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Year
1910
Runtime
16 min.
Director
J. Searle Dawley
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror, Short
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
1,451
Checks
1,051
Favs
21
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
2.0% (1:50)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    This film came at a weird time in film history where there weren't very many horror films being released yet but it kind of pales in comparison to what came before (some Georges Melies shorts) and what came after (some silent horror masterpieces starting in 1920 like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, The Golem, The Phantom Carriage, etc.) Maybe it is unfair to compare these but I find it hard not to since I watched them around the same time. Also, this film is in terrible shape. I know it is 105 years old but I think someone should try to restore it a little. Unfortunately, there isn't very much incentive to do this because it is in the public domain.

    There were some things the film did right. Like others here, I liked the creation scene. Also, the film sets the atmosphere and setting for many gothic horror films to come. I do not really like the costume of the monster but it is probably even closer to the original novel than the iconic version of the story from the 1930s.
    3 years 12 months ago
  2. The_Freedom_Fellow's avatar

    The_Freedom_Fellow

    The monster creation scene is great. The footage appears to be the monster burning, but played backwards. 4 years 1 month ago
  3. marco_n65's avatar

    marco_n65

    http://www.archive.org/details/Frankenstein_628 8 years 4 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #268 in Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films
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