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Overall: 9
Story: 8
Animation: 7
Cinematography: 8
Effects: 7
Sound: 9
Music: 9

Frankenstein

Directed By: nosniborus

Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Length: 08:57
Released: August 8th, 2005

Content Advisory:  moderate violence.

Director's Comments

"Your film should portray someone who is Heroic, or someone who is Villainous. You as a director must decide to tell a tale of virtue, or a story of evil."

My first "long" film, and hopefully not my last! Made over the course of two months, Frankenstein was a "villain" film made for the Heroes and Villains contest at Brickfilms.com, and was voted 1st out of 19 movies.

One of the most exciting things about making this movie was getting very strong reactions from a lot of different people of different ages. I was blown away by some of the positive and very kind reviews.

Because of the "villainous" subject material, however, there were also negative reactions, especially at the live showing. Josh described what happened:

". . . There were audible gasps during the knife part. As the film progressed, children became visibly upset, as did their parents . . ."

I'm saddened that some people didn't enjoy my film, but at the same time I'm very happy that my Lego animation was actually "scary," since it was supposed to be.

I'd like to thank Josh, for running Brickfilms.com, everyone that wrote articles and motivated me with useful information on the forums and everyone who reviewed the film. This place really is unique.

Turn out the lights, turn up the speakers, and enjoy!

Staff Review

Tripod:
Frankenstein is by all means, a brickfilm classic. The story, heavily influenced by an obvious work of literature, still retains a surprising bit of originality. From the cinematography, to the original score, this film just hits all the sweet spots. On top of that, this is a downright scary too! I'll just be honest, this is a nearly flawless film. If there's one thing any brickfilmer knows, it's that getting viewers outside the community to take brickfilms seriously is a difficult feat. This is the film to make them sit down and watch. It is well written, well produced, and well worth your time.

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