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Brief Synopsis: "Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again."

Overall Ranking: 1362 (Rank from 1931: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Thomas Pollock90
David Baruffi88
Bryan Lienesch65 - It has that silliness that comes along with many older movies, but if you're looking for a horror flick chock-full of classic Halloween spirit, it's hard to beat this one.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 4
Jay of Life Vs Film50(full review)

People Involved

  • Colin Clive (Dr. Henry Frankenstein)
  • Mae Clarke (Elizabeth)
  • John Boles (Victor Moritz)
  • Boris Karloff (The Monster)
  • Edward Van Sloan (Dr. Waldman)
  • Frederick Kerr (Baron Frankenstein)
  • Dwight Frye (Fritz)
  • Lionel Belmore (Herr Vogel)
  • Michael Mark (Ludwig)
  • James Whale (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Son of Frankenstein
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • House of Frankenstein
  • House of Dracula
  • Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein