The 9th podcast in the ongoing Top 100 Project is James Whale’s horror classic. Does the fright stuff hold up? Is Boris Karloff the original zombie? Did a 70-minute film find a way to bore Bev? And what classic scary movie do we agree is more deserving to be an AFIer than Frankenstein? All that and oodles more in a fun l’il 28-minute package!
2 thoughts on “Frankenstein (1931)”
I’ve been looking forward to this one because, although I have listened to all of your podcasts so far, this movie is the first one you’ve covered that I’ve seen (I was forunate enough to catch this one on the big screen at the Movie Palace in Hamilton). And I really did flat-out enjoy it. Whale and Karloff did a great job making the creature a sympathetic character, and I found it moved and involved me so well that I barely even noticed the lack of music the first time I watched it. However. Count me among those who feel ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ is an even better film and totally should have made these lists. Good call with ‘Night of the Living Dead’ also: possibly my favourite horror film ever.
Yup. I think we’re going to eventually do some podcasts that we might call The Snubs or The Near-Misses, which would be movies that DIDN’T make the AFI list(s). NOTLD and Bride would be two candidates.