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Indb 40 40 25/11/13 12:07:36 FRANKE NS TE IN WHAT HUMP? The Monster could emerge in movies that had nothing ostensibly to do with Frankenstein stories. Karloff himself put on the make-up again for a TV episode of Route 66, to cite one example. At times movies offered up evidence that the Monster had secured his place in our collective unconscious, nowhere more hauntingly than in The Night of the Hunter (1955), the only film directed by Charles Laughton. At times, Robert Mitchum’s homicidal preacher is shot and lit as though to conjure up memories of Frankenstein; as critic Richard T.
Like religious trinkets sold at holy sites, Frankenstein’s monster could be seen in playing cards, soaps, candy dispensers, plastic Halloween candy buckets. The crowning achievement of this movement was Aurora Models’ wildly successful line of monster model kits, the author’s obsession with which is described in Chapter One. indb 41 41 25/11/13 12:07:36 C ULTOGRAPHIE S 1970s, occasionally being revived thereafter. That a kid buying a monster kit in 1971 was embracing a 40-year-old icon did not seem to matter, since the movie itself was still available on TV and the monster image ubiquitous.
Indb 52 52 25/11/13 12:07:38 FRANKE NS TE IN the screenplay around the time James Whale took over the project. Some Frankenstein commentators suggest that the abnormal brain negates the entire science experiment at the heart of the story – Frankenstein was doomed from the beginning, and the Monster’s late rampaging can be chalked up to a criminal mind. David Skal suggests that the gimmick subverts the meaning of Shelley’s original, because now ‘it is not Henry’s divine presumption that sets in motion the catastrophe, but a deception and cover-up by a handicapped employee’.