Movie Review: Frankenstein’s Monster (2013)

There are a lot of short Steampunk films out there, but the folks over at First Step Cinematics tried their hand at a full-length Steampunk adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale.

June 16th, 1816 – Horror Stories from Byron

On the night of June 16th, 1816, Lord Byron read Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati: Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori. The reading inspired his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and […]

Steampunk Movie: Van Helsing (2004)

The film starts with an homage to classic black and white movies as an angry mob attacks castle Frankenstein in 1887. The twist is that the good doctor’s financial backer is none other than Count Dracula. Meanwhile in Paris, our title character enters the movie with an epic confrontation between him and a truly monstrous Mr. Hyde […]

Dr. Pembroke’s Clinic: Electrifying Medicine Pt. 1 – Stingrays and Storms

  Onxyfeld, Late Winter 1872 Many of you are familiar with the lamentably popular 1818 piece of pulp named Frankenstein. Unknown to most, what it actually chronicles is how at the turn of the 18th century, one of my creations went missing and for reasons best known to itself, wandered off into the Arctic tundra (not the smartest […]

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