Rated R for just a little bit of swearing.
The first sequel in the long series of Universal’s Frankenflicks is the best film out of all of them. James Whale’s masterpiece feels incredibly modern for something that was made 85 years ago. It’s also remarkably influential. There’s the hermit scene (parodied so hilariously in Young Frankenstein), the gay subtext, the surreal sets, the 5 iconic minutes of the title character. The Next 187 Project gets into all that stuff. Pretorious is the actual genius scientist in this cast of weirdo characters, even more than the hand-wringing Doc Frankenstein (who is the real villain, not his monsters). Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester play those monsters and, man, do they play them well. So electrify your hair, get your vigilante torches out and saddle up our analysis of Mister Jimmy’s story of gods and monsters.
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National Film Registry in 1998
1935 Academy Award winners & nominees
Links to: Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and King Kong and Laura and Gods And Monsters
Previously on Next 186 Project: Parasite
March 23rd on the Next 188 Project: Pretty Woman