I watched this film last night, and found it riveting. Out of curiosity, this morning I scoured the Internet to get a sense of the general reaction to the film. Most striking to me is the absence of discussion about the ending. It is clearly not out of a concern for ?spoiler alerts,? because many of the posts offer a plot synopsis. Even Wikipedia offers a scene-by-scene summary, and then misreads the ending by stating that the monster carries off the woman?s body. This would imply a cadaver, yet another in a series of similar fates. However, that is not how I understand the end of this film at all. Throughout the movie, the academic hot on the monster?s trail insists that it is a rational creature with whom one can converse, and that Frankenstein is looking for companionship. Said academic meets his demise, indicating that conversation is not on the monster?s agenda. Then, as the only remaining crewmember cowers in the yurt ? and she is female, please note ? the monster barges in and knocks her unconscious. While this occurs off camera, the sounds are not congruent with previous carnage. Rather, the viewer hears two quick blows. We then see Frankenstein throw her over his shoulder, grab the ratty doll that someone previously gathered up from the floor of the yurt, and walks off into the wilderness. Frankenstein has found the ?companionship? he desired, and the ending is far more disturbing as a result.