Horror History: Check Out a Rare Image of Film Icon James Dean as Frankenstein’s Monster

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Check Out a Rare Image of Film Icon James Dean as Frankenstein's MonsterLong before his death behind the wheel of what is said to be a cursed Porsche 550 Spyder in 1955, cultural icon James Dean appeared as Frankenstein’s monster in the Fairmount High School play “Goon with the Wind.

William Forsche recently uploaded a very rare image of Dean in full make-up as one of cinema’s greatest creations to his Facebook page. Take a look at the goods below.

2014 is looking to be the biggest year for the Frankenstein monster yet with several films being released based on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s titular literary character. Shelley crafted her tale, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, way back in 1818. How’s that for staying power?

Unless you’re either really young, really stupid, or have been living under a rock, you should know the story of Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation and the havoc it caused, which has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense.

James Dean as the Frankenstein Monster

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • MonsterMash

    Very cool.