Reviews of Frankenstein (1818) and related work

Frankenstein (1818Text)

Mary Shelley (writer).

The first monster in literary history who points an accusing finger at its own human creator.

SF. Several good ideas, but the writer’s inexperience makes for a lot of plot holes and digressions.

References here: Sutter’s Cloud, The Last Man (1826), “The Phantom Coach” (1864), “The Outsider” (1926), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Re-Animator (1985), “Brothers” (1990).

text fiction

Frankenstein (1931Moving picture, 70 minutes)

References here: The Mummy (1932), “Bosko’s Mechanical Man” (1933).

moving picture adaptation fiction

‣‣ Bride of Frankenstein (1935Moving picture, 75 minutes)

Less formulaic, but now with comic relief and even more Christian redemptionism. That scene with the three Romantic writers implies the 1931 film had much to do with the novel, a common false belief. Also boobs.

References here: “Ravishing of Frank N. Stein” (1982).

moving picture sequel fiction

Young Frankenstein (1974Moving picture, 106 minutes)

moving picture parody fiction