Category Archives: Frankenstein

Bringing the Lifeform to Life: An Interview with Brian Schiavo

Filmmaker Brian Schiavo freely names Davids Lynch and Cronenberg, along with Guillermo del Toro, as major influences in his work — and in my book that’s pretty impressive name-dropping. By the time he adds Alan Moore’s run on the comic … Continue reading

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Frankenstein: the Re-birth Continues

Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz (Harper, 2010) ISBN 978-0-00-735384-2 Reviewed by Robert Hood Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series began life as a treatment for a TV series. When best-selling horror author Koontz withdrew, citing creative differences, he took the concept … Continue reading

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Lizard in the Badboy Mutant Tradition

Following in the wonderful B-flick tradition of scientists who muck around with genetics and create a misunderstood — and violent — animal-human chimera comes Lizard Boy (US-2009; dir. Paul Della Pelle). Synopsis: A small mountain town is terrorized by a … Continue reading

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New: Frankenstein Rising

There have been many versions of the Frankenstein story over the years, both re-visualisations of Mary Shelley’s original novel and conceptual “spin-offs” — films that act as sequels, and even some that don’t appear to be about Frankenstein at all, … Continue reading

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