A gripping re-telling of Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece. Set a few years into the future, Dr Victoria Frankenstein works on an advanced stem cell research project.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Frankenstein (TV Movie 2004)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann
Frankenstein (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Another adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about a scientist who brings life to a creature fashioned from corpses and various body parts.

Stars: William Hurt, Ian McNeice, Roger La Page
Frankenstein (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Dr. Victor Frankenstein creates his creature, who escapes into the countryside to find that humanity has only pain and sorrow for him. But a psychic link between created and creator draws ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Randy Quaid, John Mills
Frankenstein (TV Movie 1984)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.

Director: James Ormerod
Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Carrie Fisher
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An erotic mystery about power and sex, the entanglement of victim and perpetrator, and a man's struggle to regain his lost self.

Director: Ana Kokkinos
Stars: Tom Long, Greta Scacchi, Colin Friels
Frankenstein (2015)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A married couple of scientists create a modern-day monster.

Director: Bernard Rose
Stars: Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs, Dave Pressler
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dr. Victoria Frankenstein
...
...
...
Dr. Ed Gore
Matthew Rault-Smith ...
William Clerval
...
Joe
...
Professor Jane Pretorius
...
Dr. Dhillon
...
...
Little Girl
...
DCI Connolly
...
DCS Goode
Bruce Johnson ...
Intelligence agent
...
ITU Nurse
Edit

Storyline

A gripping re-telling of Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece. Set a few years into the future, Dr Victoria Frankenstein works on an advanced stem cell research project.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 October 2007 (UK)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Solid and effective version that was better than I expected despite a couple of flaws
22 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dr Victoria Frankenstein is the head of science project UX which is using stem-cell research to engineer a human heart. The project has reached this point without approval and understandably the heads of the funding to be nervous. Victoria presses on regardless, changing the project to start the development of an entire organ chain. Nobody mentions the extreme conflict of interest that exists in Victoria's young son currently dying and indeed of an entire new organ chain. When her son dies, Victoria agrees to let the project be terminated but by then the funders want it to continue on the QT. A freak lightening strike and rampant cell growth sees the experiment explode anyway, with tissue everywhere. However it soon transpires that not all organic matter has been accounted for and "something" has made it out of the system.

This film sat on my harddrive for almost six month before I got round to watching it. It wasn't that I was busy for all this time but more than the idea of an ITV drama being any good was foreign to me and I decided to watch other things instead. When I finally watched it I must admit it was almost because I felt I "had" to and did not expect much. On the contrary though the film is an effective version of the famous story that is strong in several areas. The direction avoids the usual "TV" feel that many of these one-off ITV dramas seem to have and instead is very atmospheric and dark.

It is not as smart as I would have liked and some aspects of the material seems very rushed due to the time constraints, while others are all a bit too convenient in the name of keeping things moving and limiting development time required. However these are forgivable and the film does move along well, with plenty of dramatic moments and, surprisingly dark content. A brutal child murder caught me off-guard, as did some other moments, making it feel more than an attempt to make me watch adverts (which lets be honest, some ITV one-off dramas are all about). Although they are rushed the characters are quite good, particularly the monster. What it looks like is clear but, while the film controls direct vision of it, it isn't a big deal and there is no big reveal. This helps the viewer feel like it is the story not the effects that the makers are interested in.

The cast are pretty good. McCrory leads the cast well with a solid and pained performance. I would have liked to see her given a harder character and more time to work with but regardless she still does a good job. Purefoy is not as good and he feels quite unnecessary and I think you can see this in his performance. Support is solid enough and has a few recognisable faces in there in the form of Benedict Wong and Fraser James. Bleach's Monster is well played as it has enough to be afraid of but also enough to make you believe that it is just frightened.

Overall then a quite effective version of the famous story. It has its faults in the speed it does things and the odd "convenient" narrative device but mostly it is atmospheric, dark and interesting.


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this a two parter mrbishi
More James Purefoy RedChocolat
When and how will i see it?? Therobinsons-2
Where? lmlaz
missing cast gothic_angel_666
Bad Dr. Who? dramaticgal
Discuss Frankenstein (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?