Friday, 2 April 2010


It is impossible to judge this film against later versions of the story and difficult to rate it as a piece of entertainment. The very fact that this first adaption of Mary Shelley's novel, produced by Thomas Edison and directed by J. Searle Dowley even exists is enough in itself. It has to be viewed as an historical document and for film enthusiasts in general and horror fans in particular it is a very, very important one. As such I make no excuse for holding it in such esteem. Rating *****

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1 comment:

Cerpts said...

I have to agree with you just on the sheer fact that it exists and we can see it - that's worth any amount of "stars". I have always particularly loved the creation scene of our monster in the easy-bake oven.