Frankenstein Movie Posters
Frankenstein Movie Posters
It’s alive! It’s alive! Frankenstein came to life on the silver screen in 1931 when Universal Studios unleashed another classic horror monster (after Dracula) on an unsuspecting movie-going public. After his success playing Dracula, Bela Lugois was expected to play the monster, but when he turned down the role it was Boris Karloff who played the Frankenstein monster and his portrayal of Frankenstein is one of classic horror’s most enduring icons.
Several more Frankenstein films released by Universal horror in the 1930s and 1940s including Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1942), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), and House of Frankenstein (1944).
Karloff continued to play the Frankenstein monster in two of the sequels (The Bride of Frankenstein and The Ghost of Frankenstein). Horror legend Lon Chaney Jr. filled those rather large shoes in The Ghost of Frankenstein and Bela Lugosi finally agreed to play the Frankenstein monster in 1943’s rankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (which is also the official sequel to The Wolf Man). In House of Frankenstein (1944), the Frankenstein monster is played by Glenn Strange who returned to play the monster in 1948’s Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
Below you will find a selection of Frankenstein movie poster re-prints available for you to purchase in a variety of sizes from each of these classic Frankenstein movies along with links to view all of the Frankenstein movie posters available for sale.
These lobby card size Frankenstein movie posters fit perfectly into any standard 11×14 inch picture frame making them easy to frame and hang on your wall or to give as a gift.
These small movie posters measure 11×14 inches and were designed for display in the lobby or foyer of a movie theater with the intention of luring patrons into the theater by showing key scenes from the movie, much like movie trailers do today.
These mini Frankenstein movie posters are our most popular size of Frankenstein movie poster because they feature many of the well known theatrical size Frankenstein movie poster images but their smaller size makes them easier to display.
These mini movie posters measure 11×17 inches.
Theatrical size Dracula movie posters, also known as one sheets (or 1-sheets), measure 27×40 inches in size and are the most common type of movie poster used in movie theatres today.
Due to their large size they are also immensely popular among Frankenstein film buffs who want to decorate their homes and offices with posters from one of classic horror’s most enduring films.
Frankenstein was the second film in the Universal Studios classic horror movies series. It was released in 1931 and was directed by James Whale. Frankenstein was adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, which was based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley.
The film stars Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles and horror icon Boris Karloff as the monster. Make-up artist Jack Pierce was responsible for transforming Karloff into the monster and creating one of horror’s most iconic classic monsters.
Bride of Frankenstein (aka The Bride of Frankenstein) was released by Universal Pictures in 1935 as the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride was also directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster. The sequel features Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of the monster’s mate and Mary Shelley while Colin Clive returns as Henry Frankenstein.
Son of Frankenstein was the third classic horror film in Universal Studios’ Frankenstein series. Released in 1939, it was the last to feature Boris Karloff as the monster and the first to feature Bela Lugosi (as Ygor). Son of Frankenstein marked a return to classic horror movie for Universal after two years of largely ignoring the genre (after the departure of the Laemmles who gave us movies like Dracula and Frankenstein). The box office success of Son of Frankenstein ensure a few more Frankenstein sequels.
The Ghost of Frankenstein was release by Universal Studios in 1942 and continued their series of enourmously popular classic horror movies. Ghost of Frankenstein is the fourth in a series of Frankenstein movies and features Lon Chaney Jr. (The Wolf Man) as the monster with Béla Lugosi returning for his second appearance as Ygor.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was released by Universal Studios in 1943 and stars Lon Chaney, Jr. (returning to his role of the Wolf Man) and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein’s monster! Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man is both the fifth in the Frankenstein classic horror series and the sequel to The Wolf Man.
House of Frankenstein was released by Universal Studios as a sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in 1944. Written by legend Curt Siodmak, the movie sees Karloff return to a Frankenstein movie, but not as the monster. This time around it is Glenn Strange who fills Frankenstein’s rather large shoes with Karloff playing a mad scientist, Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man, John Carradine as Count Dracula, and J. Carrol Naish as the hunchback. House of Frankenstein was the first movie to feature so many of Universal’s classic horror monsters (dubbed “monster rally”) and would continue in House of Dracula (1945), and the 1948 comedy, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was released in 1948 and while not an official sequel in the Universal Studios Frankenstein series of classic horror movies, it is a classic horror gem and incredibly popular to this day among classic horror fans. Unfortunately, it also turned out to the last major release for Universal’s big three classic horror monsters – Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s monster, none of whom had appeared in a Universal film since 1945’s House of Dracula.
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