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07/22/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Frankenstein review

Almost everybody knows the story, but not everyone has the privilege to view the original horror picture. Heinrich "Henry" Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and Fritz (Dwight Frye) tries to abduct a dead body. A wrong brain has been stolen by Fritz while Elizabeth (Mae Clarke), Henry's fiancee, receives a letter. Dr. Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), Victor and Elizabeth a creation from Henry. Frankenstein's monster (Boris Karloff) begins to move. The "Boo" special feature was funny and introduces the idea of a film with Dracula and Frankenstein together, and how would they react. Funny and different for a horror special feature.

Has one of the most horrific scenes for a monster flick, a kid being thrown to the water, strangulation's, etc. So many insightful lines like: "It is one of the st...

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08/01/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A horror classic with few flaws

Based on the Mary Shelley 1817 novel, "Frankenstein" is one of Universal Studio's classic horror monsters, even though "Frankenstein" is actually the creator.

Colin Clive plays the "mad scientist" obsessed with creating life with his own hands. However, he is unaware his hunchbacked assistant "Fritz" brings to him a murderous, violent brain to control the body he created from corpses he collected from graves and gallows.

Boris Karloff is wonderful as "The Monster". He was very good at making "The Monster" a sympathetic character.

Other actors are good at their performances. The only one I did not like was Frederick Kerr's performance as "Baron Frankenstein". He seemed to be dazed and struggling through his lines most of the time.

Another minor problem was audio quality. In...

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