THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES is a DVD bonus feature on FRANKENSTEIN: THE LEGACY COLLECTION. To purchase, click link below.

THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES
How Hollywood
Made a Monster


"Now I know what it feels like to be God!"

This "blasphemous" line of dialogue, spoken by Colin Clive in the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN so offended religious sensibilities that it was removed for the film's 1938 re-release, and was presumed lost forever until David Skal's 1999 documentary THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES: HOW HOLLYWOOD MADE A MONSTER.

Hosted and narrated by Skal himself, THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES includes clips from all the Universal Frankenstein films of the 1930s and 1940s, interviews with Sara Karloff, makeup wizard Rick Baker, film historians Rudy Behlmer, Ivan Butler(who recalls his participation in the 1920s stage version) and Donald F. Glut.

In addition to the original FRANKENSTEIN, the "Legacy" DVD includes the full features of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

A second Skal documentary, SHE'S ALIVE! CREATING THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, hosted and narrated by director Joe Dante, is also included on the "Legacy" DVD,ith more interview footage with Sara Karloff, Rick Baker, and horror writer/​filmmaker Clive Barker, and historian/​preservationist Scott MacQueen.

Other special features include an interview with VAN HELSING director Stephen Sommers, authoritative, feature-length audio commentaries by Rudy Behlmer on the 1931 film, and by Scott MacQueen for BRIDE,as well as animated photo galleries and vintage trailers.



Selected Works

Books
The ultimate "collector's vault"!
There's much more to the Invisible Man than ever met the eye!
How horror entertainment reveals a "secret history" of 20th century culture.
A comprehensive, backstage chronicle at the undying career of the world's favorite vampire.
An in-depth history of one of America's most popular and perplexing holidays.
Co-edited with Nina Auerbach, the definitive academic edition.
The first full-length biography of the reclusive and mysterious director of "Freaks."
One of the largest vampire anthologies ever published, fully illustrated and annotated.
"The Bible of Blood," according to the Washington Post.
Completely illustrated and annotated, the stage play that put Count Dracula on the road to Hollywood.
The curious evolution of a major cultural icon -- the mad scientist.
Science fiction nvel about a California cult seeking total body replacement
Science fiction novel about genetically engineered, hermaphroditic "children."
Science fiction novel about the ultimate in vicarious living.
DVD Documentaries
A revealing featurette about a Universal legend.
Audio commentary for the ultimate cult film.
The ultimate horror icon comes to life.
Life story of the troubled actor best-known as the Wolf Man.
Biography of the man who was Dracula.
The life and career of Hollywood's favorite bogeyman.
A movie icon unwrapped.
The parallel lives of two immortal imagineers.
A nostalgic look at a studio's extraterrestrial adventures.
Revisiting Hollywood's classic horror comedies.
The undying tale of a beauty and a beast.
Behind the scenes with an Academy Award-winning film.
A head-first dive into watery terror.
There's more to this character than meets the eye.
The monster demands a mate, with decidedly mixed results.
The vampire's bumpy journey from Victorian sex nightmare to modern matinee idol.
Articles and Essays
Read David's foreword to this provocative collection!