FRANKENSTEIN (2015) Reviews and overview



‘Man is the true monster.’

Frankenstein is a 2015 American horror feature film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel written and directed by Bernard Rose (Paperhouse; Candyman).

The film stars Xavier Samuel (Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix trilogy), Danny Huston (American Horror Story: Coven, Big Eyes) and Tony Todd (Candyman).

Special effects were provided by Randy Westgate (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).


Present day Los Angeles: After he is artificially created with a revolutionary 3D printer by Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein, a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is left for dead by his creators. He is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity…



“The film’s low-budget aesthetic, traipsing along highways from a clinical institution to scuzzy skid row, is deliberately desaturated. Rose was one of the first filmmakers to embrace the opportunities afforded by Digital Video, and there’s a vast chasm between his achievements in the medium and the simply ugly look of too many shoot-it-fast-and-cheap horrors.” The Kim Newman Website

” …there’s something about this version that manages to tap into the tragedy of the story and bring it to the surface without sacrificing any of the horror that the central idea relies on, making this one of the most rewarding movies in the whole Frankenstein oeuvre.” Chris Ward, Flickering Myth


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Frankenstein is an exceptional, personal piece of work that shows we need more Bernard Rose. Modern without shoving it down your throat, and emotionally devastating, this is easily the best adaptation of Mary Shelley’s story I’ve seen. It takes the essence of the work, to create a truly haunting, existential parable about what it means to be human.” Elliott Maguire, UK Horror Scene

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