Frankenstein's monster (boris karloff)

Frankenstein Project

  • Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein is published.

    Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein is published.
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley examines the fascination with the creation of life, as well as,"the deepest mysteries of creation." The novel portrays the monster as a reject of society due to not only his appearance but also the unnatural manner of his creation. The monster is considered "the miserable and the abandoned" within the novel unlike the monster in later film adaptations.
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  • Dracula vs. Frankenstein

    Dracula vs. Frankenstein
    Similar to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", the 1971 hit horror movie "Dracula vs. Frankenstein" maintains the novel's primary theme of monstrosity. Unlike later film adaptations of the novel, the movie sustains the idea of the unnatural manner in which the monster was created.
  • Young Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein
    Mel Brook's classic film, "Young Frankenstein," is much more of a humorous adaptation compared to the original novel. The movie portrays the monster much less of a brutal murderer like in the novel, but rather a fascinating scientific creation.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show contrasts vastly with the movie-musical's primary base, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The hit comedy horror musical portrays the monster with a much lighter tone. The creation, Rocky Horrow, is regarded more as a sensation rather than a monster.
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    In 1994 the hit movie, "Frankenstein," debuted in theatres, and for the first time the movie expressed much of the orginal basis of the novel. The movie sustained the fundamental themes of monstrosity, secrecy, and the creation of life.
  • Frankenweenie

    Unlike previous film adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, "Frankenweenie" does not portray the unnatural monstrosity of the creation, but rather the happiness that life obtains.
  • Works Cited

    Works Cited
    Brown, Sam. "Novel vs. Frankenstein (1994) - Frankenstein: Text vs Film." Novel vs. Frankenstein (1994) - Frankenstein: Text vs Film. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.
    McMorrow, Joshua. ""Young Frankenstein": An Analysis of 5 Elements of the Movie." Yahoo Contributor Network. Yahoo, 27 Dec. 2010. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.
    Young, Neil. "Young Frankenstein." Young Frankenstein. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.