You think zombies are cool? They’re just vulgar copies of the original walking dead man, Frankenstein’s monster, sprung from the mind of young Mary Shelley in 1818, and resurrected repeatedly on the page, on the stage, and on the screen. He’s a metaphor both for scientific overreach and existential despair, a creature for our times as he is reincarnated in “I, Frankenstein” (opens Jan. 24)
and reconfigured in “RoboCop” (opens Feb. 12).
Which are your favorite manifestations of the tragic patchwork? Put your choices in the comments section or drop a line to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 20. We’ll be running the top five on January 26. [Shown are trailers for “I, Frankenstein” and "RoboCop"]
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