Monday, October 5, 2015

1996 Frankenstein and Me

Earl Williams (Jamieson Boulanger) is a daydreamer who fantasizes about the classic Universal monster films. Although he is an excellent student, his intolerant and nasty school teacher Mrs. Perdue (Louise Fletcher) does not like him and punishes him for any minor fault. His supportive father Les Williams (Burt Reynolds) is also a daydreamer, who has never been successful in life. Shortly after Halloween, Earl and his friends Kenny (Ryan Gosling in his first feature film role) and Karen (Rebecca Henderson) visit a traveling carnival which is said to have the "real Frankenstein monster." The monster is lost as the carnies leaves town, Earl decides to hide it and try to bring it back to life on a dark stormy night.

A touching family fantasy film with an age-old message: follow your dreams. Lots of great homages to classic Universal monster movies in this film as well with appearances by Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man, Brides of Dracula and Night of the Living Dead. Never released to DVD and hard to find or too expensive to buy on VHS.

Youtube Playlist of 7 videos that adds up to the 91 minute movie:

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