Happy Frankenstein Day: Top 10 Best Frankensteins
3. Frankenweenie (1984) Before director Tim Burton made it big, he worked for Disney and spent a whole bunch of their money making the short live-action film, Frankenweenie. Disney hated it and fired Burton (big mistake) for wasting their time and money; they deemed the short too scary for the kiddos. But it is a lovely little movie, sad and touching, and was eventually released on the collector's edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Even sadder than the fact that it took so long for the world to see this little gem, but then the director decided to remake this film into a 3D stop motion animation, and it's just not very good.
2. Young Frankenstein
Maybe I am biased because the Frankenstein monster's brain came from someone named "Abby Normal," a nickname bestowed upon me for all my years, but I think it has more to do with the fact that this film is a comedic masterpiece across the board.
1. Frankenstein It's alive! Some films stick with us forever, and the 1931 original Frankenstein starring Boris Karlof is one such film. It's scary, it's depressing and no matter how many time they try to recreate it, it can never be redone.