Frankenstein (1994)

Director
Kenneth Branagh

Main cast
Robert De Niro; Kenneth Branagh; Tom Hulce; Helena Bonham Carter; Aidan Quinn

Genres
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Romance

Description
Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.


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