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Year
1931
Runtime
70 min.
Director
James Whale
Genres
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
50,472
Checks
19,882
Favs
818
Dislikes
79
Favs/checks
4.1% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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Top comments

  1. caley's avatar

    caley

    It's surprisingly sad. 12 years 11 months ago
  2. BeasleyOnFilm's avatar

    BeasleyOnFilm

    Karloff injects a surprising amount of warmth into the monster actually. It only works if you see it as completely different to the book. 11 years 9 months ago
  3. Auz's avatar

    Auz

    I do agree that as a standalone film it's pretty good and I can see that it definitely left a mark on pop culture.

    However, I also have to agree with kellyoung that this is absolutely terrible as an interpretation of the book. Nothing that made the original story deep, interesting and horrifying is in here and the monster in the film is about the worst character portrayal I've ever seen in a film.

    I don't like to throw in phrases like "The book is better" when judging a film(s plot), because I understand a film can never tell a story as deep and elaborate the way a book can. But in this particular case it is absolutely true.
    12 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  2. This movie ranks #17 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  3. This movie ranks #27 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #29 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #32 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  6. This movie ranks #47 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  7. This movie ranks #56 in Butler's Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  8. This movie ranks #56 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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  9. This movie ranks #56 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #57 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  11. This movie ranks #73 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  12. This movie ranks #93 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  13. This movie ranks #98 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  14. This movie ranks #297 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  15. This movie ranks #330 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  16. This movie ranks #357 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  17. This movie ranks #646 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  18. This movie ranks #892 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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