Frankenstein (1931) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Frankenstein (1931) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1931
  • Genre:  Classic & Mythological
  • cast & Crew: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Marilyn Harris.
  • Director:  James Whale
  • Screenwriter:  Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, John L. Balderston, Mary Shelley, Peggy Webling, Richard Schayer

Frankenstein (1931)Rating:

  • Dylan = 10 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • Andrew = 8 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.9/ 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 10/10.

Frankenstein (1931) Synopsis:

Dr. Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist, defies nature by bringing back to life a body made out of cadavers’ pieces.

Frankenstein (1931) Review:

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel of the same name, Frankenstein (1931) is the anthology monster movie by excellence, and probably the most cult horror film of all, a title that it truly deserves.

What I would like to emphasize in that review is that Frankenstein is not an old movie for cinema students and anyone who enjoys modern horror will have an awesome time watching with both entertaining and meaningful masterpiece of horror cinema.

The concept of Frankenstein is a deep one for it deals with life and death and the power that humans hold over these two things. Even to modern standard, Frankenstein remains a very dark and scary figure that modern viewers will find strangely familiar, having seen it hundreds of time everywhere…but in the film. The main reason for that is probably the charismatic acting of Boris Karloff as the monster. Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein is also unforgettable.

The story is convoluted and captivating. The film is short so there are no dead moments for you to get bored. Some scenes, like the one with the little girl, are truly dramatic. Because of the duality good/evil of the Frankenstein monster, the end appears extremely tragic and concludes a beautiful yet mad monster movie.

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