Frankenstein: The True Story Reviews
Though dated, the acting and plot choices add a very interesting spin on the old tale of mad scientist playing around with forces of nature - the "science vs. religion" argument, almost. However, for some reason John Polidori was thrown into the mix (the man who was best known as Lord Byron's physician and also the author of The Vampyre, a short story left unfinished by Byron) as the grand mastermind behind the science. Victor is painted more of an eager student turned victim rather than an egotistical madman, and the creature becomes a demonic Neanderthal.
However, it is 3+ hours long, so unless you absolutely adore Shelley's book, or love classic horror, I'll give you a break if you decide to pass.
If you are able to look past the chessy special effects and (mostly) bad make-up, what you get is a very cerebral (no pun intended) and complex look at a story that is usually told in a very superficial and shallow manner.
I was pleasantly surprised.
"The process is Re-" *dies while realizing the process was reversing itself*