Mary Shelly’s FRANKENSTEIN: A Celebration 200 Years In The Making!

It’s often credited as the first “monster” book. The granddaddy of all monsters.  A novel that dared to ask the questions of not only the moral implications of “playing God” but also what is the purpose of life?  What basic human needs are most important?  What lengths will we go to defend and or avenge them?  And what actual right do we have to any of it?

For over 200 hundred years it has spawned hundreds of film, television, stage and comic book adaptations. Inspired countless concepts that are now so associated with horror lore they are one with the genre. And influenced hundreds of creators, artists and storytellers to peak behind the dark side of science as well as the consequences of human curiosity.  We are of course talking about Mary Shelley’s masterpiece Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus.

Join us as we dive into the history and legacy of the greatest monster of them all and celebrate the 200th birthday of Victor Frankenstein, The Creature and Shelley’s triumphant horror novel and discover why, after 200 years, it is still alive!…here on this special episode of 2GuysTalkingHorror.

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— Mary Shelly’s Novel

— Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine

— Forrest J Ackerman

— The Titan Prometheus

— Percy Shelly

— Lord Byron

— Paradise Lost

— Frankenstein 1910 YouTube

— Frankenstein 1931

— Boris Karloff

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— Hammer Films

— Curse of Frankenstein

— Peter Cushing

— Tales of Tomorrow

— The Adams Family

— The Munsters

— Mockingbird Lane

— Frankenstein play opens in St. Louis

— Frankenstein Unbound

— The Bride

— Alice Cooper

— Feed My Frankenstein

— DC Comics Frankenstein’s Monster

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— Classics Illustrated

— Dell Comics movie classics

— Return of the Wolf Man

— Dark Universe

— The Shape of Water

— Steve Niles

— Criminal Macabre

— The Eyes Of Frankenstein

— Jack Pierce

— Glenn Strange

— Christopher Lee

— Flesh and Blood

— Terence Fisher

— Tales of Frankenstein

— Bernie Wrightson

— Tom Noonan

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Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What are YOUR memories of reading Frankenstein for the first time?  Tell us now!

— What is YOUR favorite adaptation of Mary Shelly’s novel? Share with us here!

— Who’s YOUR favorite film/TV Frankenstein Monster? We Want To Know!

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Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The 2GuysTalkingHorror PodcastNicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.

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