Frankenstein

Robert Horton

Wallflower Press

Frankenstein

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Pub Date: February 2014

ISBN: 9780231167437

128 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $15.00£12.95

Pub Date: February 2014

ISBN: 9780231850568

128 Pages

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Frankenstein

Robert Horton

Wallflower Press

James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monster's heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelley's source novel to today's Internet chat rooms.
Acknowledgements
1. Welcome to Nightmare Theatre: Meeting Frankenstein
2. Assembling a Monster
3. The Monster Mash: Sons of the House of Frankenstein
4. Beyond the Clouds and Stars: Surveying Frankenstein
5. The Monster's Place
Appendix: The Frankenstein Family Tree
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Robert Horton is the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (2001) and the zombie-western graphic novel Rotten (2010) and its spin-off The Lost Diary of John J. Flynn (2012). He is also a contributor to Film Comment and KUOW-FM, and curator of the Frye Art Museum's Magic Lantern program.