Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Misfit Robot Daydream's Most Popular Horror Posts, #5: Frankenstein (1931)
Misfit Robot Daydream's Most Popular Horror Posts, #5:
As the 1931 Universal Monsters classic Frankenstein begins, we are introduced to Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he lurks in a graveyard with his hunchbacked lab assistant Fritz (Fritz is played by Dwight Frye, who portrayed the fly-eating vampire's assistant Renfield a year earlier in Universal's Dracula). The duo spy on a funeral, waiting for the mourners to leave so they can dig up the corpse. Fritz is perversely eager and has to be held back by Frankenstein to avoid detection. Fritz is possibly not the ideal man to be a scientist's assistant, but I suppose when your job duties include grave robbing, the list of eligible candidates for the position is not very large. Frankenstein is quite eager himself, however, just in a quieter, more intense way.