James Whales Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monsters heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelleys source novel to todays Internet chat rooms.
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 01 / 2014