Frankenstein’s creature, often wrongly called Frankenstein, would infect our consciousness and take its place alongside the pointy-hatted witch and Dracula as one of the stock emblems of Halloween.
But that bolt-necked, square headed (and often, weirdly, green) is not Mary’s monster at all. It is a monster created by james Whale in his 1932 movie, Frankenstein, and it is an image that all subsequent film-makers have found difficult to dispense with.
And I think Karloff does have a beautiful face. But that might just be me.
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