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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

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  • 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

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 Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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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
Aj V

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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 Lupky
Dillon Lupky

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The very first film version of Frankenstein made by Thomas Edison's film company in 1910. Some will be bored as it doesn't contain nudity, violence or audio and it's in that yucky B & W; others will appreciate this amazing achievement from the infancy of film. And will someone please find a suitable poster or image since what's given is not accurate?

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

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