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Boris Karloff Documentary ‘Man Behind The Monster’ to Mark ‘Frankenstein’ Anniversary (Exclusive)

A new documentary about “Frankenstein” actor Boris Karloff is in the works.Voltage Films is currently in production on the feature documentary “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster.” Co-produced and co-written by Ron MacCloskey and Thomas Hamilton with Hamilton directing and Tracy Jenkins producing, the film offers a fascinating portrait of Karloff, examining his illustrious […]

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‘Dracula’, ‘Frankenstein’, and Other Classic Universal Monster Movies Will Briefly Be Available for Free on YouTube This Month

If you made a movie-related New Years resolution to catch up on some old horror classics, here’s some good news: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and several more classic Universal monster movies will be available to stream on YouTube for free later this month. Find out when you can stream these titles – and when they’ll […]

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Frankenstein’: See What Doug Jones Would Have Looked Like as the Monster in the Film That Never Happened

Guillermo del Toro‘s Frankenstein movie, which never got made, is just one of many great “what if” Hollywood scenarios involving the cinephile director. He had been talking about making the movie as far back as 2008, but sadly, it never gained enough traction to get it to the starting line. It did, however, get far […]

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‘Frank & Zed’: Old School Puppet Horror Premieres at Nightstream Film Festival

“Frank & Zed,” a seven-year passion project from Portland, Oregon-based filmmaker Jesse Blanchard, is an old-school horror throwback made with puppets, practical sets, and miniatures shot on the Red camera with Stanley Kubrick’s favorite Cooke lens. It’s like Jim Henson on acid (watch the exclusive video below). The gory, Gothic delight premieres October 10 at […]

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Bottleneck Gallery Kicks Off Its New Universal Monsters Poster Series With ‘Frankenstein’

Nearly one hundred years after they first hit theaters, the classic Universal Monster films remain timeless allegories about the complicated, conflicted nature of mankind. Now Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery are aiming to pay homage to films like Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and more with a new poster and print collection dedicated to […]

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‘The Invisible Man’ Producer Jason Blum Would Love to Make ‘Frankenstein’

Now that The Invisible Man is a huge hit for Blumhouse, more Universal monster reboots are all but guaranteed. Universal already has the Dracula spin-off Renfield in the works, as well as Elizabeth Banks’s Invisible Woman. What else could we see in the future? According to Blumhouse head Jason Blum, the answer is Frankenstein. Blum […]

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‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein’ Review: A Glorious Half Hour of Absurdity

I’m genuinely surprised that Frankenstein‘s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is debuting on a thing like Netflix, and not randomly during the 4-4:30 Am slot on Adult Swim. Directed by Daniel Gray Longino and written by John Levenstein (Arrested Development), this oddball mockumentary runs a brisk 28 minutes and doesn’t appear to be attached to anything other […]

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Monster Hit ‘Frankenstein’ Caused a Scandal in Kansas City in 1931

In the 1818 novel “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley invented a creature that was philosophical, articulate and vengeful. But most people remember the Hollywood version: barely speaking, lumbering and with bolts in his neck, memorable thanks to Boris Karloff and the makeup designed by Jack P. Pierce. November 21 marks the anniversary of the film’s 1931 debut. […]

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The Original ‘Frankenstein’ Has Finally Been Restored After 108 Years — Watch

“Frankenstein” isn’t the only “Frankenstein.” James Whale’s 1931 take on Mary Shelley’s iconic novel was beaten to the punch by the Edison Manufacturing Company, which in 1910 produced what a title card describes as a “liberal adaptation” of the story. It’s described as neither “all that revelatory” nor “especially rare” in a new Library of […]

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