Decades after its release, this classic monster movie remains just as eerie today thanks to the chilling presence of Boris Karloff as the monster.

— Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media


Film • Oct 29

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Celebrate the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein! 

In this iconic horror film, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) create a monster (Boris Karloff) from collected body parts and succeed in bringing it to life.

Directed by James Whale.

This film is presented in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Want to learn more about Frankenstein? Check out the University’s celebratory events here.



1931. USA. 70 minutes. Not Rated.