The first ever adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel. Only 13 minutes long, this silent horror displays a more compressed version of Shelley's novel while still giving us the novel's main points. The scene in which the monster is created is by far more superior to the novel than with it's future incarnations. Victor whips up a simple batch of ingredients, tosses it into a cauldron and simply stands idly by watching it go to work. What he creates is a truly hideous specimen. For 1910, the effects are astounding in that scene! Not to mention the creature itself which looks so grotesque and creepy looking that you'll think twice about Boris Karloff's version of Frankenstein as being anything but disturbing looking.