Guillermo del toro's frankenstein

Guillermo del Toro‘s Frankenstein movie, which never got made, is just one of many great “what if” Hollywood scenarios involving the cinephile director. He had been talking about making the movie as far back as 2008, but sadly, it never gained enough traction to get it to the starting line.

It did, however, get far enough that del Toro’s frequent collaborator, actor Doug Jones, saw a bust of his own head as Frankenstein’s monster, and in a recent interview, he describes what his version of the classic horror character would have looked like. Read More »

mondo universal monsters puzzles

It’s going to be a graveyard smash over at Mondo, who are releasing four Universal Monsters puzzles this December. The puzzles, which feature Frankenstein, The Wolf ManDracula, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, are designed by beloved poster artist Francesco Francavilla, whose classic designs have been transformed into gorgeous 1,000-piece puzzles.

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Bride of Frankenstein Vinyl Soundtrack

This year marks the 85th anniversary of the horror sequel The Bride of Frankenstein, the follow-up to the certified 1931 horror classic Frankenstein. Regarded as one of the greatest sequels in film history, the score by Franz Waxman is also an iconic piece of cinematic composition, and now you can bring the original music from the movie home on vinyl for the first time ever thanks to a new release from Waxwork Records. And they’ve got a new Bride of Frankenstein Spinature to go along with it. Read More »

Waxwork Records Spinatures

There aren’t a lot of ways to decorate your record player. You could toss some stickers on the lid, pick up a cool slipmat. But that’s about it…until now.

Waxwork Records is introducing a new collectible line called Spinatures, highly detailed turntable-spinner mini-busts featuring iconic characters from pop culture, horror movies, and beyond. They’re starting with an entire line inspired by the classic Universal Monsters, and the first one out of the gate is Frankenstein. Get a look at the first Waxwork Records Spinatures below. Read More »

Space Force Bloopers

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch bloopers from the first season of Netflix’s comedy series Space Force starring Steve Carell, John Malkovich, and more. Plus, a video essay from Patrick (H) Willems takes a look back at what we might call the Dark Universe of monster movies from the 1990s, like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Wolf with Jack Nicholson. And finally, Patrick Stewart and Henry Cavill interview each other in a new edition of Variety’s Actors on Actors video series. Read More »

Frankenstein poster

Nearly one hundred years after they first hit theaters, the classic Universal Monster films remain timeless allegories about the complicated, conflicted nature of mankind. Now Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery are aiming to pay homage to films like Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and more with a new poster and print collection dedicated to the Universal Monsters, and it kicks off this week with Anthony Petrie‘s twisted take on Frankenstein. Check out the full piece below and find out how to get your hands on one.
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Frankenstein Stage Production

In 2011, the Royal National Theatre in London staged a production of Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. And this was no normal take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale. To change things up, Cumberbatch and Miller would alternate their roles, with each actor having an opportunity to play both Dr. Frankenstein and his creation. The productions were filmed, and have been previously broadcast in movie theaters, but now, the National Theatre’s YouTube page will stream both versions on two different dates.

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blumhouse frankenstein

Now that The Invisible Man is a huge hit for Blumhouse, more Universal monster reboots are all but guaranteed. Universal already has the Dracula spin-off Renfield in the works, as well as Elizabeth Banks’s Invisible Woman. What else could we see in the future? According to Blumhouse head Jason Blum, the answer is Frankenstein. Blum recently revealed he’d love to make a new Frankenstein movie – and this isn’t just wishful thinking. He’s actually reached out to filmmakers to try to develop a new adaptation.

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Renfield movie

Renfield, the lunatic who loves to eat bugs and pal around with Count Dracula, is getting his own movie. Having failed with their original Dark Universe plan, Universal is now taking risks on stranger projects. One is Leigh Whannell’s creepy-looking and very modern Invisible Man. The other is Paul Feig’s Dark Army. And now here comes Renfield, with Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher at the helm.

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frankenstein tv show

Criminals beware: Detective Frankenstein is on the case! CBS has ordered a Frankenstein TV series in which a cop is brought back from the dead by none other than Dr. Victor Frankenstein. So it’s basically like RoboCop, which asjs the question: why didn’t they call this FrankenCop? We may never know. Jason Tracey, a writer on Burn Notice and Elementary, is behind the show.

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