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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

aka Frankenstein Unbound

Having Corman’s name in the title is sure to turn as many people away as it is to lure. But its inclusion implies that the makers know their audience and to hell with everyone else. It being based on a Brian Aldiss novel of the same name (1973) doubled the appeal in my eyes. I like Aldiss' work.
A large, stormy vagina in the sky sucks in and deposits a scientist from the year 2031 to the year 1817. Whilst there he becomes a participant in the lives of Mary Godwin and her fictional focus, which isn't as fictional as we were led to believe in high school.
I know to expect the worst from Corman and prepare for a bizarre ending from Aldiss, but, alas, the science project cheese is too odorous even for me.

2 timeslips out of 5

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