In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, we can’t forget about all the creepy characters who make this day/night so special!
One of those characters being the ONE and ONLY- Frankenstein!
Today is officially called “Frankenstein Day”. It’s so because the original author of the novel celebrated her birthday on this day. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was only 21 years-old when she wrote the book and today celebrates all things Frankenstein!
I found the FIRST EVER motion picture adaptation of the book. It was made in 1910 by Thomas Edison. It’s a 12-minute silent film and it’s creepy as hell.
Apparently the film was banned for being “anti-religious” and wasn’t discovered again til the 1950’s by a collector.
Here it is:
That was the longest 12 minutes of your life wasn’t it!?
Haha! I know, I thought it was pretty neat to watch for the first 4 minutes and then it just got weird and confusing. But really, that’s what Halloween is all about!
Enjoy it this year and celebrate all things spooky!