Frankenstein is a cornerstone of Gothic horror, a chilling masterpiece whose influence can still be felt in the realms of science fiction and supernatural thrillers. Also known as The Modern Prometheus, the story’s timelessness has been proven by the number of reinventions the tale and its dangerous antihero have received.
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What most people don’t realize is that the life of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley is just as thrilling as the novel that immortalized her, and the story behind the novel’s creation is a harrowing chapter. IFC’s Mary Shelley is a drama, a love story, a feminist manifesto, but it’s also a history lesson all horror fans should be excited to see.
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Official Synopsis: Mary Wollstonecraft’s family disapproves when she and poet Percy Shelley announce their love for each other. The family is horrified when it finds that the couple has eloped, accompanied by Mary’s half-sister, Claire. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads Mary to conceive her novel “Frankenstein.”
Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour and stars Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, and Douglas Booth. Look for it in theaters and on VOD beginning May 25th.
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