Frankenstein (1931)

98EPISODE # 36:  FRANKENSTEIN is nothing less than a horror masterpiece. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) digs up corpses and uses their body parts to construct a human being, using electricity to inject life into his “monster” creation. After spouting lines like, “Now I know what it feels like to be God,” he realizes that the brain he implanted into his creation…was the brain of a murderer! Even though he was originally credited as “?” for playing the monster, Boris Karloff became a horror icon after playing this role. James and Lara talk about his surprisingly touching performance and his most famous NON-horror role. We also get into the incredible work of makeup artist Jack Pierce to create the iconic monster look, and the spooky trip through Germany and Switzerland that FRANKENSTEIN author Mary Shelley took as a teen that inspired a competition that inspired a dream that inspired the novel.

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