31 Nights of Horror. Night 5: Frankenstein

Promotional photo of Boris Karloff from The Br...
Promotional photo of Boris Karloff from The Bride of Frankenstein as Frankenstein's monster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have said before I love the classic monster movies. Especially those from Universal Studios.

Frankenstein is one of my favorites. The monster is probably one of the most recognized characters in the world and did you know that the basis for his looks was never described in the original (book) by Mary Shelley.  The Monster in this film does not physically resemble Mary Shelley‘s character. It was make-up artist Jack P. Pierce who came up with innovations such as the Monster’s flat head, the bolts through the neck, the droopy eyelids, and the poorly-fitted suit. Any future Frankenstein film that features any of these physical abnormalities is taking its inspiration from Pierce’s make-up work.

What is your favorite scary movie? 

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