Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Boris Karloff as Frankenstein

Great Old Movies has already posted reviews of the classic Universal Frankenstein films, as well as many of the Peter Cushing verions  -- just type "Frankenstein" in the search bar above for them all to come up --  but this week we look at some later films about Frankenstein's monster. First there is a review of Mary Shelley's original novel -- a really great and faithful film adaptation has yet to be made of it -- then reviews of a later Peter Cushing/ Frankenstein entry; a flick with Robert De Niro playing the monster; Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound; and others. Mary Shelley could not possibly have known that her creation would explode into all aspects of popular culture -- indeed she might have been horrified!


angelman66 said...

Great theme, Bill, look forward to reading about all these!

Are you familiar with Flesh for Frankenstein, aka Andy Warhol's Frankenstein from like 1974? Udo Kier and Joe Dallesandro...a flesh feast sexploitation version obviously, that I need to write about one day!


William said...

Please do! I believe I saw Andy Warhol's Dracula but somehow his Frankenstein sounded too gross even for me. It's interesting that Dallesandro in middle-age reinvented himself as a gangster-type for TV's "Wiseguy" program (with the disappeared Ken Wahl).