Day 11 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Mary Shelley

Who does not love a good classic horror story? Especially when it was written? To me, this is truly the best horror classic . . . Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. My favorite movie rendition of the movie? The 1994 version. You know, the one with Robert DeNiro.

I admit, I cried at the end. Both the movie and the book itself. Why wouldn’t you cry? A monster that was created from an evil man’s idea, who literally had no choice. Wanted to have a companion, and friends, and everyone considered him a monster and did not want to be around him. I would cry too if no one wanted to be my friend, and thought of me as a monster.

I believe Mary Shelley was ahead of her time, and I cannot imagine what she may have gone through after the story was published. She probably never event thought that it would become a classic, and it would be forgotten. Not me. Loved the story, loved the way it was written, and fell in love with the monster.

What is your favorite movie rendition?

Media Madness Monday – Frankenstein

We all know the famous story by Mary Shelley. That story is Frankenstein. There are many adaptations of this story in movies, but I believe my all time favorite is with Robert DeNiro. I feel that this story must be put on a pedestal, right up there with Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the horror genre.

In my perception, the monster is not the monster, but Dr. Frankenstein himself. You must be asking why. Think of it this way, Dr. Frankenstein is playing God when putting different body parts together from cadavers to create another person. He does not allow this creation to go out in public, and at the same time will not be nice to him. Therefore, the monster leaves the lab, and the Doctor behind and tries to meet others and make friends.

It does not go well as the monster does not know exactly on how to socialize, and the public is afraid of him. The way he looks, the way he talks, the way he walks and acts.

I honestly love this story. It is so emotional, this book will make you cry, make you angry, it will make you sympathize for the monster. Robert DeNiro could not have played it better. He was a genius playing the monster. He made it believable, he made me sympathize with the monster (even more than the book). He made the monster alive. The movie was done exactly how it was described in the book. I recommend both the book, and to watch the movie.