Friday, October 14, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 14: Young Frankenstein

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! Today Bellamy goes straight for the laughs and not the jugular with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.
"What big knockers you have!" I know, I know, it's a comedy and not a horror but I want to mix things up a bit and Mel Brooks does film it like an old monster movie in gorgeous black and white so I think it fits! Everyone in this movie is fantastic, firing on all cylinders and it's one of my favourite films of all time. Gene Wilder stars as the troubled Dr. Frankenstein, doing his best to bring the dead back to life through brain transplants, he finally succeeds one dark and stormy night except it doesn't exactly go as planned... Peter Boyle is the Monster and it's one of the greatest performances ever put to the screen, his most famous scene being the hilarious rendition of "Puttin' on the Ritz". A must see, and I would also like to add that if I could build a time machine, I would travel back to the late 70's and stalk Teri Garr because she is the perfect woman, that is all.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, she was pretty hot... so was Madeline Kahn, actually.