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Frankenstein, a young medical students, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.

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Charles Ogle
as The Monster
Augustus Phillips
as Frankenstein
Mary Fuller
as The fiancee

Critic Reviews for Frankenstein

All Critics (2)

  • It's too much to ask that a century-old movie should still be even marginally "scary", but... [it's] is still impressively able to be unsettling and creepy.

    Jun 4, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • As with many long-sought-after titles, the film does not live up to heady expectations. However, it is an important film from a historic viewpoint.

    Apr 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Frankenstein

  • Jun 29, 2015
    Of course, since Mary Shelley never specified how Frankenstein's monster was created it is interesting to see the way this film crew envisions it. In a big cauldron, the student Frankenstein forms the hideous creature out of fire. Charles Ogle's makeup looks pretty wild, but scene after scene is so static with bland sets, histrionic actors, and oversimplified title cards advancing the bare bones plot.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2011
    I just watched this on youtube. For the beginning the lighting was so light I couldn't hardly tell what was going on. But I loved the creation of the monster scene, it's real creepy and amazing, so I give the movie two of its stars just for that. The story is short and simple, and the actors tell it fine without any intertitles for dialogue. Overall, a cool movie, but it could've been better, especially the ending.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2011
    So this was the original adaption of that novel - meh. Some of the mirror shots were nice, but the tinting seemed pointless, and the ending is stupid and accomplishes nothing.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2009
    Frankenstein from 1910 was one of the first ever incarnations of the "Monster" that we have seen on film. This quite possibly might be one of the best versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Adapted in 1910 by director J. Searle Dawley with Thomas Edison's company, The Edison Group. This film follows the life of Dr. Frankenstein leaving for college and subsequently creating one of the greatest monsters of all time. Personally i believe this version of Frankenstein to be one of the scarier looking versions of his monster. Two years into college Dr. Frankenstein plays god, creating life single handedly. The life that he creates, however, is evil and haunts the good Doctor for the rest of the film. From the laboratory all the way to wherever Frankenstein is from, the monster harasses and bothers his maker. That is until a battle between good and evil breaks out and love prevails over all... The special effects in this film are beyond reproach as we see life being given to the monster. Cheesy to our standards today, for its time period this proved to be an amazing feat. I'm pretty sure that they just set up a dummy and set it on fire and played it in reverse. However, the special effects and makeup are what you need to see this film for. Nuts to the Storyline and characters, but hail the effects. All in all, this movie garners a honorable mention for the 100 films to see before you die, i say 8/10. That's it for today little ones Stay tuned Sid
    Brandon S Super Reviewer

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