Frankenstein Friday!!!

Did you know that the last Friday in October is Frankenstein Friday, a day devoted to Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein? Since Frankenstein’s original publication in 1818, Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein and his monstrous creation have captured the popular imagination, inspiring countless adaptations and reinterpretations. 

In honor of Frankenstein Friday, we’ve pulled together some of the library’s Frankenstein-related resources:

The Original Text

You can access the original text as a book, an ebook, and an audiobook.

We also have the Dean Koontz graphic novel retelling of the classic story.

Film and TV

Find the 1931 classic Frankenstein with Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster, and the 1935 sequel The Bride of Frankenstein on DVD.

For a lighter take, check out Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks parody, also on DVD.

You can stream the Addams Family Halloween Special; the character Lurch is inspired by Boris Karloff’s interpretation of Frankenstein’s monster.

Adam, the villain of Season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is a part-human, part-robot, part-demon, all-Frankenstein monster. 

Other Interpretations

This summer, the library podcast I, Robot, Frankenstein & the 2019-2020 one book, one college program discussed some of the connections between I, Robot and Frankenstein.

The Monster Mash song features a Frankenstein’s monster-like narrator (You can also stream the animated Monster Mash movie!)


The eponymous It in Steven King’s novel is a Frankenstein-esque monster.

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