One of the most famous horror films of all time, James Whale's adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel is
notable for its mixture of gothic decay and haunting lyricism. The now-classic story of Dr. Henry Frankenstein,
the scientist who creates a terrifying yet strangely sympathetic monster, continues to fascinate each generation
anew. Frankenstein represents Boris Karloff's screen debut, in the role he would be
identified with for the rest of his life. James Whale's direction heightens the horrifying theme and builds
suspense to a chilling final confrontation.