Review of Frankenstein’s Monster posted by Steampunk Library– a website dedicated to strengthen literacy through incorporating steampunk in school library collections.
Creator: Mary Shelley (novel) Written/Produced by Judith B. Shields, Directed by Syd Lance
Media Type: Feature Film, 84 minutes
Audience: Family Friendly (but use your best judgment with extra-small children)
Summary: This micro-budget, independent film adaptation from First Step Cinematics, Frankenstein’s Monster tells the story of The Monster, his creator, and the lives ruined in the name of mad science. Following the original frame narrative the film opens with Dr. Victor Frankenstein being saved at sea. He befriends the vessel’s captain and spins his tale of the creation of the murderous Adam, his science project made from the pieces of the dead and subtle steam-powered mechanics. Unlike the novel the story is told through third-person perspective across a single time-line and allows for insight and conversation with non-primary characters. These characters desperately try to help Victor maintain his sanity, but how can a man keep his wits with a monster on the loose and…
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