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Mary Shelly’s FRANKENSTEIN: A Celebration 200 Years In The Making!



It’s often credited as the first “monster” book. The granddaddy of all monsters.  A novel that dared to ask the questions of not only the moral implications of “playing God” but also what is the purpose of life?  What basic human needs are most important?  What lengths will we go to defend and or avenge them?  And what actual right do we have to any of it?

For over 200 hundred years it has spawned hundreds of film, television, stage and comic book adaptations. Inspired countless concepts that are now so associated with horror lore they are one with the genre. And influenced hundreds of creators, artists and storytellers to peak behind the dark side of science as well as the consequences of human curiosity.  We are of course talking about Mary Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus.

Join us as we dive into the history and legacy of the greatest monster of them all and celebrate the 200th birthday of Victor Frankenstein, The Creature and Shelley’s triumphant horror novel and discover why, after 200 years, it is still alive!…here on this special episode of 2GuysTalkingHorror.

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— Mary Shelly’s Novel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-Mary-Shelley/dp/0486282112

— Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Monsters_of_Filmland https://www.famousmonsters.com/

— Forrest J Ackerman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_J_Ackerman

— The Titan Prometheus https://www.ancient.eu/Prometheus/

— Percy Shelly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Bysshe_Shelley

— Lord Byron https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron

— Paradise Lost https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Lost

— Frankenstein 1910 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ-OrfJHHro

— Frankenstein 1931 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)

— Boris Karloff https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000472/bio

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— Hammer Films https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_Film_Productions http://www.hammerfilms.com/

— Curse of Frankenstein https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050280/

— Peter Cushing https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001088/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Tales of Tomorrow https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043238/

— The Adams Family https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Addams_Family

— The Munsters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Munsters

— Mockingbird Lane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingbird_Lane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Cn1tQaUkM

— Frankenstein play opens in St. Louis http://www.repstl.org/archive/detail/frankenstein

— Frankenstein Unbound https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099612/

— The Bride https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088851/?ref_=nv_sr_4

— Alice Cooper http://www.alicecooper.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Cooper

— Feed My Frankenstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO2cHJmDkBg

— DC Comics Frankenstein’s Monster http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Frankenstein_(New_Earth)

— Marvel Comics Frankenstein’s monster http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Frankenstein%27s_Monster_(Earth-616)

— Classics Illustrated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classics_Illustrated https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-Classics-Illustrated-26/dp/B000XK8HPM

— Dell Comics movie classics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_Comics https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=190961

— Return of the Wolf Man https://www.amazon.com/Return-Wolf-Man-Jeff-Rovin/dp/0425165760

— Dark Universe https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/universal-monsters/255097/complete-upcoming-dark-universe-monsters-movie-schedule

— The Shape of Water https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580390/

— Steve Niles https://www.steveniles.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Niles

— Criminal Macabre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Macabre:_A_Cal_McDonald_Mystery

— The Eyes Of Frankenstein https://www.amazon.com/Criminal-Macabre-Frankenstein-Steve-Niles/dp/1616553030

— Jack Pierce https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pierce_(make-up_artist)

— Glenn Strange https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Strange

— Christopher Lee https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000489/bio

— Flesh and Blood https://www.amazon.com/Flesh-Blood-Hammer-Heritage-Horror/dp/B0002W4TV2

— Terence Fisher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Fisher

— Tales of Frankenstein https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247751/

— Bernie Wrightson http://berniewrightson.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Bernie-Wrightsons-Frankenstein-Wollstonecraft-Shelley/dp/1595822003

— Tom Noonan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006888/?ref_=tt_cl_t5

— 2GuysTalkingHorror’s Perspective Review of The Monster Squad https://www.2gtdatacore.com/the-monster-squad-1987-perspective-review/

— Penny Dreadful https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2628232/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Aurora Monster model kits https://www.classic-monsters.com/aurora-monster-models/

Vocabulary:
— Monster Kid = A term coined by young horror fans in the 50’s and 60’s, someone who lovers monster/horror/sci-fi movies at a young age and still does in adulthood.

— Alchemy = A power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What are YOUR memories of reading Frankenstein for the first time?  Tell us now!

— What is YOUR favorite adaptation of Mary Shelly’s novel? Share with us here!

— Who’s YOUR favorite film/TV Frankenstein Monster? We Want To Know!

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Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The 2GuysTalkingHorror PodcastNicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.

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