“FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958) wasn’t the first recursive horror film - that is to say, the first horror movie to employ an awareness of the genre’s standard tropes, gimmicks and guidelines within its plot to both inform and satirize the conventions of the genre (AIP’s HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER beat it to the streets by three weeks) but it certainly does deserve a modicum of credit for bringing onboard one of the greatest (and quite possibly the greatest) horror icons of all time…”
Thus writes rhsmith this week on Movie Morlocks, the TCM blog, in Like a Rembrandt!, a smart review of Frankenstein 1970, and an appreciation of the aging Boris Karloff.
Smith is a sharp, perceptive and funny writer. Check out his contributions to Movie Morlocks, scroll around, see for yourself. I blogged, previously, about his ode to Monster Kids. That one is a classic.