The Frankenstein Theory trailer

March 3, 2013

What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry?  When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation.  His theory: Mary Shelley’s ghastly story, “Frankenstein,” is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy.  In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood.  What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction… a nightmare from which there is no waking.

While this seems like an interesting premise there are two problems I have with it.  First, the trailer and synopsis remind me of the 2010 movie Troll Hunter, which was a fun little movie I watched on Netflix one night.  Second, it looks like they’ve turned Frankenstein’s Monster from an intelligent, misunderstood and sympathetic character into a dumb, blood thirsty brute.  I’ll check it out to see what they do with it, but right now I’m labeling it as a spin-off of Troll Hunter.  I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next couple years we also get foreign, found footage movies about Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster as well.


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