Frankenstein Theory

Posted by Henry Paterson | April 14, 2013 4


You could make the case that the “Found Footage” style of filmmaking introduced by movies like “The Blair Witch Project” has its roots in a much older form of entertainment. Fans of the first well known, and longest enduring novels of horror will remember that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published as a compiled series of letters between various characters in the story. Imagine for the moment that those letters have a basis in truth, and if you are a fan of the “Blair Witch” found footage format, or a fan of Frankenstein then I can happily suggest you check out Frankenstein Theory.

 

I will say that Frankenstein Theory really does not bring anything new to the table as far as “found footage” goes. You could criticize that the characters behaved stupidly, as did those in The Blair Witch, but then Bruce Willis isn’t in this movie. It isn’t about people who are on top of every situation, skilled at every form of armed and unarmed combat. If people went out into the wilderness and never made mistakes there would be no reason for Search And Rescue crews, and the Coast Guard would get pretty bored a lot of the time, and it is inherent in the “found footage” that something will go wrong.

I enjoyed The Frankenstein Theory even though I can see many places where it could be improved. All told, it does a better job of retelling an old story than the current “The Hobbit” does.

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Henry Paterson

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I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

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