“Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster” a niche but humorous film

With a title like Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, you know that you are in for something that’s at least interesting, regardless of final quality.

Frankenstein’s Monster stars Stranger Things star David Harbour playing a fictional version of himself as he discovers a long-lost tape of his fictional father’s final acting project. As he tries to piece together his past, he is forced to come to terms with his father’s sordid history.

The 30-minute film feels very much like something you’d see on at the National Arts Festival Fringe.

It’s a highly experimental art-house piece written as a love-letter to B-grade cinema of the ’30s and ’40s that gave rise to stars such as Orson Wells and Vincent Price.

The influence of Wells is particularly noticeable with many sharp jabs thrown at the late actor’s infamous temper and his habit of appearing in terrible fast-food adverts.

This is definitely a film that will appeal to a niche audience, or fans of weird absurdist humour.


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