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Movie Review: Victor Frankenstein

Almost 200 years ago, in the summer of 1816, a group of friends —Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, her lover and future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, among others— gathered at Villa Diodato in Lake Geneva, Switzerland where, one night, after amusing each other by reading ghost stories, Byron challenged them to write their own. 911 more words


Frankenstein Through the Years: An Established Mythology

Spencer Blohm examines the history of screen adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

For nearly two hundred years the archetype of the ‘mad scientist‘ has been dominated by a single name: Dr. 809 more words



 Greetings again from the darkness. If a filmmaker is going to mess with the classics, there are two paths of creativity from which to choose: stay true to the original, or put a new spin on it. 641 more words


Literary Poem: "Frankenstein"

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”.

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Frankenstein: Gods and Monsters

This essay discusses Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818). There are spoilers.

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s classic gothic novel, originated many horror tropes that we now take for granted: the obsessive mad scientist, resurrection of the dead, the misunderstood monster, and the ultimate folly of playing god. 711 more words

Gothic Horror


Tout juste paru dans une nouvelle traduction d’Alain Morvan aux éditions Gallimard Folio SF.

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