A Vampire Muses on Movies in Three Minutes or Less – Frankenstein (1931)

A Vampire Muses on Movies in Three Minutes or Less – Frankenstein

The morning started out when I went out to my car and it looked like something the size of a pterodactyl pooped on my car.

We all have those days where everything seems to go wrong or just stupid. That is doubly true when it comes to children. We’ve all had those calls from the school or wondered if our kids even have brains half the time. But all kidding aside (not really, we’re going to continue kidding)…

If you think you had a bad day just think about Dr. Frankenstein the day his monster/creation/kid got loose. All that hard work and … well you know the story.

Boy meets girl, boy decides to create life (he can do that with the girl in an easy and fun way but he’d rather make something out of reanimated DEAD flesh), Boy hires an assistant who can’t do anything right, assistant gets the wrong brain, Boy builds a giant man, giant creature man comes to life, assistant is an ass and scares the giant creature man with fire, giant creature man goes nuts and everyone in the village chases the monster man to an old windmill, burn it down and well…THAT my friends is on crappy day.

You know, Dr. Frank if you’d just married the girl and had a little monster the old fashioned way… But that doesn’t make a good movie.

So the point of this entry is to tell you that I had a wonderful time last night seeing the 1931 movie Frankenstein with the wonderful Boris Karloff! TMC is showing old classics on the big screen again at local movie theaters – not the art theaters but at regular theaters that we go to with our kids (check your local listings).

By today’s standards it was almost quaint. The story was a little clunky. The acting melodramatic (in the best way). But hands down it is still a great movie!

Boris Karloff gives the monster such life and expression! You are almost cheering for him and not the poor village people.

The one scene that just hit my heart though and was THE horrifying scene was when the father of the dead child Maria carried her lifeless little body through the streets. I wondered “Why couldn’t Dr. Frankenstein bring little Maria back to life?”  Another story perhaps.

I hate to admit it (not really) that I kept thinking of Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein the entire time.  But luckily I didn’t think of the Warhol version until just now.

A lot of movie theaters are now playing some of the old classics and I urge you all to go check them out. The next show we’re seeing on the big screen is “To Kill A Mockingbird”. I can’t wait.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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