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December 1931: Frankenstein Takes Manhattan!

Eighty-three years ago this week, on a stormy December night in 1931, James Whale’s Frankenstein came ali-i-i-ve at the Mayfair Theatre in New York City—pulling in a record-breaking 76,360 fans in the first week alone. 324 more words

Movie Briefs

Frankenstein (1931)

Released in 1931 by Universal, Frankenstein is a classic of the horror genre. Staring Boris Karloff in what many consider to be his defining role, the film takes many liberties with its source material changing a number of things. 555 more words



“With a few exceptions, The Bride of Frankenstein represented the last gasp of the horror film as a serious genre,” claimed Andrew Sarris. The late critic had a point. 689 more words

Film Reviews

Flashback: on 1931's Frankenstein & 1935's The Bride of Frankenstein

C’mon, be honest…when was the last time you watched them? College film class? Late night television as a kid? Never?! Everyone recognizes the iconic images, but I often wonder how many have exposure that’s limited to the 1974 Mel Brooks parody movie “ 470 more words


31 Nights of Halloween - 23 - The Creature Walks - Frankenstein (1931/dir. James Whale/USA)

Horror, which over the years of history has turned from a legitimate source of entertainment into a cheap thrill in the public eye, is a genre I love. 1,717 more words

#TCM - Medaska's Pick of the Week

Hi Guys….welcome back to my TCM pick of the week….

This week I have chosen a great horror tale….MAD LOVE (1935).   Directed by Karl Freund, an underrated director and master of the camera who was very much responsible for the look and feel of Tod Browning’s immortal DRACULA (1931). 152 more words

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