Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

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

The following films can be rented from Swank Motion Pictures (, 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
  • Frankenweenie
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Gothic
  • Haunted Summer
  • Young Frankenstein