Frankenstein

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The Most Annoying Mad Scientist Cliche is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Fault

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‘Frankenstein’ brought it to the movies, but Mary Shelley’s not to blame.

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Guillermo del Toro Deserves to Make a ‘Frankenstein’ Movie

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The Universal Monsters will come back. When they do, Guillermo del Toto should get to be a part of that. Here’s why he’s perfect for ‘Frankenstein.’

Young Frankenstein

How ‘Young Frankenstein’ is An Ode to Itself

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Based on Mary Shelley’s quintessential horror novel, Mel Brooks’ incarnation of the famous monster takes time to poke fun at itself.

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‘The Invisible Man’ and the Joy of Mid-Tier Classics

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There are certain advantages to being less popular.

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The Real Stories Behind ‘Frankenstein’

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To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s influential novel, we take a look at the real-life scientists who tried to make the story a reality.

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The Real Life Fear Behind Frankenstein’s Monster Walk

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Why does Frankenstein’s monster move so slowly? We investigate.

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Manipulating Mood: How Lighting Effects an Audience

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Using 1931’s ‘Frankenstein’ as an example.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from the Directors of Classic Universal Monster Movies

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Are these the secrets to creating horror icons?