A List of Movies Based on Frankenstein, 1910-1994
Since a complete list of films based directly or indirectly on
Frankenstein would run into the thousands, it's convenient
to exclude films with only a tangential relationship to the
original novel: those, for instance, with only a mad scientist, a
raising-from-the-dead theme, or a Creature cameo. This
chronological list includes most of the major feature films
between 1910 and 1994 based on Shelley's novel.
- Frankenstein, Edison Film Company,
- Directed by J. Searle Dawley, starring Charles Stanton Ogle,
Augustus Phillips, and Mary Fuller.
- Der Golem, Deutsche Bioscop, 1914 (Germany)
- Directed by Henrik Galeen and Paul Wegener, starring Paul
Wegener, Lyda Salmonova, Carl Ebert, Jacob Tiedtke, and Rudolf
- Life Without Soul, Ocean Film
Corporation, 1915 (USA)
- Directed by Joseph W. Smiley, starring Percy Darrell Standing,
William A. Cohill, Lucy Cotton, George DeCarlton, Jack Hopkins, and
- The Golem, Pagu/UFA, 1920 (Germany)
- Directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, starring Paul
Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Ernst Deutsch, Lyda Salmonova,
Hanns Sturm, and Greta Schröder.
- Il Mostro di Frankenstein, Albertini
Film/UCI, 1920 (Italy)
- Directed by Eugenio Testa, starring Luciano Albertini and Umberto
- Frankenstein, Universal, 1931 (USA)
- Directed by James Whale, starring Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Dwight Frye, and Edward Van Sloan.
- The Bride of Frankenstein,
Universal, 1935 (USA)
- Directed by James Whale, starring Boris Karloff, Colin
Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Una O'Connor, and Ernest
- El Superloco, PCE, 1936 (Mexico)
- Directed by Juan José Segura, starring Leopoldo Ortin,
Carlos Villarias, Consuelo Frank, Ramón Armengod, Raul
Urquijo, and "Indian" Fernandez.
- Son of Frankenstein, Universal, 1939
- Directed by Rowland V. Lee, starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill,
Josephine Hutchinson, and Donnie Dunagan.
- Man Made Monster, Universal, 1941 (USA)
- Directed by George Waggner, staring Lionel Atwill, Lon Chaney
Jr., Anne Nagel, Frank Albertson, Samuel S. Hinds, and William
- The Ghost of Frankenstein, Universal,
- Directed by Erle C. Kenton, starring Lon Chaney, Sir Cedric
Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, and Evelyn
- Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,
Universal, 1943 (USA)
- Directed by Roy WIlliam Neill, starring Lon Chaney, Ilona
Massey, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, and Maria
- House of Frankenstein, Universal, 1944 (USA)
- Directed by Erle C. Kenton, starring Boris
Karloff, Lon Chaney, John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Anne Gwynne, and
Lionel Atwill. A sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943).
- Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein,
Universal-International, 1948 (USA)
- Directed by Charles Barton, starring Bud Abbott, Lou
Costello, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, and Lenore
- Bride of the Monster, Edward D. Wood Jr. Productions,
- Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., starring Bela Lugosi, Tor
Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King, Harvey Dunn, and William
- Castle of the Monsters (El Castillo de los
monstruos), Producciones Stotomayor, 1957 (Mexico)
- Directed by Julián Soler, starring Antonio Espino,
Evangélina Elizondo, Carlos Orellana, Guillermo Orea, and
- The Curse of Frankenstein, Hammer
Films, 1957 (UK)
- Directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart,
Christopher Lee, Valerie Gaunt, and Noel Hood.
- I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, American International
Pictures, 1957 (USA)
- Directed by Herbert L. Strock, starring Whit Bissell, Phyllis
Coates, Robert Burton, Gary Conway, George Lynn, and John Cliff.
- Frankenstein 1970, Allied Artists, 1958 (USA)
- Directed by Howard W. Koch, starring Boris
Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Donald Barry, Charlotte Austin, and
- Frankenstein's Daughter, Astor Pictures/Layton Film
Productions, 1958 (USA)
- Directed by Richard Cunha, starring John Ashley, Sandra
Knight, Donald Murphy, Sally Todd, Harold Lloyd Jr., and Felix
- The Revenge of Frankenstein, Hammer
Films, 1958 (UK)
- Directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Eunice Gayson, Francis Matthews,
Michael Gwynn, Lionel Jeffries, and John Welsh. A sequel to The Curse
of Frankenstein (1958).
- Orlak, El infierno de Frankenstein, Filmadora
Independiente/Columbia, 1960 (Mexico)
- Directed by Rafael Baledon, starring Joaquin Cordero, Armando
Calvo, Rosa de Castilla, Irma Dorantes, Andres Soler, and Pedro
- Frankestein [sic], el Vampio y CIA, Cinematografica
Calderon, 1961 (Mexico)
- Directed by Benito Alazraki, starring Manuel Valdés,
José Jasso, Joaquin Garcia Vargas, Martha Elena Cervantes,
Nora Veryán, and Roberto G. Rivera.
- The Evil of Frankenstein, Hammer
Films, 1964 (UK)
- Directed by Freddie Francis, starring Peter
Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Sandor Eles, Kiwi Kingston, Duncan Lamont,
and Katy Wild.
- Frankenstein Conquers the World (Furankenshutain
Tai Baragon), Toho/Henry G. Saperstein Enterprises/American
International Pictures, 1964 (Japan, USA)
- Directed by Inoshiro Honda, starring Nick Adams, Tadao
Takashima, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takashi Shimura, and
- Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, Vernon
Films/Seneca/Futurama Entertainment, 1965 (USA)
- Directed by Robert Gaffney, starring Marilyn Hanold, Jim
Karen, Lou Cutell, Nancy Marshall, David Kerman, and Robert
- Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter, Embassy
Pictures/Circle, 1965 (USA)
- Directed by William Beaudine, starring Narda Onyx, John
Lupton, Cal Bolder, Estelita, Jim Davis, and Nestor Paiva.
- Frankenstein Created Woman, Hammer
Films, 1966 (UK)
- Directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters,
Robert Morris, Duncan Lamont, and Peter Blythe.
- Fearless Frank, American International Pictures, 1967
- Directed by Philip Kaufman, starring John Voigt, Monique Van
Vooren, Severn, Darden, Joan Darling, Lou Gilbert, and Nelson
- Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (La Marca del hombre
lobo), Maxper/Independent-International, 1967 (Spain)
- Directed by Henry Egan, starring Paul Naschy, Diane Konopka,
Julián Ugarte, Rossana Yanni, Michael Manz, and Joseph
- Killing Frankestayna Karsi, Omur Film, 1967 (Turkey)
- Directed by Nuri Akinci, starring Otkay Gursel, Oya Peri,
Gultekin Ceylan, Ferhan Tanseli, Aynur Aydan, and Yasar Sener.
- Dracula vs. Frankenstein (El Hombre que vino del
ummo, Dracula jagt Frankenstein, Los Monstruos del
terror, Assignment Terror), Jaime Prades/Eichberg
Film/International Jaguar, 1969 (Spain, West Germany, Italy)
- Directed by Tulio Demichelli, Hugo Fregonese, and Peter
Riethof, starring Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Craig Hill, Paul
Naschy, Patty Shepard, and Angel del Pozo.
- Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Hammer
Films, 1969 (UK)
- Directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Simon Ward, Veronica Carlson,
Thorley Walters, Freddie Jones, and Maxine Audley.
- Dr. Frankenstein on Campus, Astral Films/Agincourt,
- Directed by Gil Taylor, starring Robin Ward, Kathleen Sawyer,
Austin Willis, Sean Sullivan, Ty Haller, and Tony Moffat-Lynch.
- Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Independent-International
Pictures, 1970 (USA)
- Directed by Al Adamson, starring J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney,
Zandor Vorkov, Anthony Eisley, Regina Carrol, and Greydon Clark.
- The Horror of Frankenstein, Hammer,
- Directed by Jimmy Sangster, starring Ralph Bates, Kate
O'Mara, Veronica Carlson, Dennis Price, Graham Jones, and Bernrad
- Santo y Blue Demon contra el Dr. Frankenstein,
Cinematografica Calderon, 1970 (Mexico)
- Directed by Miguel M. Delgado, starring Santo, Blue Demon,
Sasha Montenegro, Jorge Russek, and Ivonne Govea.
- Lady Frankenstein (La Figlia di Frankenstein),
Condor International/New World Pictures, 1971 (Italy)
- Directed by Mel Welles, starring Joseph Cotten, Sara Bay,
Mickey Hargitay, Paul Müller, Paul Whiteman, and Herbert
- Santo contra la hija de Frankenstein (La Hija de
Frankenstein), Cinematografica Calderon/Azteca Films, 1971
- Directed by Miguel M. Delgado, starring Santo, Gina Romand,
Znel, Roberto Canedo, Carlos Agosti, and Sonia Fuentes.
- Blackenstein, Exclusive International, 1972 (USA)
- Directed by William A. Levey, starring John Hart, Ivory
Stone, Liz Renay, Roosevelt Jackson, Andrea King, and Nick Bolin.
- Dracula Prisoner of Frankenstein, Fenix Films et
al., 1972 (Spain, France, Lichtenstein, and Portugal)
- Directed by Jess Franco, starring Denis Price, Howard Vernon,
Mary Francis, Albert Dalbes, Genevieve Deloir, and Josiane
- The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein, Comtoir
Français du Film Production/Fenix-Film, 1972 (France,
Spain, and Portugal)
- Directed by Jess Franco, starring Denis Price, Howard Vernon,
Anne Libert, Britt Nichols, Albert Dalbes, and Luis Barboo.
- Frankenstein '80 (Mosaico), MGD Film
Productions/MPI, 1972 (Italy and West Germany)
- Directed by Mario Mancini, starring John Richardson, Gordon
Mitchell, Renato Romano, Xiro Pappas, Dalila Parker, and Bob Fiz.
- Flesh for Frankenstein (Il Mostro e in Tavola ...
Barone Frankenstein, Carne per Frankenstein, Chair
pour Frankenstein), Pagnia Cinematografica Champion/EMI, 1973
(Italy and France)
- Directed by Paul Morrissey, starring Joe Dallesandro, Monique
Van Vooren, Udo Kier, Arno Juerging, Dalila di Lazzaro, and
- Frankenstein, Dan Curtis Productions, 1973 (USA)
- Directed by Glenn Jordan, starring Robert Foxworth, Susan
Strasberg, Heidi Vaughn, Bo Svenson, John Karlen, and Philip
- Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Hammer, 1973 (UK)
- Directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, John
Stratton, Bernard Lee, and Clifford Mollison.
- Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (Il Castello della
paura), Classic Film International/Cinerama, 1973 (Italy)
- Directed by Robert H. Oliver, starring Rossano Brazzi,
Michael Dunn, Edmund Purdom, Christiane Royce, Gordon Mitchell,
and Alan Collins.
- Frankenstein: The True Story, Universal, 1973 (UK)
- Directed by Jack Smight, starring James Mason, Leonard
Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour, Nicola Pagett, and Michael
- Young Frankenstein, Twentieth-Century
Fox, 1974 (USA)
- Directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle,
Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, and Gene
- Frankenstein -- Italian Style (Frankenstein all'
Italiana), Euro International/RPA, 1975 (Italy)
- Directed by Armando Crispino, starring Aldo Maccione, Jenny
Tann, Ninetto Davoli, Ginrico Tedeschi, Anna Mazzemauro, and
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Twentieth-Century Fox,
- Directed by Jim Sharman, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon,
Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell,
Meatloaf, and Charles Gray.
- Victor Frankenstein (Terror of Frankenstein),
Aspekt Film, 1976 (Sweden and Ireland)
- Directed by Calvin Floyd, starring Leon Vitali, Per
Oscarsson, Nicholas Clay, Stacey Dorning, Jan Ohlsson, and Olof
- Doctor Franken, NBC, 1980 (USA)
- Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky and Jeff Lieberman, starring
Robert Vaughn, Robert Perault, David Selby, Teri Garr, Josef
Sommer, and Cynthia Harris.
- Frankenstein Island, Chriswar, 1981 (USA and Mexico)
- Directed by Jerry Warren, starring Robert Clarke, Steve
Brodie, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Christopher, Tain Bodkin, and
- Mystery! Frankenstein -- Legend of Terror (Kaiki
Furankenshutain), Toei/Terebi (TV) Asahi, 1981 (Japan)
- Directed by Yugo Serizawa. Animated, with voices by Nahci
Nozawa, Mami Koyama, Hosei Komatsu, Kei Tomiyama, Ichiroh Nagai,
and Minori Matsushima.
- Frankenstein's Great-Aunt Tillie, Tillie Productions,
- Directed by Myron J. Gold, starring Donald Pleasence, Yvonne
Furneaux, June Wilkinson, Aldo Ray, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rod Colbin,
and Chandler Garrison.
- Frankenstein, Yorkshire Television, 1984 (UK)
- Directed by Victor Gialanella, starring Robert Powell, Carrie
Fisher, David Warner, John Gielgud, Terence Alexander, and Susan
- Frankenstein 90, A.J. Films/TF 1 Films/AMLF, 1984
- Directed by Alain Jessua, starring Jean Rochefort, Eddy
Mitchel, Fiona Gelin, Herma Vos, Ged Marlon, and Serge Marquand.
- Frankenweenie, Walt Disney Productions, 1984 (USA)
- Directed by Tim Burton, starring Shelley Duvall, Daniel
Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher, Roz Braverman, and Paul
- The Bride, Columbia, 1985 (France and UK)
- Directed by Franc Roddam, starring Sting, Jennifer Beals,
Geraldine Page, Clancy Brown, Anthony Higgins, and David
- Gothic, Virgin Vision, 1986 (UK)
- Directed by Ken Russell, starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian
Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr, Timothy Spall, and Alec
- Dr. Hackenstein, Marketing Media/Vista Street, 1987
- Directed by Richard Clark, starring David Muir, Stacey
Travis, Catherine Davis Cox, Dyanne DiRosario, John Alexis, and
- Frankenstein General Hospital, New Star Entertainment,
- Directed by Deborah Roberts, starring Mark Blankfield, Leslie
Jordan, Jonathan Farwell, Kathy Shower, Hamilton Mitchell, and
- Frankenhooker, Shapiro Glickenhuas Entertainment, 1990
- Directed by Frank Henenlotter, starring James Lorinz, Patty
Mullen, Shirley Stoler, Louisa Lasser, Charlotte Helmkamp, and
- Frankenstein's Baby, BBC-TV, 1990 (UK)
- Directed by Robert Bierman, starring Nigel Planer, Kate
Buffery, Yvonne Bryceland, William Armstrong, Sian Thomas, and
- Frankenstein Unbound, Warner Bros., 1990 (USA and
- Directed by Roger Corman, starring John Hurt, Raul Julia,
Bridget Fonda, Catherine Rabett, Jason Patric, and Michael
- Frankenstein: The College Years, FNM Films, 1991 (USA)
- Directed by Tom Shadyac, starring William Ragsdale,
Christopher Daniel Barnes, Larry Miller, Andrea Elson, Voreaux
White, and Patrick Richwood.
- Last Frankenstein, Bandai/BF Film/Rittor
Music/Shochhiku, 1991 (Japan)
- Directed by Takeshi Kawamura, starring Akira Emoto, Yoshio
Harada, and Naomasa Musaka.
- Frankenstein, Turner Pictures, 1992 (UK, USA, and
- Directed by David Wickes, starring Patrick Bergin, John
Mills, Randy Quaid, Lambert Wilson, Fiona Gilles, and Jacinta
- Frank Enstein, International Family Classics, 1992
- Directed by Douglas Richards. Animated, with voices by Laura
Gabriel, David Nettheim, Lee Perry, and Alan Glover.
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, America
Zoetrope/TriStar Pictures, 1994 (UK and USA)
- Directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Robert De Niro, Kenneth
Branagh, Helena Bonham-Carter, Aidan Quinn, Tom Hulce, and John