It's Mel Brooks at his most daft and puerile: sophisticated and silly, a black-and-white art film with schlong jokes.
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In this spoof of Mary Shelley's gothic novel, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather's diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to th e family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor's experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.
Comedy, Horror, Musical, Throwback Thursdays
Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
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