Monday, October 14, 2013
LIFE LIST UPDATE – No. 963: Watch “Frankenstein” (1931)
A lot like the “Dracula” vampire movies, “Frankenstein” has been remade so many times that it’s been ingrained in popular culture to such an extent that most people can tell you the basic plot without having ever seen the original 1931 film. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, it’s about Henry Frankenstein, a young medical doctor who is trying to unravel the mysteries of life by creating a man from scratch out of dead body parts. He manages to bring the patchwork man to life, but he finds out too late that the brain he used is from an abnormal criminal.
Dr. Frankenstein’s “monster” turns out to be a disaster, and the good doctor keeps him chained up for a little while in his creepy watchtower laboratory. The monster eventually escapes and begins to terrorize the countryside. After the monster accidentally drowns a young girl, a violent mob assembles and tracks the monster to an abandoned windmill. There, they set it on fire in an effort to rid the world of Frankenstein’s creation.