This latest adaptation of Mary Shelley’s immortal classic is set in present day Los Angeles and is told entirely from the perspective of the Monster, who’s called Adam. After he is artificially created with a revolutionary 3D printer by Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein, a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is left for dead by his creators. He is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.
Bernard Rose, the director of Paperhouse (Golden Raven Bifff 1990) and Candyman (Bifff 1993) returns to Brussels with a truly original version of the famous horror tale that is an existential roller coaster that is both emotional and terrifying. While older versions of Frankenstein have focused on reanimating the dead, this movie explores creating life from nothing, just as Mary Shelley originally imagined. Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein can count on a terrific cast, led by Xavier Samuel (Adore, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Fury) as Adam and with Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy) and Danny Huston (American Horror Story: Coven, Big Eyes) as Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as their assistant Eddie. Special effects are courtesy of Randy Westgate (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).