book readers who go in for ghost stories. Now we’ll see if these same people go to motion picture theatres.” —The Holllywood Reporter (Nov 3, 1931)
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