Reviews of Frankenstein (1818) and related work

Frankenstein (1818)

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: “The Phantom Coach” (1864), “The Outsider” (1926), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Re-Animator (1985).

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Frankenstein (1931)

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

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‣‣ Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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).

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

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