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Year
1931
Runtime
70 min.
Director
James Whale
Genres
Drama, Horror, sci_fi
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
50,472
Checks
17,713
Favs
653
Dislikes
65
Favs/checks
3.7% (1:27)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. caley's avatar

    caley

    It's surprisingly sad. 6 years 4 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. 5 years 1 month 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.
    5 years 8 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in Horror
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  3. This movie ranks #32 in 100 Science Fiction Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  4. This movie ranks #34 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  5. This movie ranks #35 in 1930s
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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 Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  9. This movie ranks #57 in National Film Registry
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  10. This movie ranks #59 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  11. This movie ranks #60 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  12. This movie ranks #73 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  13. This movie ranks #93 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  16. This movie ranks #334 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  17. This movie ranks #357 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  18. This movie ranks #514 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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