The Frankenstein Theory (2013)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Jonathan Venkenhein
Clarence Malusky
Karl McCallion
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Henderson ...
Roger W. Morrissey ...
The Creature (as Roger Morissey)
Vicky Stephens
Angry Man (credit only)


From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. 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. Written by Image Entertainment

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A Frankenstein-teória  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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1.78 : 1
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Karl refers to his right arm, yet it's clear it's his left arm he's referring to during his demonstration to the rest of the crew on how to use a snowmobile. See more »


References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »


Requiem in D Minor
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Christopher Todd Landor
Published by Landor Music Publishing (BMI)
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Fell just a little short of being something good, thanks to Foley artists
2 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen worse much worse. Nearly everything bad about this movie was redeemable except for the sound effects.

The plot is somewhat original. There are many movies/stories built on the premise of some fiction actually being sourced from some fantastical actuality in history.

I thought the acting was quite good considering the quality and budget of the film. A few recognizable faces. The acting and premise actually were the saving graces of this film.

The pace was very slow, but that is to be expected from this type of film.

The special effects were non-existent which was great. I've seen too many straight to netflix movies that try to make something happen graphically that is simply not in the budget.

Now for me the Foley artists really killed the film experience for me. As soon as I hear a monster scream/roar regurgitated from some of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons and commercials the entire effect of horror is ruined. Especially when its a mockumentary. Why not just make up some sounds instead of using stock Foley sounds that everyone recognizes??

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