Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Frankenstein (1910)

4.5 / 5 Nov '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Written by: Mary Shelley, J. Searle Dawley
Actors include: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Genre: Horror
Length: 16 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Wow this gets to the point, and fast as the film is under thirteen minutes long, yet the story is clear and concise. Frankenstein goes to school, discovers the secret of live and creates a monster out of the evil in his head. As he returns home to be married the final conflict ensues. It makes a good point about morality, the effects when creating the monster were actually very impressive and cool (sort of formed by dust in a way). Also surprising was the actual Monster character, at this stage in the game he looked a lot like a harrier version of the Hunchback, but clearly evil none the less. This was seriously very interesting and easy to watch (despite the fact the first few minutes are of a lesser print but maybe that's just the version I watched). A definite must for fans of the Frankenstein series, or even just early films in general, this was really great!

Availability:  I don't think it's on DVD by it's self but it might be part of a set or something, watch for free online here:

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