Tuesday, 11 August 2009


I hear that Tim Burton is developing his delightful short film into a full feature. I hope not as it would seem to me to be fine just as it is. When the Frankenstein family's bull terrier Sparky gets run over their son Victor (this is modern America by the way) constructs a lab out of old bikes, toasters and aerials and brings the dog back to life. Good performances (Shelley Duvall and Paul Bartel are among the familiar faces) and the climax set in a burning mill on a miniature golf course is a hoot. Check it out on Youtube, you'll love it. Rating ***

1 comment:

Cerpts said...

A full feature version of FRANKENWEENIE does seem to me to be a colossal mistake also. The original short had just the right running length and hit all the right notes.