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Nuts and Bolts: Frankenstein On The Screen

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In 1818, author Mary Shelley published Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, and whether she wanted to or not, gave the horror genre one of its most enduring icons: a monster, created by a mad scientist, misunderstood by society and questioning its own existence. It made the jump to movies even during the silent era, but its popularity really took off once Universal Studios got a hold of it, even if some people still don’t realize that “Frankenstein” is actually the mad doctor’s name and the monster doesn’t have one.

James Whale’s gothic horror Frankenstein is what […]

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