Widely considered one of the most iconic horror films ever made, Frankenstein tells the gruesome tale of Dr. Frankenstein, a mad scientist. Obsessed with creating life, he and his assistant assemble a human body from parts of deceased individuals. When it comes to life, Frankenstein's monster struggles to make sense of the world, and friends and neighbors are horrified by the experiment. This original 1931 version stars Boris Karloff as the monster, and is based on the novel of the same name. By Universal Pictures (1931, NR, 71 minutes).
J.M. Tyree, distinguished visiting professor to the VCU Cinema Department, will lead a brief discussion after the screening. This program is part of HCPL's programming for The Great American Read
. Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant offered by the American Library Association and PBS.