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Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by James Whale

1931

USA

B/W

70 minutes

Showtimes

Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society President Josh Starnes, Comingsoon.net

Following the surprise success of Dracula, Universal produced Frankenstein—solidifying the studio’s commitment to the horror genre.  James Whale managed to crystallize the novel’s essential themes and emotions . . . that of a scientific genius playing God, and his unfortunate creation reaching out for beauty, tenderness, and ultimately revenge.