Sunday, March 6, 2011
Frankenstein: Spooky Sunday
I watched Frankenstein (1931) for the first time earlier this week. I loved it! Of course, I think that the majority of us already know the story of Frankenstein, seeing as the monster has been satirized for years in different films and television shows. However, with the constant satirization ignored, this film is quite frightening. Think of what audiences experienced back in 1931 when they saw this film, even if they had read the novel (even though the film and novel are different from each other), I'm sure it was absolutely terrifying to them.
Frankenstein is about a man, Dr. Henry Frankenstein, who has an unhealthy obsession with life and death. His obsession drives him to construct a body from various corpses that he has found in the cemetery. With this body, he decides to conduct an experiment, an experiment that will bring it to life. Only problem is, Frankenstein doesn't think much about what could go wrong and ends up creating a monster, which puts him, as well as his entire town, in extreme danger.
This film must be watched with an open mind, or it will not be appreciated. Make sure to watch it in the dark or, even better, during a thunderstorm. I love the set of this film, too. It's spooky and awesome.
One of the best parts of the film is when the monster comes to life and Dr. Frankenstein gets a mad look in his eyes and screams, "It's alive!!!" Definitely worth watching just to see this one scene!
Posted by Kalli at Sunday, March 06, 2011