If Dracula (1931) is the granddaddy of the horror genre, "Frankenstein" is the grandmother. The original Frankenstein flick, probably the best, stars Boris Karloff in his legendary role as the monster. Just in case you're unfamiliar with the story, it's about a crazed doctor with a theory that you can turn dead tissue into life. He does so successfully with assorted parts from several deceased humans, but he makes one dreadful mistake: the brain he used was marked "Abnormal." It's still chilling and effective today!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mar Clark, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Pauline Moore, Michael Mark

Directed by:

James Whale


1931 horror

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: A-

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