Did you know that today isn’t just Halloween? It’s also National Frankenstein Day. Here are some great film adaptations and spin-offs to help you celebrate the classic Mary Shelley story of Frankenstein, a monster that is assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.
Son of Frankenstein (1939): Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor’s son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance.
Ghost of Frankenstein (1942): Ygor resurrects Frankenstein’s monster and brings him to the original doctor’s son, Ludwig, for help.
House of Frankenstein (1944): Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies.
Frankenstein and Me (1995): Twelve-year-old Earl is inspired by tales of Frankenstein’s monster. He got the garage, he got the electricity, he even got a monster from a traveling fair – he & his friends have the perfect opportunity to see if they can put it all together & create a living, breathing monster.
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967): Baron Frankenstein captures the soul of a recently executed man and instills it in a young woman, Christina. With the memories of the young man still intact, Christina starts to kill those who falsely accused the young man of murder.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943): Frankenstein and the Wolf Man collide in one of the great classic horror films of the 1940s. The resurrected Wolf Man, seeking a cure for his malady, enlists the aid of mad scientist Patric Knowles, who claims he will not only rid the Wolf Man of his nocturnal metamorphosis but will also revive the frozen body of Frankenstein’s inhuman creation.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969): Frankenstein pioneers research in brain transplants — but the procedure is imperfect.
Young Frankenstein (1974): A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957): A young nobleman seeks to recreate life as did his ancestors, but the local citizens protest.