Monster of the Day #100

Well, this whole thing has worked out well.

I started with the Frankenstein Monster, and may as well cap off the first 100 MotDs with another version; perhaps the earlier movie monster, the Frankenstein Monster from the 1910 Thomas Edison short based on Mary Shelley’s novel.

As noted yesterday, since I’m out of town as this weekend, I’ll postpone starting the next round of MotD until I return, on Monday the 27th.  Before I leave, though, I intend to finally tally what which monsters we’ve covered to date.

  • BeckoningChasm

    I know that this film (aside from this still) has been considered “long lost.” I wonder if anyone’s ever found a print?

  • Charles Goodwin

    It was long considered lost, but evidently an extant copy was found by a collector in the 1950s. He didn’t realize exactly what it was that he had until the ’70s (some collector!). See the Wikipedia entry for more information.

  • John Nowak

    Not only has it been found, it’s on YouTube. Afraid I don’t have a link handy, though.

  • Where’d you find the picture of Phyllis Diller?

  • Gamera

    Yeah, you think Frank would loan his monster a brush and comb.

    So is the 200th MotD going to be Chris Lee’s Monster?

    BTW off topic but AMC is running a DeathWish Marathon this week with Jabootu favorite DeathWish 3 on Wednesday Sept 15th.

  • The film can be found here:


  • Rock Baker

    I was impressed with the 1910 Frankenstein when I finally got to see it, almost more in the vein of Jekyll and Hyde than the Frankenstein stories we’ve come to know.

    What I wonder is if the monster’s look in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell was meant to echo this version. Both have bulky bodies and wear rags, for example.

    Speaking of versions of the Frankenstein monster, I wonder how many Monsters of the Day could be culled from Mad Monster Party? Could probably spend a month on it!

  • John Campbell

    That’s not Phyllis Diller!

    That’s Ozzy!


    Has anyone here ever seen “The Boogens”?

    I remeber it fondly from cable in my early teens.

    Ahh the good old days…

  • A Thomas Edison short, eh? Man, that dude was totally the Steve Jobs of his day.

  • Rock Baker

    I taped The Boogens off television a few years ago when it was aired scope (I assume there’s not more than one flick under this title, there were these dog-sized monsters in a re-opened mine). I liked it. Not a great film by any means, but a pretty good one, well made and good at keeping interest up.

  • The Rev.

    Not sure how we got on The Boogens, but I saw it a couple of years ago on IFC. It’s not a bad little flick, really. It’s not good enough to be a classic, and it’s not bad enough to be a B-movie classic, but it’s got very unique critters, some surprises on who lives and who dies, a pretty good pace, and some nice gore. I think it deserves to be better known than it is; it’s certainly better than its relative obscurity would indicate.

  • John Campbell

    Sorry that was me doing a brief MoTD hijacking on “The Boogens”

    Was hoping to get some good obscurity in the MoTD’s.

  • Rock Baker

    One of the Boogens would make a good Monster of the Day. Let’s start the campain right here and now!

  • The Rev.

    I hope Rock and John see this…

    Friday, Oct. 22 at 2:30 am EST, TCM Underground is playing The Boogens. I kid you not. It’s followed with Sandy’s favorite movie, Night of the Lepus.

    Truly a night to mark on the calendar.