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The Frankenstein Theory (2013)





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Synopsis: From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror - THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, Frankenstein, is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction...a nightmare from which there is no waking. (c) Imagemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Weiner, Vlady Pildysh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 26, 2013
Image Entertainment - Official Site


Kris Lemche
as Jonathan Venkenhein
Heather Stephens
as Vicky Stephens
Joe Egender
as Clarence Malusky
Timothy V. Murphy
as Karl McCallion
Roger Morrissey
as The Creature
Leland White
as Angry Pedestrian
Dawn Weircinksi
as Hotel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Frankenstein Theory

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Fourteen years after "Blair Witch," has the whole found-footage-horror genre jumped the shark? Maybe. Weiner, however, manipulates its well-worn tropes deftly.

Full Review… | March 1, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the film does not deliver on its promise.

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Yahoo! Movies

It's the first found-footage film I can remember to marry the 21st-century horror genre to classic horror from a century ago, and that makes it at least worth a look.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for The Frankenstein Theory

a total blair witch remake done with frankenstein, almost the entire plot is identical, all tho it was done decent, it wasn't as spooky and crazy as I was hoping it would be. Honestly wouldn't have given this movie a chance if Lemche wasnt in the cast, but yeah, cool. cool cool.

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

Shot in a documentary style, The Frankenstein Theory puts forth a fascinating idea about the truth behind the classic Frankenstein story. After being drummed out of the academic community, Dr. Jonathan Venkenhein hires a film crew to follow his expedition into the Canadian tundra in search of a creature that he believes to be the source of the Frankenstein legend. Unfortunately, the acting isn't particularly good and the story structure is weak. The Frankenstein Theory starts out rather promising, but before long it loses its momentum and falls into bad horror movie cliches.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Another low budget horror flick, not great, but I thought it was somewhat suspenseful, delightfully creepy at times and even hair-raising here and there. I look like a gorilla in a man suit, so when my hair raises, I know it.

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