Frankenstein in Pop Culture
by Valeria Gil and Haasi Pidaparthi
How Frankenstein's physical appearance changed
How Hollywood portrays him: Green-skinned, flat-headed, groaning, lumbering giant with bolts in his neck. In fact, Frankenstein's monster had none of those features.
How he was originally described: ''His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful!-Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shriveled complexion and straight black lips''.
The best known film version of Frankenstein is the version where Boris Karloff stars in. The film is relatively inaccurate to the book, turning the monster into an inarticulate goon
Examples of Frankenstein-related books for children include ''Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich'' by Adam Rex and ''Frank N' Goat: A Tale of Freakish Friendship'' by Jessica Watts. ''The Frankenstein Series'' by Dean Koontz is an adult book emphasizing the theme of reanimating/ creating something that should not be revived.
Teenage Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
Monster Mash - Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
Some Kind of Monster - Metallica
Science Fiction Double Feature - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Jesus Frankenstein - Rob Zombie
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
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