Related Films & Videos
Following is information on a general list of films/videocassettes that might be used with the "Frankenstein" exhibit. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an ALA-reviewed or recommended list. Please preview films for quality and appropriateness for your audience.
- Each library wishing to show films or videos related to "Frankenstein" to the public must arrange for public performance rights (PPR) and payment of fees for those rights.
- Please share information about films and videos with other libraries on the tour through the electronic discussion site for the Frankenstein project.
- It's important to point out to audiences how most of the films depart from Mary Shelley's book. Comparisons with the book might make an interesting discussion.
Film Web sites
- An excellent web site containing a comprehensive discussion of Frankenstein-related films is: http://members.aon.at/frankenstein/frankenstein-start.htm
- Picture stills from the Edison Films 1910 Frankenstein film can be found at: www.lrsmarketing.com/adventures/Frankenstein/stillsfrank.htm
The following films can be rented from Swank Motion Pictures ( www.swank.com, 1-800-876-5577); Swank rental fees include public performance rights.
- Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
- The Bride of Frankenstein (Boris Karloff as the monster)
- The Evil of Frankenstein
- Frankenstein (the classic 1931 James Whale film with Boris Karloff)
- Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
- Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (Bela Lugosi as the monster)
- The Ghost of Frankenstein (Lon Chaney as the monster)
- The House of Frankenstein (Boris Karloff as the monster)
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh, Director)
- Son of Frankenstein (Boris Karloff as the monster)
- Trial of Frankenstein (with Lon Chaney)
Other films include:
- The Curse of Frankenstein
- Gods and Monsters
- Haunted Summer
- Young Frankenstein