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The Frankenstein Theory (2013/Image Entertainment DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: D     Extras: D     Main Program: C+



What if the story Frankenstein was a true story turned into fiction to hide the truth?  Professor John Venkenheim believes his ancestor was the real Dr. Frankenstein, the first to create artificial life and the REAL Frankenstein lies alive and well hidden in the Artic North tundra.  After being shunned and turned outcast in the academic field, he is determined to prove his fellow colleagues wrong by taking a video team to film and capture the this modern day Frankenstein... but that is when everything starts to go wrong... deadly wrong in The Frankenstein Theory.


Not only does the Professor believe his ancestor was the creator of Frankenstein, but that it was an experiment in immortality, years ahead of his time.  After his creation and escape of this creature, did they realize they created a monster and left a bloody trail in its wake?  Determined to prove he exists and maybe even stumble on the secrets of immortality, he hires a college film crew and a guide to track down Frankenstein's emigrational path of murder, but the horror comes all too late when they realized they are the ones trapped in the middle of nowhere, and both their supplies and crew disappear one after another.


Based (loosely?) on Mary Shelley's famous book Frankenstein, this film was an interesting take/point of view with the idea that Frankenstein is a true story, though not well rendered.  The film was mostly shot from a 3rd person view of the cameraman or crew trying to make a documentary film.  However, you hardly ever saw the creature, a glimpse or unfocused picture is all you ever see in the film of the Frankenstein creature.  What was to be a horror film only ended up more like a comic film of watching which lacking common sense character was to die next.


The picture is weak, sound awful and extras nonexistent.  See it at your own risk!



-   Ricky Chiang


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