Teenager Earl has a vivid imagination fueled by movies like Frankenstein and Night of the Living Dead (1968).Teenager Earl has a vivid imagination fueled by movies like Frankenstein and Night of the Living Dead (1968).Teenager Earl has a vivid imagination fueled by movies like Frankenstein and Night of the Living Dead (1968).
Earl Williams is a dreamer teenager obsessed with monsters, who fantasizes his life as if he were living in the world of the monsters of Universal Studios. Although being an excellent student, his intolerant and nasty school teacher Mrs. Perdue does not like him and punishes him for any minor fault. His supportive father Les Williams is also a dreamer, who has never been successful in life. When his father dies, his mother becomes lost with two boys, and tries to change the behavior of Earl. One day, the boy finds the "true Frankenstein" lost by a Carnival, and decides to bring the monster back to life. —Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A must-see for monster lovers with kids.
Fun and surprisingly touching account of a troubled by imaginative young boy who plots a fanciful feat straight out of James Whale. Director Bob Tinnell is a student of horror cinema, and a handful of dream sequences invoke the spirit of classic Universal and Hammer monster classics. Set during the early 1970s, Tinnell and his crew evoke the period with the precision of bigger budget films like THE ICE STORM and DAZED AND CONFUSED. One of those rare and wonderful films which, although aimed at younger audiences, which can be enjoyed by all members of the family. A must-see for monster lovers with kids.
- Feb 10, 2000
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