Frankenstein on Film and Radio

To this day, “Frankenstein” may be, above all else, a cultural byword for Boris Karloff’s iconic portrayal of the Creature in the 1931 Universal Pictures feature, but depictions in recorded media go back at least two decades further and encompass radio as well as film. Frankenstein’s bicentenary, then, also marks more than a continuous century of writers, directors, and audiences finding themselves by turns attracted to and repelled by Shelley’s subject.

Frankenstein (Edison Studios silent film, 1910)

“Annotating Frankenstein and Reviving a Classic” (Susan Wolfson on NPR, 2012)