Thoroughly researched remake of the first screen version of Mary Shelley's story. Blending visual nightmare & Gothic romance, it tells this much trampled tale more as Jekyll and Hyde ghost ... See full summary »

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Mary Ann Curto ...
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Thoroughly researched remake of the first screen version of Mary Shelley's story. Blending visual nightmare & Gothic romance, it tells this much trampled tale more as Jekyll and Hyde ghost story. A look at one man's struggle with the inadequacies of solitary creation. Written by David Gittes <us@mooncycle.com>

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The Recurring Nightmare


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Very Interesting and passionate!
9 May 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film is a must see for fans of "Frankenstein" and any fans of silent cinema. It is not presented in a nostalgic way. This film is not only an accurate representation of the most famous "lost" film, but is faithful to silent film acting styles. I found it unusually compelling. It is as if silent film as a genre never died, but continued as a style of film-making into the nineteen-nineties--presented via this movie. It is unusual for a horror movie to not depend on sound for its scares. Instead of the jumping out from behind the door "scares," this movie depends on a rising creepiness--fed by the incredibly beautiful and authentic musical soundtrack. It deals with themes of asexual creation--the emptiness of birth without love-mate--creations of the solitary. It uses the language of nightmares in a similar way as Dreyer's "Vampyr." This film is completely unique and one wonders from what sort of mind this adaptation came from. An amazing vision done obviously on low budget, but with very high production value. Highly recommended!


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