Sean Bean is to face Frankenstein’s monster in a new ITV adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic. The Game of Thrones star will play Inspector John Marlott, a new character in what is being described as a “re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth”. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
ITV has commissioned a six-part drama series, The Frankenstein Chronicles, which will be shot in Northern Ireland. The lead actor is Sean Bean, who also starred in the Northern Ireland-shot Game of Thrones. The series will be produced by Rainmark Films, whose director Frank Doelger is one of the Game of Thrones...
SIMON BALL reviews the 1945 Universal Horror, House of Dracula
British Gothic Horror gets funky. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES gets in the groove...
SIMON BALL talks to Richard Campbell about his heavy metal rock opera based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
ANDREW GARVEY reviews The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) starring Ralph Bates
TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
Here’s a Peter Cushing birthday treat. British Pathe has uploaded this fascinating silent home-style movie of Peter Cushing during the filming of Frankenstein Created Woman at Bray Studios, Windsor, Berkshire in 1966. The video shows Peter, dressed as Baron Frankenstein, behind the scenes studying his lines, hanging out with co-star Susan Denberg, blowing dandelions,...
JON KANEKO-JAMES sits down to review the first episode of Showtime's new TV series Penny Dreadful
TERRY SHERWOOD reviews Universal Horrorfest. House of Frankenstein (1944)
The Evil of Frankenstein is probably the least honest of any Hammer Frankenstein film, DAVID SAUNDERSON writes
Albert square was transformed into an outpost of Hollywood today – with hundreds of actors and camera crew filming new blockbuster Frankenstein. The horror film based on Mary Shelley’s classic tale features Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe and X-Men and former Shameless star James McAvoy. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
STEPHEN JACOBS reviews the 1973 television mini-series, Frankenstein: The True Story
Check out this amazing colour footage from Son of Frankenstein
DARK MORTE reviews Shaun Hutson's The Revenge Of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein (1939) is one of the last great Universal Horrors
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews Terence Fisher and Peter Cushing's final Frankenstein film, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
STEPHEN JACOBS casts a critical eye on The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Although movie goers might get tired of sword-and-sandle romps or sappy period pieces, they always love being frightened. Over the last century, no two figures of have become more synonymous with horror than Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster. Together, they are perhaps the most filmed characters of all time. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Britain didn't make many horror films until the 1950s. All our horror stars were over in Hollywood churning out the classics for Universal Pictures.
Behind the scenes video of Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has had almost 100 stage and screen adaptations, but according to Andrew Henry, the story has rarely been told the right way. “The story has been so distorted over the years,” he said. “The creature is often shown as a mute, lurching monster. But Mary Shelley’s version was a...
An insert poster for the seminal 1931 cinema adaptation of Frankenstein has sold for a staggering $262,900 (£173,700) at auction after it was stashed in a cupboard for more than 30 years. Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions, which sold the vintage poster to an anonymous bidder, says it’s the largest bid ever recorded...
Director Stuart Beattie talks about his upcoming I, Frankenstein movie at Comic Con 2013
HOLLYWOOD actor James McAvoy has bagged a monster new movie role – playing Frankenstein. The Scottish star beat competition from actors including Boardwalk Empire favourite Jack Huston and Black Mirror star Toby Kebbell to win the coveted title part. McAvoy, 34, from Glasgow, is currently negotiating the final deal details to appear...