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, Oct 18, 2011
by Ned Wazowski

The faces and bodies of Frankenstein's monster

Frankenstein (1931) - poster excerpt

38 faces & 42 interpretations, adaptations of Frankenstein's looks

Charles Ogle was the first face of Frankenstein for the first adaptation of Frankenstein (1910), which believe it or not it was produced by Edison Studios. Yes! Thomas Edison the inventor. 

Here are the ones that followed:

Boris Karloff - as Monster -  Frankenstein (1931) , Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Lon Chaney, Jr. - as Monster - Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Glenn Strange - as Monster - House of Frankenstein (1944)Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Christopher Lee - as Monster - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Michael Gwynn - as Monster - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

Kiwi Kingston - as Monster - The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Susan Denberg - as Christina - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) 

David Prowse (Darth Vader) - The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

Gary Conway - as Monster - I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

Mike Lane - as Monster - Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Koji Furuhata - as Monster - Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Robert Reilly - as Monster - Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)

Cal Bolder - as Igor (Monster) - Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Per Oscarsson - as Monster - Terror of Frankenstein (1977)

Paul Whiteman - as the Creature - Lady Frankenstein (1971)

John Bloom - as Frankenstein's Monster - Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Fernando Bilbao - as Monstruo - The Rites of Frankenstein (1972)

Gerardo Zepeda - as Monster - Santo VS Frankenstein's Daughter (1972)

Xiro Papas - as Mosaico -  Frankenstein '80 (1972)

Who plays the monster at the end of the film? - Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1973)

Bo Svenson - as Monster - Wide World Mystery (TV series 1973) Frankenstein: Part 1 &  Part 2

Michael Sarrazin - as Creature - Frankenstein - The True Story (TV 1973) 

Joe De Sue as Eddie Turner - Blackenstein (1973)

Peter Boyle - as Monster - Young Frankenstein (1974)

Srdjan Zelenovic - as male Monster - Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) AKA Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

Dalila Di Lazzaro - as female Monster - Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) AKA Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

We know there's a monster but who played it?  - Frankenstein Island (1981) 

David Warner - as Creature - Frankenstein (TV 1984)

Jennifer Beals - as Eva - The Bride (1985)

Tom Noonan - as Frankenstein - The Monster Squad (1987)

Nick Brimble - as Monster -  Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

Patty Mullen - as Elizabeth Shelley - Frankenhooker (1990)

Randy Quaid - as Monster - Frankenstein (TV 1992)

Robert De Niro - as Creature - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

Is there a monster? - Lust for Frankenstein (Video 1998)

Luke Goss - as Creature - Frankenstein (TV mini-series 2004)

 

Have we left any monsters off this Frankenstein list?  Which of these is the scariest creation?

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