Monday, July 7, 2008

The Skull of Frankenstein

The Skeletal Spotlight shines this time on:
"The Skull Of Frankenstein"
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If anything, he's even scarier now.

Image source: http://www.sideshowworld.com/TSK-FranksSkull.html

All I want to know is... how did he finally expire?

I mean, The Monster was one tough son-of-a-gun, but like a Timex watch, he took a licking and kept on ticking. After all he went through in the film series and survived, I can only imagine it took an extended acid bath or a nuclear blast to cause him to succumb. And looking at his remains, I'm not entirely convinced we've seen the last of him.

Artist Thomas Scott Kuebler really turns out some incredible work. Check out his site for a gallery of nightmarish sculptures that is every monster kid's dream; not only Frankenstein's Monster (alive and "dead") but other classics like Nosferatu, Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera, Lon Chaney Jr's Wolfman, and fantastic original creations.

This guy should be working in the movies, is all I can say.


Whatever you do, don't put it by an open window during a thunderstorm.


Another reason he wanted a bride... to wash his clothes without shrinking them.

4 comments:

Karswell said...

There's been so many Frankenstein movies, how about one where just his skeleton goes on a rampage? And I mean THIS SKELETON. So frickin' rad it's not even funny.

Fred said...

Karswell,

I agree, a movie called "The Skeleton of Frankenstein" using this design would rock. All it would take is someone test-zapping the electrodes to get it going, Frank is so hard to keep down.

OK, Hollywood, how about it?

Karswell said...

And get Harryhausen (before he croaks) to do the stop-mo FX of the skeleton, so it looks cool like Jason and Argonauts skeletons and not like video game CGI skeletons.

Patrick said...

Wow, that is just too cool! I love original concepts like this... I would have never thought of this in a million years... Very cool. Great post Fred!!