In this spoof of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather’s diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to the family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor’s experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.
Panel discussion with Wendy Austin, PhD, RN and Valérie Savard, PhD(C) on the relevance of Frankenstein in contemporary debates about bioethics following the film.
USA 1974, 106 min, Dir: Mel Brooks