We have selected five streaming films featuring the creature born from the pen of Mary Shelley.
Today we want to deal with the cinematic story of the monster of Frankenstein, one of the most complex and famous creatures in the history of cinema horror. Born from the literary mind of Mary Shelley, the novel tells universal themes such as the human will to get where it is still barred, to the point of losing the sense of proportion in the attempt to succeed. There have been many adaptations of Frankenstein or in any case feature films that have seen the mythical being composed of human parts and brought back to life by the Baron as the protagonist. We have always chosen five film in streaming who tell the story in their own way. Enjoy the reading.
Five streaming films dedicated to the myth of Frankenstein
- Frankenstein Junior
- Frankenstein di Mary Shelley
- I, Frankenstein
- Victor: the secret story of Dr. Frankenstein
The original masterpiece directed by James Whale wrote a fundamental page for horror and delivered the creature to the history of cinema. Boris Karloff will always remain the original Frankenstein, entered indelibly into the collective imagination. Frankenstein over the years it has obtained the consecration it deserves by transcending the too narrow notion of B-Movie to elevate itself to a cult film. The transposition from the novel is quite free, like (almost) all subsequent ones. Masterpiece of Universal, which has based much of its success on this and the other monsters. And with good reason … Available on Google Play, Apple Itunes.
Frankenstein Junior (1974)
How many of you would object if we wrote that Frankenstein Junior is the best parody in the history of cinema? Probably few. Above all, the first half of the film is so full of ideas, comic ideas, hilarious situations that it becomes (almost) impossible to find a better scene than the others. Just the sequence to the station where Gene Wilder meets Marty Feldman alone is worth as much as all contemporary comedy cinema. And what an amazing cast the film by Mel Brooks! Why were none of the actors nominated for an Oscar?!?! Indisputable and indissoluble masterpiece. Everyone who participated will be remembered forever. Gene first … Available on Infinity, NOW TV.
Frankenstein di Mary Shelley (1994)
In every adaptation Kenneth Branagh he always tries to stay close to the source text, however, interpreting it in his own way. Let’s say that he doesn’t always manage to contain his cinematic impetus, and this Frankenstein di Mary Shelley it is a perfect example. Sumptuous, overwhelming, full of thrilling scenes and others of dubious taste, the film gives a Robert De Niro the possibility of playing a painful creature torn apart by its own nature. In its own way a cult-movie, which perhaps if revised could reserve pleasant surprises … Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes.
I, Frankenstein (2014)
In this action-horror, Shelley’s creature becomes a superhero who two hundred years after its creation must fight against the forces of evil that using the methods with which it was created have brought to life an army of monsters. Directed by the screenwriter of Collateral Stuart Beattie I, Frankenstein stands out for the wiry and charismatic proof of Aaron Eckhart. If the saga of Underworld this is the film for you: the producers are the same. just to understand the tone of the operation … Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, TIMVision, Amazon Prime Video.
Victor: The Secret Story of Doctor Frankenstein (2015)
Fun variation on the theme of Baron Frankenstein’s obsession played by the couple James McAvoy/Daniel Radcliffe, who seem to have had a blast in their respective roles. Directed by Victor: The secret story of Dr. Frankenstein we find that Paul McGuigan that years ago the cult movie gave us Slevin – Criminal Pact, and at times it shows. A film with a good pace for a genre evening, with some twitches and at least a couple of good script ideas. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Infinity, Apple Itunes, TIMVision.
We close the roundup of films dedicated to the Frankenstein myth by advising you to look again Frankenstein’s wife from 1935, still by Whale with an immense one Elsa Lanchester. The biopic dedicated to Mary Shelley interpreted by Elle Fanning. And then of course the Hammer horror films made in the ’70s. To be recovered absolutely, let them arrive in streaming!