Many film Frankenstein’s have been happy to do what the novel’s Frankenstein refused to do – create a mate for the monster. Besides Bride of Frankenstein we’ve been presented with female creatures in Frankenstein Created Woman, Frankenstein the True Story, The Bride, Frankenstein Unbound, Frankenhooker and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I’m sure I’ve missed a few.
The illustration above is inspired by Helena Bonham Carter’s creature in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. I’m rather fond of this version of the story. It’s bombastic and operatic and generally over the top. The biggest misfire is De Niro’s performance as the creature. He’s got no otherworldliness about him. He’s ugly but he’s not Wrong, an aberration. Ah well. One of my favorite reviews of the film can be found at And You Call Yourself a Scientist. Go and read!