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Parent Written byBigelmer October 13, 2013

A Classic that Still Holds Up Today

This movie entertained by 12 yr olds from start to finish. The action starts immediately and, other than a one to two slow spots, keeps kids entertained throughout. Karloff's monster is perfect - a true classic movie creation. His walk, is blank facial expressions, oversized suit, and drooping eyes are perfect. The scene with the little girl might be a little disturbing for some kids. As this movie came out 4 years after sounds was brought to film, the audio can be a little grainy at times. But, this movie is well worth a watch. 'Bride of Frankenstein' is considered an equal to this movie. And, if you are ever going to see 'Young Frankenstein' with the kids, then this is an essential prerequisite.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 28, 2012


Families can talk about how horror movies have evolved since this movie was released in 1931. What makes a movie scary? Do contemporary horror films rely too much on gratuitous violence and gore? How does this movie still manage to be scary without resorting to over-the-top content? What does the Frankenstein's monster make you feel? Do you feel bad for him?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking