Halloween is almost here. In fact, it basically couldn’t be any closer because it’s All Hallow’s Eve. Or Devil’s Night if you’re a Crow fan. As you’re planning your spooky activities, mapping out your candy begging routes, and putting the finishing touches on your costumes, we’ve got one last treat Halloween treat for you! This ghoulish gallery devoted to everyone’s favorite shambling, abomination to medicine and religion, Frankenstein!

Though the novel that introduced us to horror’s most famous man made monster was first published anonymously in 1818, “Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus” by 20 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, would quickly become an incredible success and earned the young author well-deserved attention for the soon to be iconic creature she had set loose upon the imaginations of readers. And it only took a few years before even non-readers weren’t safe, as theatrical adaptations started popping up. Next thing you know, Thomas Edison invents the motion picture camera and then things really started getting crazy.

I don’t want to get too book report-y here, because you have access to Wikipedia for that, but Frankenstein’s grip on the public’s imagination, and more importantly how quickly and how long it’s held that grip, is something that cannot be undervalued or disregarded. Whatever reason has brought you here to look at these images, I’m going to assume at least part of it has to do with what place Frankenstein (or “Frankenstein’s Monster” if you’re one of those people) holds in your heart or your nightmares. So we hope you enjoy these artists’ takes on Frankenstein and we even threw in a few surprises like the Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Jr., because what’s a Halloween treat without a few tricks?


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