Frankenstein (1931) PG 8*

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James Whale’s classic version of Mary Shelley’s ghost story made a star of Boris Karloff as the tragic monster. Scientist Henry Frankenstein has become alienated from his friends and bride-to-be through his obsessive determination to create life. Frankenstein has created a monster out of body parts acquired by his dwarfish assistant, Fritz, and succeeds in giving it life during an electrical storm. However, due to a mistake by Fritz, the creature possesses the brain of a killer, and after the dwarf torments it to breaking point Frankenstein’s creation escapes and goes on the rampage, terrorising the local community.

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This is known as one of the most influential first horror films to come on the scene. It is a classic. Boris Karloff is brilliant, particularly as he never actually speaks. 

For some audiences, the black and white film and the slower pace of the film might be a struggle.