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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published in 1818.

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Themes[]

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Adaptations []

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Theater[]

(This list of theatrical productions is heavily based on Steven Earl Forry, "Dramatizations of Frankenstein, 1821-1986: A Comprehensive List," English Language Notes, 25:2 (December 1987), 63-79. Available online.) http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/Articles/forry2.html

  • Frankenstein; ou, Le Promethée moderne (1821, Paris, no record of performances), Translator: Jules Saladin
  • Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1823, England: English Opera House), Dramatist: Richard Brinsley Peake
  • Frankenstein; or, The Demon of Switzerland (1823, England: Royal Coburg Theatre), Dramatist: Henry M. Milner
  • Humgumption; or, Dr. Frankenstein and the Hobgoblin of Hoxton (1823, England: New Surrey Theatre), Dramatist: Not known
  • Presumption and the Blue Demon (1823, England: Davis's Royal Amphitheatre), Dramatist: Not known
  • Another Piece of Presumption (1823, England: Adelphi Theatre), Dramatist: Richard Brinsley Peake
  • Frank-in-Steam; or, The Modern Promise to Pay (1824, England: Olympic Theatre), Dramatist: Not known
  • Le Monstre et le magicien (1826, Paris: Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin). Dramatists: Jean-Toussaint Merle and Antoine Nicolas Beraud [pseud. Beraud Antony] 
  • The Man and the Monster; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1826, England: Royal Coburg Theatre), Dramatist: Henry M. Milner
  • Les Filets de Vulcain; ou, La Venus de Neuilly (1826, Paris: Theatre des Varietes), Dramatists: Nicolas Brazier, Guillaume Dumersan and Gabriel-Jules-Joseph de Lurien
  • Le Petit monstre et l'escamoteur (1826, Paris: Theatre de la Gaite), Dramatists: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Antoine-Jean-Baptiste Simonnin
  • La Peche de Vulcain; ou, l'ile des fleuves (1826, Paris: Theatre du Vaudeville), Dramatists: Claude-Louis-Marie de Rochefort-Lucay [pseud. Edmond Rochefort], Esperance-Hippolyte Lassagne, and Mathurin-Joseph Brisset
  • Le Presomteueux (1826, Paris: Theatre de M. Comte), Dramatist: Not known
  • Les Filets de Vulcain; ou, le lendemain d'un success (1826, Paris: Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin), Dramatist: P. Carmouche
  • Le Monstre et le physicien (1826, Paris: Theatre de M. Comte), Dramatist: Not known
  • The Monster and Magician; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1826, England: New Royal West London Theatre), Dramatist: John Kerr
  • Frankenstein; or, The Model Man (1849, England: Adelphi Theatre), Dramatist: William and Robert Brough
  • Le Monstre et le magicien (1861, Paris: Theatre de l'Ambigu Comique), Dramatist: Ferdinand Dugue
  • Frankenstein; or, The Vampire's Victim (1887, England: Gaiety Theatre), Dramatist: Richard Henry [pseud. Richard Butler and Henry Chance Newton]
  • The Last Laugh (1915, New York: Thirty-Ninth Street Theatre), Dramatists: Paul Dickey and Charles Goddard
  • Frankenstein: An Adventure in the Macabre (1927, Preston, England: Empire Theatre), Dramatist: Peggy Webling
  • Frankenstein: An Adventure in the Macabre (1930, New York: Little Theatre, 1930), Dramatist: Peggy Webling
  • Frankenstein (1931, No record of performances), Dramatist: John Balderston [A complete revision of Webling's Adventure in the Macabre.]
  • Frankenstein: A New Version of an Old "Thriller" (1933, Glasgow, Scotland), Dramatist: Gladys Hastings-Walton
  • Goon With The Wind (1940, Manion, Indiana: Fairmont Public School), Dramatist: Not known
  • Frankenstein (1950, Brighton: Brighton Playhouse), Dramatist: Kenneth Monk
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1958, Ohio: Wright College Theatre), Dramatist: John Edwards
  • Frankenstein: The Gift of Fire (1959, Scarborough: Library Theatre), Dramatist: David Campton [London: J. Garnet Miller, 1973 as Frankenstein: A Gothic Thriller in Two Acts; also printed in 1973 by Miller in Three Gothic Plays: Frankenstein, Usher, Carmilla]
  • Frankenstein and His Bride (1955-1959, Los Angeles: Strip City), Dramatist: Not known
  • The Living Theatre, Frankenstein (1965, Venice: Teatro La Perla). [New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970; City Lights Journal, no. 3, 1966]
  • My Fair Zombie (1965, Los Angeles: The Count Dracula Society), Dramatist: Carroll Borland.
  • Get the Picture (1963-69, Chicago: LeShow), Dramatist: Not known.
  • Frankenstein (1966, BBC 2 production), Dramatist: Hugh Whitemore
  • Frankenstein! (1966, Library of Congress TS, Du 67116), Dramatist: Joseph Singer
  • Frankenstein (1967, San Francisco: San Francisco Mime Troupe), Dramatist: Not known
  • The Battle of the Monsters (1968, San Mateo, CA: St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School), Dramatist: Paul Guay
  • Frankenstein (A Play for Children) (1968, Library of Congress TS, Du 72884), Dramatist: Edward Field
  • Frankenstein's Wife (One of four plays in the program entitled Four "No" Plays) (1969, New York: Care La Mama), Dramatist: Tom Eyen
  • Frankenstein (Musical) (1969, Place not known), Dramatist: Michael Sarne
  • Frankenstein (1970, Library of Congress TS, Du 78537), Dramatists: Peter Fernandez, Claire G. Miller and Selma R. Brody
  • I'm Sorry the Bridge is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night (1970, Hollywood: Coronet Theatre), Dramatists: Sheldon Allman and Bob Pickett
  • Frankenstein (1972, Scottsdale, Arizona: Stagebrush Theatre), Dramatist: Tim Kelly
  • Frankenstein's Monster (1972, Dallas: Dallas Theatre), Dramatist: Sally Netzel
  • Frankenstein's Godfather (1972, American copyright DU 85584), Dramatist: Gilbert Garcia
  • H. R. Puffnstuff (1972), Dramatist: Not known
  • The Rocky Horror Show (1973, England: Royal Court Theatre Upstairs [previews]; King's Road Theatre [premiere]), Dramatist: Richard O'Brien
  • Frankenstein (1973, ITV production for series "Once Upon a Lifetime), Dramatist: John Stevenson
  • The World Festival of Magic & Occult (1973, New York: Madison Square Garden), Dramatist: Not known
  • Frankenstein's Nephew on his Father's Side (1973, American copyright), Dramatist: Stewart M. Aldowitz
  • Frankenstein (1973, New York: Society for Ethical Culture), Dramatist: Off-Center Theatre Group
  • Frankenstein Aus Dem Leben Der Angestellten (Frankenstein: From the Life of Employees) (1982, Zurich: Theatre am Neumarkt), Dramatist: Wolfgang Deichsel
  • Frankenstein is a Soul Brother (1974, American copyright C 29917), Dramatist: Lemuel E. Harris
  • Frankenstein Meets Dracula (1974, American copyright DU 89520), Dramatist: Del Tenney
  • Frankenstein (1974, American copyright DU 90867), Dramatists: Samuel A. Rulon (book) and John L. Chamness (music)
  • Frankenstein: The Man Who Became God (1974, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), Dramatists: Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning [Toronto: Clark, Irwin, 1976]
  • Thursday Meets the Wolfman (1974, Denver: Pioneer Drama), Dramatist: Willard Simms
  • Frankenstein (1974, Los Angeles: Scorpio Rising Theatre), Dramatists: Megan Terry (book and lyrics) and Dan Newmark (music)
  • Dr. Crankenheim's Mixed-Up Monster (1974, England: Oxford Playhouse), Dramatist: Tony Connor
  • Frankenstein Slept Here (1974, Denver: Pioneer Drama), Dramatist: Tim Kelly
  • The Crime of Dr. Frankenstein: A Pop Myth and Monster Show (1975, Vancouver), Dramatist: Theodore Roszak
  • Frankenstein (1975, Brooklyn: St. John-St. Matthew Emanuel Lutheran Church), Dramatist: Buddy Stern
  • The Monster Frankenstein! (1975, New York: Scholastic Book Services), Dramatist: Alan Ormsby
  • Frankenstein (1975, New York: Henry Street Settlement), Dramatist: Not known
  • Frankenstein (1976, American copyright DU 97679), Dramatist: Stephen C. Wathen
  • Frankenstein (1976, New York: Off Center Theatre), Dramatist: Not known
  • Bride of Frankenstein (1976, Denver: Pioneer Drama), Dramatist: Tim Kelly
  • Frankenstein (1977, Santa Clara, CA: Sarratoga Civic Theatre), Dramatist: Stephen Wathen
  • Frankenstein (1977, San Francisco: American Conservatory Theatre), Dramatist: Dallas Murphy
  • Frankenstein Follies (1977, Elgin, IL: Performance Publishing), Dramatist: Peter Walker and Katherine Jean Leslie
  • Frankenstein's Rib (1979, New York: 18th Street Playhouse), Dramatist: Georgina Tolson
  • A Taste of Rocky Horror (1978, San Diego, CA: San Diego Comic Convention), Dramatist: Not known
  • End of the Line for Frankenstein (1979, Claremont, CA: Mudd Theatre), Dramatist: Paul Guay
  • Love of Frankenstein (1979, New York: Actors' Playhouse), Dramatist: Steven Otfinoski
  • Frankenstein (1975-1979, Hammersmith, London), Dramatist: James Gillhouley
  • Frankenstein (1975-1979, New York: Academy Arts Theatre) Dramatist: Not known
  • The Frankenstein Affair (1979, New York: Courtyard Playhouse), Dramatist: Ken Eulo
  • Frankenstein; or, The Doctor Made Me Do It (1980, St. Louis: Golden Showboat Nostalgia Theatre), Dramatist: E. Burns Elliston, Jr.
  • The Frankensteins Are Back in Town (1980, Schulenburg, TX: I. E. Clark), Dramatist: Tim Kelly
  • Frankenstein: The Monster Play (1980, Schulenburg, TX: I. E. Clark), Dramatist: Christopher O'Neal
  • Frankenstein (1979, St. Louis: Loretto-Hilton Repertory Theatre; 1981, New York: Palace Theatre), Dramatist: Victor Gialanella
  • Frankenstein (1981, Seattle: Skid Road Theatre), Dramatist: R. N. Sandberg
  • A Dream of Frankenstein (1981, Los Angeles: Fifth Street Studio Theatre), Dramatist: Dan Duling
  • Frankenstein (1981, New York: National Arts Theatre), Dramatist: Fred Fondren 
  • Frankenstein Crankenstein; or, Body Building for Beginners (1981, Hereford, England: Nell Gwynne), Dramatists: Roger David Lewis (book and lyrics) and Lloyd Lockwood (music)
  • Frankenstein (Opera) (1981, Brookville, NY: C. W. Post, Long Island University), Dramatists: Greg Sandow and Thomas Disch
  • Frankenstein (1981, Chicago: The Theatre Building), Dramatist: Marjorie Bicknell
  • Frankenstein (1981, Echo Theatre), Dramatist: Echo Theatre Ensemble
  • Frankenstein in Love; or, The Life of Death (A Grand Guignol Romance) (1982, London: Cockpit Theatre), Dramatist: Clive Barker
  • Frankenstein/The Broadway Version (a revised and shortened version of Gialanella's Frankenstein) (1984, New York: Jim Diaz Gallery), Dramatist: Jim Diaz
  • Sparks (1984, Akron, Ohio: Coach House Theatre), Dramatist: Libby Jacobs
  • Frankenstein (adapted from a treatment by Bob Hall and David Richmond) (1985, New York: City Stage Company), Dramatist: Laurence Maslow
  • Frankenstein's Wife (1985, New York: Court Theatre), Dramatist: Phillis Craig
  • Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus (1986, New Hope, PA: Tweed Ensemble, Soleburg School Theatre), Dramatists: L. K. Aubrey, Mark Oates, Stephen Pell
  • Frankenstein's Folly (1986, New York: Prometheus Theatre), Dramatist: Fred Fondren
  • Have I Got a Girl for You: The Frankenstein Musical (1986, New York: Inroads Theatre, Spring 1986 [previews]; Second Avenue Theatre [premiere]), Dramatist: Penny Rockwell and Joel Greenhouse (book), and Dick Gallagher (music) http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/Articles/forry2.html)
  • Day of Wrath, musical (1990, Clinton, NJ) Dramatists: E. Sirota & S. Sudol (lyrics) and Eric Sirota (music) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_in_popular_culture#Stage)
  • Joined At The Heart, musical (2007, Cambridge, England: The Junction 2; Edinburgh, Scotland: The Edinburgh Fringe), Dramatists: Frances Anne Bartam (book), Graham Brown and Geoff Meads (music and lyrics), Frances Brownlie (director) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_in_popular_culture#Stage)
  • Young Frankenstein: musical theater adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_in_popular_culture#Stage)
  • Frankenstein - A New Musical, pop-opera (2007, New York: 37 Arts Theatre; 2009, England: The Stables Theatre Hastings), Dramatists: Mark Baron (music), Jefferey Jackson and Gary P Cohen (book) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_in_popular_culture#Stage)
  • Frankenstein (2011, London: Royal National Theatre), Dramatist: Nick Dear; Director: Danny Boyle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_in_popular_culture#Stage) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000965/)

Film[]

  • Frankenstein (1910, USA-Edison Studios), Screenplay: J. Searle Dawley; Director: J. Searle Dawley
  • Frankenstein (1931, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Gerrett Ford and Francis Edward Faragoh; Director James Whale
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1957, USA/UK-Warner Bros. & Hammer Productions), Screenplay: Jimmy Sangster; Director: Terence Fisher
  • The Horror of Frankenstein (1970, UK-Hammer Film Productions), Screenplay: Jeremy Burnham and Jimmy Sangster; Director: Jimmy Sangster
  • Frankenstein '80 (1972, Italy-M.D.G. Film), Screenplay: Ferdinando De Leone and Mario Mancini; Director: Mario Mancini
  • Terror of Frankenstein (1977, Sweden/Ireland-Aspect & National Film Society of Ireland), Screenplay: Calvin Floyd and Yvonne Floyd: Director: Calvin Floyd
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994, USA-Tristar Pictures), Screenplay: Steph Lady and Frank Darabont; Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Frankenstein's Monster (2013, USA-First Step Cinematics), Screenplay: Judith B. Sheilds; Director: Syd Lance
  • Victor Frankenstein (2015, Davis Entertainment & Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Max Landis; Director: Paul McGuigan

Television[]

  • Tales of Tomorrow, "Frankenstein" (1951, USA: Season 1, Episode 16), Series Creators: Theodore Sturgeon and Mort Abrahamson; Writer: Henry Myers; Director: Don Medford
  • Frankenstein: The True Story (1974, USA-Universal Studios & NBC), Screenplay: Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy; Director: Jack Smight
  • Frankenstein (1984, UK/USA-Showtime Networks), Screenplay: Victor Gialanella; Director: James Ormerod
  • Mystery and Imagination, "Frankenstein" (1986, UK: Season 4, Episode 2), Writer: Robert Muller, Director: Voytek
  • Frankenstein (1992, UK-Turner Network Television), Screenplay: Davick Wickles; Director: by David Wickles
  • Frankenstein (2004, USA-Hallmark Entertainment), Screenplay: Mark Kruger; Director: Kevin Connor

Comics and Graphic Novels[]

  • DOC Frankenstein #1 (2004, USA), Writer: Andy Wachowskis; Illustrator: Steve Skroce
  • DOC Frankenstein #2 (2005, USA), Writer: Andy Wachowskis; Illustrator: Steve Skroce
  • DOC Frankenstein #3 (2005, USA), Writer: Andy Wachowskis; Illustrator: Steve Skroce
  • DOC Frankenstein #4 (2005, USA), Writer: Andy Wachowskis; Illustrator: Steve Skroce
  • Puffin Graphics: Frankenstein (2005, USA), Writer: Gary Reed Illustrator: Frazer Irving
  • DOC Frankenstein #5 (2006, USA), Writer: Andy Wachowskis; Illustrator: Steve Skroce
  • DOC Frankenstein #6 (2007, USA), Writer: Andy Wachowskis; Illustrator: Steve Skroce
  • Frankenstein (2007, USA), Writer: Michael Burgan; Illustrator: Dennis Calero
  • Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein (2008, USA), Writer and Illustrator: Bernie Wrightson
  • Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel (2009, USA), Writer: Jason Cobley; Illustrator: Declan Shalvey
  • Classics Illustrated Deluxe #3: Frankenstein (2009, USA), Writer and Illustrator: Marion Mousse
  • Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel (2010, USA), Writer: Lloyd S. Wagner; Illustrator: Naresh Kumar
  • Color Your Own Graphic Novel FRANKENSTEIN (2010, USA), Writer and Illustrator: John Green
  • Frankenstein The Graphic Novel (2011, USA), Writer: Jason Cobley; Illustrator: Declan Shalvey
  • Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Prodigal Son Graphic Novel Vol. 1 (2011, USA), Writer Dean Koontz; Illustrator: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel (2012, USA), Writer: Martin Powell Illustrator: Patrick Olliffe
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: A Dark Graphic Novel (2012, USA), Writer: Sergio Sierra; Illustrator: Meritxell Ribas
  • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (Series, 2011-2013)
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol. 1: War of the Monsters, Part 1 (2011, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 2: War of Monsters, Part 2 (2011, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 3: Waor of Monsters, Part 3 (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 4: War of Monsters, Conclusion (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vs. O.M.A.C. (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.Vol 6: The Siege of S.H.A.D.E. City, Part One (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.Vol 7: The Siege of S.H.A.D.E. City, Part Two (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 8: The Spawn of Frankenstein (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 9: Animal Tracks (2012, USA), Writer: Jeff Lemire; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 10: Son of Satan's Ring, Pt. 1 (2012, USA), Writer: Matt Kindt; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 11: Son of Stan's Ring, Pt. 2 (2012, USA),Writer: Matt Kindt; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 12: Son of Satan's Ring, Pt. 3 (2012, USA), Writer: Matt Kindt; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol. 0: Meeting His Maker (2012, USA), Writer: Matt Kindt; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 13: Rotworld, Secrets of the Dead: Victor's Spoils (2012, USA), Writer: Matt Kindt; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
    • Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol 14: Rotworld, Secrets of the Dead: Who's That trip-Traping Over My Bridge? (2013, USA), Writer: Matt Kindt; Illustrator: Alberto Ponticelli
  • Gris Grimly's Frankenstein (2013, USA), Writer and Illustrator: Gris Grimly
  • FRANKENSTEIN (2014, USA), Writer and Illustrator: John Green

Novelizations and Other Textual Adaptations[]

  • The Cross of Frankenstein (1975, USA) Author: Robert J. Meyers
  • The Frankenstein Papers (1986, USA) Author: Fred Saberhagen
  • Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord (1994, USA) Author: Olaf Stapledon
  • Frankenstein According to Spike Milligan (1997, USA) Author: Spike Milligan--series of parody novels
  • Day of the Dead (1985, USA) Author: George Romero
  • Frankenstein Unbound (N/A, USA) Author: Brian Aldiss
  • Frankenstein Unbound (1990, USA) Author: Roger Corman (adaptation of the previous)
  • Forests of the Night (1993, USA) Author: S. Andrew Swann (Steven Swiniarski)
  • Lives of the Monster Dogs (1997, USA) Author: Kirsten Bakis
  • The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein (2008, USA) Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Frankenstein, based on the Novel by Mary Shelley (2011, USA) Author: Nick Dear
  • It (1986, USA) Author: Stephen King--(loose adaptation)

Web Series[]

  • Frankenstein, MD (2014, USA-Pemberley Digital),Writer: Danielle Evenson; Director: Brett Register

Games and Digital[]

Sequels and Parodies[]

Film[]

  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: William Hurlbut; Director: James Whale
  • Son of Frankenstein (1939, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Wyllis Cooper; Director: Rowland V. Lee
  • Ghost of Frankenstein (1942, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Scott Darling; Director: Erle C. Kenton
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Curt Siodmak; Director: Roy William Neill
  • House of Frankenstein (1944, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Curt Siodmak; Director: Erle C. Kenton
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Robert Lees and Frederic Rinaldo; Director: Charles Barton
  • Frankenstein 1970 (1958, USA-Aubrey Scheneck Productions), Screenplay: Richard H. Landua; Director: Howard W. Koch
  • Frankenstein's Daughter (1958, USA-Layton Film Productions), Screenplay: H.E. Berrie; Director: Richard E. Cunha
  • The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958, UK-Hammer Film Productions), Screenplay: Jimmy Sangster; Director: Terence Fisher
  • The Evil of Frankenstein (1964, UK-Hammer Film Productions), Screenplay: Anthony Hinds; Director: Freddie Francis
  • Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965, Japan-Toho Studios), Screenplay: Reuben Bercovitch and Takeshi Kimura; Director: Ishirô Honda
  • Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966, USA-Circle Productions), Screenplay: Carl K. Hittleman; Director: William Beaudine
  • Frankenstein Created Woman (1967, UK-Hammer Film Productions), Screenplay: Anthony Hinds; Director: Terence Fisher
  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969, UK-Hammer Film Productions), Screenplay: Bert Batt; Director: Terence Fisher
  • Lady Frankenstein (1971, Italy-Condor International Productions), Screenplay: Edward Di Lorenzo; Director: Mel Welles
  • Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971, USA-Independent International Pictures), Screenplay: William Pugsley and Samuel M. Sherman; Director: Al Adamson
  • Drácula contra Frankenstein (Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein) (1972, France-Fénix Films), Screenplay: Jesús Franco; Director: Jesús Franco
  • La maldición de Frankenstein (The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein) (1972, France-C. Fénix Films), Screenplay: Jesús Franco; Director: Jesús Franco
  • Andy Warhol's Flesh for Frankenstein (1973, Italy/France), Screenplay: Paul Morrissey; Directors: Paul Morrissey and Antonio Margheriti
  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974, UK-Hammer Film Productions), Screenplay: Anthony Hinds; Director: Terence Fisher
  • Young Frankenstein (1974, USA-Gruskoff/Venture Films), Screenplay: Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder; Director: Mel Brooks
  • Frankenstein all'italiana (Frankenstein - Italian Style) (1975, Italy-Euro International Film), Screenplay: Massimo Franciosa and Luisa Montagnana; Director: Armando Crispino
  • Frankenstein Island (1981, USA-Cerito Films), Screenplay: Jerry Warren; Director: Jerry Warren
  • Frankenstein 90 (1984, France-A.J. Films), Screenplay: Paul Gégauff and Alain Jessua; Director: Alain Jessua
  • Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie (1984, USA/Mexico/UK-Tillie Productions), Screenplay: Myron J. Gold; Director:Myron J. Gold
  • Frankenstein General Hospital (1988, USA-New Star Entertainment), Screenplay: Robert Deel and Michael Kelly; Director: Deborah Roberts
  • Frankenstein and Me (1996, Canada-Desert Music Pictures), Screenplay: Richard Goudreau, David Sherman, and Robert Tinnell; Director: Robert Tinnell
  • Billy Frankenstein (1998, USA-Royal Oaks Entertainment), Screenplay: Kimberly A. Ray; Director: Fred Olen Ray
  • Frankenstein Reborn! (1998, USA-Castel Film Romania), Screenplay: Benjamin Carr; Director: Julian Breen
  • Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein (1999, USA-R&R Productions), Screenplay: Brian O'Hara; Director: Brian O'Hara
  • Frankenstein's Army (2013, United States/Czech Republic/Netherlands-Dark Sky Films), Screenplay: Miguel Tejada-Flores; Director: Richard Raaphorst
  • The Frankenstein Theory (2013, USA-Image Entertainment), Screenplay: Vlady Pildysh and Andrew Weiner; Director: Andrew Weiner
  • I, Frankenstein (2014, USA-Lakeshore Entertainment), Screenplay:Stuart Beattie; Director: Stuart Beattie

Television[]

  • Mister Magoo, "Mr. Magoo Meets Frankenstein" (1960, USA: Season 1, Episode 61), Creators: Millard Kaufman and John Hubley; Writers: Al Bertino, Ron Carver, and Dick Kinney; Director: Gil Turner
  • The Monkees, "I Was a Teenage Monster" (1967, USA: Season 1, Episode 18), Series Creators: Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider; Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso, and Dave Evans; Director: Sidney Miller
  • The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971, Canada: CHCH-TV), Series Creators: Ted Barris and Ross Perigoe
  • Drak Pack (1980, USA-Hanna-Barbera Productions), Writers: Doug Booth, Larz Bourne, Glenn Leopold, and Cliff Roberts; Director: Chris Cuddington,
  • Fantasy Island, "The Lady and the Monster" (1981, USA: Season 5, Episode 4), Series Creator: Gene Levitt; Writer: Chester Krumholz and Thomas Rowe; Director: Don Chaffey
  • Count Duckula, "One Stormy Night" (1988, UK-Season 1, Episode 3), Series Creator: Cosgrove Hall; Writer: Peter Richard Reeves; Director: Chris Randall
  • Garfield and His Friends, "Frankenstein Feline" (1991, USA: Season 4, Episode 5) Series Creator: Jim Davis; Writer: Mark Evanier; Directors: Vincent Davis and Berny Wolf
  • The Simpsons, "Treehouse of Horror II: If I Only Had a Brain” (1993, USA: Season 3, Episode 7), Series Creator: Matt Groening; Writers: Sam Simon and John Swartzwelder, Director: Jim Reardon
  • Animaniacs, "Phranken-Runt" (1993, USA: Season 1, Episode 29), Series Creator: Tom Ruegger; Writer: John P. McCann; Directors: Micheal Gerard and Byron Vaughns
  • Big Bad Beetleborgs, "The Doctor Is In" (1996, USA: Season 1, Episode 21), Series Creator: Haim Saban; Writers: Joel M. Barkow and Louis J. Zivot; Director: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Big Bad Beetleborgs, "Bride of Frankenbeans" (1997, USA: Season 1, Episode 42), Series Creator: Haim Saban; Writer: David Fletcher; Director: Gabe Torres
  • The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror XIV: Frinkenstein” (2003, USA: Season 15, Episode 1), Series Creator Matt Groening; Writer: John Swartzwelder; Director: Steven Dean Moore
  • Frankenstein (2004, USA: USA Network), Screenplay: John Shiban; Director: Marcus Nispel
  • Transylvania Television (2007-12, Transylvania Television Workshop), Series Creators: Michael Heagle and Gordon Smuder
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole (2010-12, USA: Fragical Productions and ShadowMachine Films), Series Creator: Dino Stamatopoulos
  • Spooksville, "Oh Monster, My Monster" (2013, USA: Season 1, Episode 19), Series Creator: Christopher Pike; Writer: Jim Krieg; Director: Neill Fearnley

Appropriations []

List of examples that use the story, but significantly change characters, setting, etc.

Film[]

  • I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957, USA-Santa Rosa Productions), Screenplay: Herman Cohen and Aben Kandel; Director: Herbert L. Strock
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975,USA/UK-20th Century Fox), Screenplay: Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien; Director: Jim Sharman
  • Blade Runner (1982, USA- The Ladd Company & Warner Bros.), Screenplay: Hampton Fancher and David Peoples; Director: Ridley Scott
  • Weird Science (1985, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: John Hughes; Director: John Hughes
  • Frankenstein Unbound (1990, USA-The Mount Company & 20th Century FOX), Screenplay: Roger Corman and F.X. Feeney; Director: Roger Corman
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990, USA-20th Century Fox), Screenplay: Caroline Thompson; Director: Tim Burton
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, USA-Touchstone Pictures), Screenplay: Caroline Thompson and Michael McDowell; Director: Henry Selick
  • Van Helsing (2004, USA-Universal Pictures), Screenplay: Stephen Sommers; Director: Stephen Sommers
  • Frankenstein Reborn (2005, USA-The Asylum), Screenplay: Leigh Scott; Director: Leigh Scott
  • Frankenstein's Bloody Nightmare (2006, USA-JRH Films), Screenplay: John R. Hand; Director: John R. Hand
  • Frankenstein Unlimited (2009, Canada-Black Flag Pictures),
  • Splice (2009, Canada/France-Dark Castle Entertainment) Screenplay: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant, and Doug Taylor; Director: Vincenzo Natali
  • The Prometheus Project (2010, USA-NWR Productions and Ominous Productions), Screenplay: Sean Tretta; Director: Sean Tretta
  • Frankenstein: Day of the Beast (2011, USA-Alpha Studio), Screenplay: Ricardo Islas; Director: Ricardo Islas
  • Frankenweenie (2012, USA-Walt Disney Studios), Screenplay: John August; Director: Tim Burton

Television[]

  • The Munsters (1964-66, USA-CBS Television Network), Series Creators: Allan Burns and Chris Hayward
  • The Outer Limits, "I, Robot" (1964, USA: Season 2, Episode 9), Series Creator: Leslie Stevens; Writer: Robert C. Dennis; Director: Leon Benson
  • The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, "Mr. Magoo's Dr. Frankenstein" (1965, USA: Season 1, Episode 20), Creators: Millard Kaufman and John Hubley; Writer: Sloan Nibley; Director: Abe Levitow
  • Dark Shadows (1968-71, USA-Dan Curtis Productions), Series Creator: Dan Curtis
  • The Groovie Ghoulies (1970-72, USA-Filmation & The Sabrina Co.), Director: Hal Sutherland
  • Doctor Who, "The Brain of Morbius" (1976, UK: Season 13, Episode 17), Series Creator: Sydney Newman; Writer: Terrence Dicks; Director: Christopher Barry
  • Supernatural, "The Night of the Marionettes" (1977, UK: Season 1, Episode 7), Series Creator: Robert Muller; Writer: Robert Muller; Director: Alan Cooke
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Thine Own Self" (1994, USA: Season 7, Episode 16), Series Creator: Gene Roddenberry; Writer: Ronald D. Moore, Winrich Kolbe
  • The New Outer Limits, "I, Robot" (1995, USA/Canada: Season 1, Episode 18), Writers: Otto Binder and Alison Lea Bingeman; Director: Adam Nimoy
  • Wishbone, "Frankenbone" (1995, USA: Season 1, Episode 17), Series Creator: Rick Duffield; Writer: Susan B. Chick; Director:
  • Highlander, "The Modern Prometheus" (1997, Canada/France: Season 5, Episode 19), Series Creator: Davis-Panzer Productions; Writer: James Thorpe; Director: Adrian Paul
  • The X-Files, "The Post-Modern Prometheus" (1997, USA: Season 5, Episode 5), Series Creator: Chris Carter; Writer: Chris Carter; Director: Chris Carter
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Some Assembly Required" (1997, USA: Season 2, Episode 2), Series Creator: Joss Whedon; Writer: David Tyron King; Director: Bruce Seth Green
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (2000, USA-Season 4), Series Creator: Joss Whedon
  • Argento Soma (2000-02, Japan-TV Tokyo) Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
  • Frankenstein (2007, UK-Independent Television Network), Screenplay: Jed Mercurio; Director: Jed Mercurio
  • Frankenstein’s Cat (2007, UK-BBC), Series Creator: Curtis Jobling
  • Supernatural, "Time is on My Side" (2008, USA: Season 3, Episode 15), Series Creator: Eric Kripke; Writer: Sera Gamble; Director: Charles Beeson
  • Caprica (2010, USA-Universal Cable Productions), Series Creators: Remi Aubuchon and Ronald D. Moore
  • Fringe, "Marionette" (2010, USA: Season 3, Episode 9), Series Creators: J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci; Writers: Monica Owusu-Breen, and Alison Schapker; Director: Joe Chappelle
  • Frankenstein’s Wedding… Live in Leeds (2011, UK-BBC), Writer: Chloe Moss; Director: Colin Teague
  • Once Upon a Time, "The Doctor" (2012, USA: Season 2, Episdoe 5), Series Creators: Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Writers: Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz; Director: Paul Edwards
  • My Babysitter's a Vampire, "Jockenstein" (2012, Canada: Season 2, Episode 10), Series Creators: Jennifer Pertsch, Tom McGillis, and Tim Burns; Writer: Miles Smith; Director: Laurie Lynd
  • Penny Dreadful (2014, USA/UK-Showtime) Series Creator: John Logan

Cameos and Other Appearances in Popular Culture[]

Film[]

  • The Monster Squad (1987, USA-Home Box Office(HBO)), Screenplay: Shane Black and Fred Dekker; Director: Fred Dekker
  • Gods and Monsters (1998, USA/UK-Showtime, Regent Entertainment, and BBC Films), Screenplay: Bill Condon; Director: Bill Condon

Television []

  • Doctor Who, "Journey Into Terror" (1965, UK: Season 2, Episode 33), Series Creator: Sydney Newman; Writer: Terry Nation; Director: Richard Martin
  • Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles (1966-68, USA-Hanna-Barbera Productions), Series Creators: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" (1969, USA: Season 1, Episode 11), Series Creators: Joe Ruby and Ken Spears; Writers: Ken Spears, Joe Ruby, and Bill Lutz; Directors: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • Night Gallery, "Junior" (1971, USA: Season 2, Episode 4), Series Creator: Rod Serling; Writer: Gene R. Kearney; Director: Theodore J. Flicker
  • Sesame Street, "Front and Back Frankenstein," (1974, USA: Season 6, Episde 302), Series Creators: Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett
  • Saturday Night Live, "Bride of Frankenstein" (1976, USA: Season 1, Episode 19), Series Creator: Lorne Michaels
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, "Bride of Dracula!" or "The Transylvanian Connection" (1983, USA: Season 3, Episode 2), Series Creators: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko; Writer: Jack Mendelsohn; Director: Don Jurwich
  • Saturday Night Live, "Seasons Greetings From Tonto, Frankenstein, and Tarzan," (1987, USA: Season 13, Episode 8), Series Creator Lorne Michaels
  • The Super Mario Bros Super Show! "The Mario Monster Mash" (1989, USA: Season 1, Episode 6), Writers: J. Larry Carrol and David Carren; Director: Dan Riba
  • Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, "The Halloween Scene” (2000, USA: Season 5, Episode 6), Series Creator: Nell Scovell; Writer: Jon Vandergriff; Director: Melissa Joan Heart
  • Arthur, "Fernkenstein's Monster" (2003, USA: Season 8, Episode 4), Series Creator: Marc Brown; Writer: Stephanie Simpson; Director: Greg Bailey
  • Saturday Night Live, "Firelight" (2011, USA: Season 35, Episode 5), Series Creator: Lorne Michaels

Graphic Novels[]

  • Monster-Size Hulk #1 (2008 USA), Writer Steve Niles; Illustrator: David Williams
  • Zinc Ally vs Frankenstein (2010, USA), Writer: Donald Lemke; Illustrator: Douglas Holgate
  • The New 52: Futures End #3 (2014, USA), Writer: Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Dan Jurgens
  • The New 52: Futures End #4 (2014, USA), Writer Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Aaron Lopresti
  • The New 52: Futures End #6 (2014, USA), Writer Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Patrick Zircher
  • The New 52: Futures End #7 (2014, USA), Writer: Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Aaron Lopresti
  • The New 52: Futures End #8 (2014, USA), Writer: Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Scot Eaton
  • The New 52: Futures End #9 (2014, USA), Writer Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Patrick Zircher
  • The New 52: Futures End #10 (2014, USA), Writer: Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Aaron Lopresti
  • The New 52: Futures End #11 (2014, USA), Writer: Brian Azzarello; Illustrato: Georges Jeanty
  • The New 52: Futures End #12 (2014, USA), Writer: Brian Azzarello; Illustrator: Jesus Merino

Commercials[]

Music[]

  • The Edgar Winter Group, "Frankenstein” (1972, Epic Records), Writer: Edgar Winter
  • Aerosmith, "Walk This Way" (1975, Aerosmith), inspired by a scene from the parody Young Frankenstein
  • Alice Cooper, "Teenage Frankenstein" (1986, MCA Records), Writers: Alice Cooper, Kane Roberts
  • Alice Cooper, "Feed my Frankenstein" (1991, Epic Records), Writers: Alice Cooper, Zodiac Mindwarp, Ian Richardson, and Nick Coler
  • Ice Cube, "Dr. Frankenstein" (1998, Ice Cube)
  • One Ring Zero, "Frankenstein Monster Song" (2006, Urban Geek Records), Lyrics: Margaret Atwood
  • Stitched Up Heart, "Frankenstein” (2014, Stitched Up Heart)

Games and Digital[]

Resources[]

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