As it is Halloween I thought I could do a related post here. I do love Halloween and to honor the occasion I would like to share my favourite Frankenstein movie with you.
I hate CGI! Sure it looks really cool, but I must admit I prefer an old school lovingly hand crafted film. I love seeing all the physical special effects done in front of the camera and that is why my favourite Frankenstein movie is the original silent film made in 1910, produced by Thomas Edison!
It was the first of many adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and is, in my opinion, certainly the best.
It may look very tame compared to what we are used to now, but in 1910 cinema was still very young and there was hardly such a thing as a horror movie. When you think of it in its original time this film was the height of special effects and was likely the scariest and most shocking thing an audience would have seen!
Along with Georges Méliès, Thomas Edison not only pioneered cinema, but helped birth the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror genre into film.
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