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Frankenstein (1931)

Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff

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Story:
Dr. Frankenstein, a madly obsessed scientist, and his hunchback assistant rob corpses from the graves. Frankenstein’s plan is to use electricity to breathe life into the body they assemble from the parts of the dead.

The story is based on the classic gothic horror fiction novel Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, first published in 1818, written by legendary English novelist Mary Shelley. Would you like to read the book?

Still unnerving to this day, Frankenstein adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff’s legendary, frightening performance as the monster.
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Frankenstein (1931) is part of the franchise: Wolfrancula Cinematic Universe
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Mary Shelley: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
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