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Frankenstein
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John Boles John Boles
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Boris Karloff Boris Karloff
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Edward Van Sloan Edward Van Sloan
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An obsessed scientist creates a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Release date: 21 November 1931
UPC: 025192032523
Tags: Horror (29), 1931 (18), 1930s (14), Monster (14), Mad Scientist (10), Classic (9), Frankenstein (9), Sci-fi (9), Gothic (7), Based On Novel (7), Experiment (6), Fire (6), Reanimation (5), Frankenstein's Monster (5), Adaptation (5), Black & White (5), Lake (4), Cemetery (4), Rampage (4), Hunchback (4)
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"When Universal first released James Whale's brilliant 'Frankenstein' in 1931, they were nervous enough about the power of its horrific story to tack on a (admittedly rather tongue-in-cheek) disclaimer at the beginning, in which actor Edward Van Sloan warns viewers of a nervous disposition that they may wish to leave the screening. While many of the Universal horrors are now considered tame enough to be shown on afternoon television (where I first saw 'Frankenstein'), in 1931 it is not hard to se"


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" Those with their rose-tinted nostalgia glasses firmly positioned will call this a classic, and one of the greatest horror films of all time. Discerning, experienced filmgoers will see it as it is. An outdated, not even entirely exceptional for it's time piece, that is most noteworthy for it's place in history and the films it inspired from better directors. It's an alright picture, but for those who know the story of Frankenstein it's simply a paint by the numbers affair. The direction is wor"


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