Blumhouse Wants to Remake FRANKENSTEIN Next

Blumhouse found solid success this past weekend with the release of Insidious Chapter 3 and Upgrade writer-director Leigh Whannell’s take on The Invisible Man.

And now it seems Blumhouse wants to take on a new version of Frankenstein.

Blum tells The Evolution of Horror: “I’d love to do FRANKENSTEIN. I’ve tasked our filmmakers with trying to figure out just straight FRANKENSTEIN. Again, I don’t know if someone else is doing it, I don’t know anything about it, but I would love to try and I’m waiting for the great idea. THE INVISIBLE MAN, I agree, the best ideas feel like, ‘My gosh, it’s so obvious, why didn’t that happen before?’ If we could come up with something as good for FRANKENSTEIN, I’d love to try that.”


James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) starring Boris Karloff follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being and eventually must confront his tormented creation.

The film sports a 100% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Still unnerving to this day, Frankenstein adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness and features Boris Karloff’s legendary, frightening performance as the monster.

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