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I know that many people — my ...

Don't call me Frankie: Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster

Question: I know that many people — my own sister included — refer to Dr. Frankenstein's monster by the name of his creator. Is this laziness on their part, or is there some basis in any of the Frankenstein movies for calling the creature "Frankenstein"? I read your column every week and know that if anybody would know, it would be you.<P>


Answer: Thank you, Jay, for your vote of confidence and for mentioning my bete noir (all right, one of my betes noirs — I'm easily peeved). While I'm sure that somewhere there's a movie in which some character screams, "Hey look, there's Frankenstein," as the monster comes round the corner in full flail, all the canonical movies, from the very first adaptation by the Edison company — Frankenstein (1910) — to the Universal and Hammer multifilm series, distinguish clearl read more

Has there ever been a gay ...

Question: Has there ever been a gay horror movie?Answer: Sure. Off the top of my head there's the gay-themed slasher movie Hellbent (2005) and its lesbian counterpart, Make a Wish (2003). Veteran exploitation filmmaker David DeCoteau has made a whole line of homoerotic horror pictures, including Voodoo Academy, The Brotherhood series and Wolves of Wall Street. The same-sex eroticism is toned down in the film version of Interview with the Vampire (1994), but it's still pretty clear. Lesbian-themed vampire movies are a dime a dozen, from Dracula's Daughter(1936) to Blood and Roses (1960) and read more

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Premise: Part 1 of two. Glossy, affectionate version of the Mary Shelley story told in flashback by Victor Frankenstein (Alec Newman) following his rescue from the Arctic ice by a grizzled ship captain (Donald Sutherland). Frankenstein recalls his youth and what sparked his desire to create life from death. William Hurt.



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