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Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and starring Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
as the monster. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.[3] The film is an affectionate parody of the classic horror film genre, in particular the various film adaptations of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein
Frankenstein
produced by Universal in the 1930s. Most of the lab equipment used as props was created by Kenneth Strickfaden for the 1931 film Frankenstein. To help evoke the atmosphere of the earlier films, Brooks shot the picture entirely in black and white, a rarity in the 1970s, and employed 1930s' style opening credits and scene transitions such as iris outs, wipes, and fades to black. The film also features a period score by Brooks' longtime composer John Morris. A critical favorite and box office smash, Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
ranks No. 28 on Total Film magazine's readers' "List of the 50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time",[4] No. 56 on Bravo TV's list of the "100 Funniest Movies",[5] and No. 13 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest American movies.[6] In 2003, it was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the United States National Film Preservation Board, and selected for preservation in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
National Film Registry.[7] On its 40th anniversary, Brooks considered it by far his finest (though not his funniest) film as a writer-director.[8]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Origins 3.2 Filming

4 Reception 5 Home media 6 Soundtrack 7 Musical adaptation 8 Awards

8.1 Other honors

9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Plot[edit] Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
Frankenstein
is a lecturing physician at an American medical school and engaged to the tightly wound socialite Elizabeth. He becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather Victor Frankenstein, the infamous mad scientist; to dissociate himself from his forebear, Frederick insists that his surname is pronounced 'Fronkensteen'. When a solicitor informs him that he has inherited his family's estate in Transylvania
Transylvania
after the death of his great-grandfather, the Baron Beaufort von Frankenstein, Frederick travels to Europe to inspect the property. At the Transylvania
Transylvania
train station, he is met by a hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant named Igor, and a lovely young personal assistant named Inga. Upon arrival at the estate, Frederick meets the forbidding housekeeper Frau Blücher. Upon discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather's laboratory and reading his private journals, Frederick is so captivated that he decides to resume his grandfather's experiments in re-animating the dead. He and Igor steal the corpse of a recently executed criminal, and Frederick sets to work experimenting on the large corpse. Matters go awry when Igor is sent to steal the brain of a deceased revered historian, Hans Delbrück; startled by his own reflection, he drops and ruins Delbrück's brain. Taking a second brain, Igor returns with a brain labeled "Abnormal" which Igor mistakenly thinks is a name ("Abbie Normal"), and Frederick unknowingly transplants it into the corpse. Soon, Frederick is ready to re-animate his creature, who is eventually brought to life by electrical charges during a lightning storm. The creature takes its first halting steps, but, frightened by Igor lighting a match, he attacks Frederick and must be sedated. Meanwhile, the townspeople are uneasy at the possibility of Frederick continuing his grandfather's work, unaware of the creature's existence; most concerned is Inspector Kemp, a one-eyed police official with a prosthetic arm, whose German accent is so thick that even his own countrymen cannot understand him. Kemp visits the doctor and subsequently demands assurance that he will not create another monster. Upon returning to the lab, Frederick discovers Blücher setting the creature free. After she reveals the monster's love of violin music and her own romantic relationship with Frederick's grandfather, the creature is enraged by sparks from a thrown switch and escapes from the Frankenstein
Frankenstein
castle. While roaming the countryside, the monster has frustrating encounters with a young girl and a blind hermit. Frederick recaptures the monster and locks the two of them in a room, where he calms the monster's homicidal tendencies with flattery and fully acknowledges his own heritage, shouting out emphatically, "My name is Frankenstein!". Frederick offers the sight of "The Creature" following simple commands to a theater full of illustrious guests. The demonstration continues with Frederick and the monster launching into the musical number "Puttin' On the Ritz". However, the routine ends disastrously when a stage light explodes and frightens the monster, who becomes enraged and charges into the audience, where he is captured and chained by police. Back in the laboratory, Inga attempts to comfort Frederick and the two wind-up sleeping together on the suspended reanimation table. The monster escapes when Frederick's fiancee Elizabeth arrives unexpectedly for a visit, taking Elizabeth captive as he flees. Elizabeth falls in love with the creature due to his inhuman stamina and his enormous penis (referred to as Schwanstücker or Schwanzstück). The townspeople hunt for the monster. Desperate to get the creature back, Frederick plays the violin to lure his creation back to the castle and recaptures him. Just as the Kemp-led mob storms the laboratory, Frankenstein
Frankenstein
transfers some of his stabilizing intellect to the creature who, as a result, is able to reason with and placate the mob. Elizabeth marries the now erudite and sophisticated monster — with her hair styled identically to that of the female creature from the Bride of Frankenstein, while Inga joyfully learns what her new husband Frederick got in return during the transfer procedure — the monster's Schwanzstücker. Cast[edit]

Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
as The Monster Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
as Igor Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
as Frau Blücher Teri Garr
Teri Garr
as Inga Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars
as Inspector Kemp Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
as Elizabeth Richard Haydn
Richard Haydn
as Herr Falkstein Liam Dunn as Mr. Hilltop Danny Goldman as Medical Student Oscar Beregi as Sadistic Jailor Arthur Malet as Village Elder Richard Roth as Insp. Kemp's Aide Monte Landis and Rusty Blitz as Gravediggers Anne Beesley as Little Girl Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
as Blindman

Production[edit] Origins[edit] After several box office failures (which included now-cult classics The Producers and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), Gene Wilder finally hit box office success with a pivotal role in the 1972 Woody Allen
Woody Allen
film Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask). It was around that time that Wilder began toying around with an idea for an original story involving the grandson of Victor Frankenstein
Frankenstein
inheriting his grandfather's mansion and his research. Wilder had played around with screenwriting earlier in his career, writing a few unmade screenplays that were, by his own admission, not very good (the story idea of one of those early screenplays would form the basis of his 2007 novel My French Whore). While writing his story, he was approached by his agent (and future film mogul) Mike Medavoy who suggested he make a film with Medavoy's two new clients, actor Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle
and comedian Marty Feldman. Wilder mentioned his Frankenstein
Frankenstein
idea, and within a few days, sent Medavoy four pages of his idea (the entire Transylvania
Transylvania
train station scene, which he had started writing after seeing Feldman on Dean Martin's Comedy World). It was Medavoy who suggested that Wilder talk to Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
about directing. Wilder had already talked to Brooks about the idea early on. After he wrote the two-page scenario, he called Brooks, who told him that it seemed like a "cute" idea but showed little interest.[9] Though Wilder believed that Brooks would not direct a film that he did not conceive, he again approached Brooks a few months later, when the two of them were shooting Blazing Saddles. In a 2010 interview with Los Angeles Times, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
discussed how the film came about:[10]

I was in the middle of shooting the last few weeks of Blazing Saddles somewhere in the Antelope Valley, and Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
and I were having a cup of coffee and he said, I have this idea that there could be another Frankenstein. I said, "Not another! We've had the son of, the cousin of, the brother-in-law. We don't need another Frankenstein." His idea was very simple: What if the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein wanted nothing to do with the family whatsoever. He was ashamed of those wackos. I said, "That's funny."

In a 2016 interview with Creative Screenwriting, Brooks elaborated on the writing process. He recalled,

Little by little, every night, Gene and I met at his bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel. We ordered a pot of Earl Grey tea coupled with a container of cream and a small kettle of brown sugar cubes. To go with it we had a pack of British digestive biscuits. And step-by-step, ever so cautiously, we proceeded on a dark narrow twisting path to the eventual screenplay in which good sense and caution are thrown out the window and madness ensues.[11]

Unlike his previous and subsequent films, Brooks did not appear onscreen as himself in Young Frankenstein, though he recorded several voice parts and portrayed a German villager in one short scene. In 2012, Brooks explained why:

I wasn't allowed to be in it. That was the deal Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
had. He [said], "If you're not in it, I'll do it." [Laughs.] He [said], "You have a way of breaking the fourth wall, whether you want to or not. I just want to keep it. I don't want too much to be, you know, a wink at the audience. I love the script." He wrote the script with me. That was the deal. So I wasn't in it, and he did it.[12]

Filming[edit] Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
wanted at least $2.3 million dedicated to the budget, whereas Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
decided that $1.7 million had to be enough. Brooks instead went to 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
for distribution, after they agreed to a higher budget.[13] Fox would later sign both Wilder and Brooks to five year contracts at the studio. While shooting, the cast ad-libbed several jokes used in the film. Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
improvised a scene in which Frau Blücher offers "varm milk" and Ovaltine
Ovaltine
to Dr. Frankenstein, while Marty Feldman surreptitiously moved his character's hump from shoulder to shoulder until someone noticed it, and the gag was added to the film, as "Didn't you used to have that on the other side?", an elaboration/follow-up to an earlier joke where Dr. Frankenstein
Frankenstein
offers his cosmetic services and is met with the response "What hump?"[citation needed] In one of the scenes of a village assembly, one of the authority figures says that they already know what Frankenstein
Frankenstein
is up to based on five previous experiences. On the DVD commentary track, Mel Brooks says this is a reference to the first five Universal films. In the Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
DVD interview, he says the film is based on Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1935), Son of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1939) and The Ghost of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1942).[13] Reception[edit] Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
was a box office success upon release. The film grossed $86.2 million dollars on a $2.78 million dollar budget. Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
received mostly positive reviews from critics and currently holds a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
based on 56 reviews with the consensus: "Made with obvious affection for the original, Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
is a riotously silly spoof featuring a fantastic performance by Gene Wilder."[14] Home media[edit] Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
was first released onto DVD November 3, 1998.[15] The film was released onto DVD the second time on September 5, 2006.[16] The film then released on DVD the third time on September 9, 2014 as a 40th anniversary edition along with the Blu-ray.[17] Soundtrack[edit]

Young Frankenstein

Soundtrack album Dialogue & Music by Original cast

Released December 15, 1974 (1974-12-15) (LP) April 29, 1997 (1997-04-29) (CD)

Label ABC Records
ABC Records
(1974) One Way Records (1997)

ABC Records
ABC Records
released the soundtrack on LP on December 15, 1974. On April 29, 1997, One Way Records reissued it on CD. There are pieces of dialogue by the actors as well as background and incidental music on the disc. The LP and disc are now out of print and command a very high price on Internet auction sites when available. Track listing

Main Title (Theme from Young Frankenstein) That's Fron-Kon-Steen! Train Ride to Transylvania
Transylvania
/ The Doctor Meets Igor Frau Blücher Grandfather's Private Library It's Alive! He Was My Boyfriend My Name Is Frankenstein! Introduction / Puttin' On the Ritz A Riot Is an Ugly Thing He's Broken Loose The Monster Talks Wedding Night / End Title Theme from Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(Disco Version) – performed by Rhythm Heritage

Musical adaptation[edit] Main article: Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(musical) Brooks adapted the film into a musical of the same name which premiered in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre and ran from August 7 to September 1, 2007.[18] The musical opened on Broadway at the Foxwoods Theatre (then the Hilton Theatre) on November 8, 2007 and closed on January 4, 2009. It was nominated for three Tony Awards, and starred Tony winner Roger Bart, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Tony & Olivier winner Shuler Hensley, two-time Emmy winner Megan Mullally, three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, and two-time Tony & Emmy winner Andrea Martin.[19] Awards[edit] Nominations[7][20]

Academy Award for Best Sound, Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa (1975) Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Gene Wilder (1975) Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1975) WGA Award for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
(1975)

Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
was nominated as a lead despite Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
having far more screen time. Wins[7]

Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1975) Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Writing, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Gene Wilder (1976) Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Horror Film, Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1976) Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Direction, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1976) Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Supporting Actor, Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
(1976) Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Make-up, William Tuttle (1976) Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Set Decoration, Robert De Vestel and Dale Hennesy (1976) Golden Screen Award, Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1977) Toronto Film Festival Award for Best Comedic Film, Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1976)

Other honors[edit] In 2011, ABC aired a primetime special, Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, that counted down the best movies chosen by fans based on results of a poll conducted by ABC and People. Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
was selected as the No. 4 Best Comedy. The film is recognized by American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in these lists:

2000: AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – #13[21] 2004: AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs:

"Puttin' on the Ritz" – #89[22]

2005: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:

Igor: "What hump?" – Nominated[23]

2005: AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores
AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores
– Nominated[24] 2007: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – Nominated[25]

See also[edit]

List of American films of 1974 List of films featuring Frankenstein's monster

References[edit]

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Mel Brooks
on his 'Young Frankenstein' musical". Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2010. ^ Swinson, Brock (January 14, 2016). " Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
on Screenwriting". Creative Screenwriting. Retrieved January 21, 2016.  ^ Heisler, Steve (December 13, 2012). " Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
on how to play Hitler, and how he almost died making Spaceballs". The A.V. Club.  ^ a b Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
Audio Commentary (DVD).  ^ "Young Frankenstein". Rotten Tomatoes.  ^ "Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
DVD". blu-ray.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.  ^ "Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
DVD". blu-ray.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.  ^ "Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
DVD". blu-ray.com. Retrieved 9 January 2017.  ^ "The Paramount official site". Theparamount.com. Retrieved January 20, 2011.  ^ "Puttin' on the Glitz: Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Opens on Broadway". Playbill. November 8, 2007. Archived from the original on November 10, 2007.  ^ "The 47th Academy Awards (1975) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved October 2, 2011.  ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs" (PDF). American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-07-17.  ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs" (PDF). American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-07-17.  ^ " AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-17.  ^ " AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores
AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores
Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-17.  ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies Nominees (10th Anniversary Edition)" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-17. 

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Characters

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Films (expands on the right)

Film characters

Igor Doctor Septimus Pretorius Wolf Frankenstein

Universal series

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1931) Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1935) Son of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1939) The Ghost of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1942) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Meets the Wolf Man (1943) House of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1944) House of Dracula
House of Dracula
(1945) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1948)

Hammer series

The Curse of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1957) The Revenge of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1958) The Evil of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1964) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Created Woman (1967) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Must Be Destroyed (1969) The Horror of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1970) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
and the Monster from Hell (1974)

Toho series

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Conquers the World (1965) The War of the Gargantuas
The War of the Gargantuas
(1966)

Parodies

Mad Monster Party?
Mad Monster Party?
(1967) Mad Mad Mad Monsters (1972) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1974) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
- Italian Style (1975) Frankenweenie (1984) Transylvania
Transylvania
6-5000 (1985) The Monster Squad
The Monster Squad
(1987) Frankenhooker
Frankenhooker
(1990) Monster Mash (1995) Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1999) Monster Mash (2000) Frankenthumb (2002) Hotel Transylvania
Transylvania
(2012) Frankenweenie (2012) Hotel Transylvania
Transylvania
2 (2015) Monster Family
Monster Family
(2017)

Others

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1910) Life Without Soul
Life Without Soul
(1915) The Monster of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1920) I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1957) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
1970 (1958) Frankenstein's Daughter
Frankenstein's Daughter
(1958) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Meets the Space Monster (1965) Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
Frankenstein's Daughter
(1966) Los Monstruos del Terror
Los Monstruos del Terror
(1970) Lady Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1971) Dracula
Dracula
vs. Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1971) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
'80 (1972) Andy Warhol's Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1973) Blackenstein
Blackenstein
(1973) Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Legend of Terror (1981) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Island (1981) The Bride (1985) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Unbound (1990) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1992) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1994) Van Helsing (2004) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
vs. the Creature from Blood Cove (2005) Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Girl (2009) House of the Wolf Man (2009) Frankenstein: Day of the Beast (2011) Frankenstein's Army
Frankenstein's Army
(2013) The Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Theory (2013) I, Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2014) Army of Frankensteins (2014) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2015) Victor Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2015)

Television

Tales of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1958) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Jr. and The Impossibles (1966–1968) Groovie Goolies (1970) Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) Struck by Lightning (1979) House of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1997) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2004, TV film) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2004, miniseries) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2007) Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
(2010) Once Upon a Time

"The Doctor" (2012) "In the Name of the Brother" (2013)

Penny Dreadful (2014–2016) The Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Chronicles (2015) Second Chance (2016)

Stage

Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1823) Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim
Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim
(1887) Joined At The Heart (2007) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
– A New Musical (2007) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2007) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2011 play) Frankenstein's Wedding (2011 play)

Novels

Frankenstein's Aunt (1978) Frankenstein's Aunt Returns
Frankenstein's Aunt Returns
(1989) Frankenstein's Cat (2001) Dean Koontz's Frankenstein

Prodigal Son (2005) City of Night (2005) Dead and Alive (2009) Lost Souls (2010)

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
in Baghdad (2013)

Comics

Bernie Wrightson's Frankenstein Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(DC Comics) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(Dell Comics) Doc Frankenstein Embalming Frankenstein's Monster (Marvel Comics) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(Prize Comics) Young Frankenstein

Video games

Frankenstein Frankenstein: The Monster Returns Dr. Franken Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster Van Helsing

Related

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Frankenstein
in popular culture Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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(guitar) "Frankenstein" (1973 single) Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(Death Race) Frankenstein, MD
Frankenstein, MD
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Awards and nominations

Films directed

The Producers (1967) The Twelve Chairs (1970) Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
(1974) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1974) Silent Movie
Silent Movie
(1976) High Anxiety
High Anxiety
(1977) History of the World, Part I
History of the World, Part I
(1981) Spaceballs
Spaceballs
(1987) Life Stinks
Life Stinks
(1991) Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Films produced

To Be or Not to Be (1983) 84 Charing Cross Road (1987) The Producers (2005)

Television series created

Get Smart
Get Smart
(1965–1970) When Things Were Rotten
When Things Were Rotten
(1975) The Nutt House (1989) Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008–2009)

Musicals written for the stage

Shinbone Alley
Shinbone Alley
(1957) All-American (1962) The Producers (2001) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(2007)

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Awards for Young Frankenstein

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Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

The Incredible Shrinking Man
The Incredible Shrinking Man
(1958) no award (1959) The Twilight Zone (1960) The Twilight Zone (1961) The Twilight Zone (1962) Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1965) "The Menagerie" (Star Trek) (1967) "The City on the Edge of Forever" (Star Trek) (1968) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969) News coverage of Apollo 11
Apollo 11
(1970) A Clockwork Orange (1972) Slaughterhouse-Five (1973) Sleeper (1974) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1975) A Boy and His Dog (1976) Star Wars (1978) Superman (1979) Alien (1980) The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back
(1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1982) Blade Runner
Blade Runner
(1983) Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi
(1984) 2010 (1985) Back to the Future
Back to the Future
(1986) Aliens (1987) The Princess Bride (1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1989) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(1990) Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
(1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992) "The Inner Light" (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (1993) Jurassic Park (1994) "All Good Things..." (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (1995) "The Coming of Shadows" (Babylon 5) (1996) "Severed Dreams" (Babylon 5) (1997) Contact (1998) The Truman Show (1999) Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest
(2000) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)

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Nebula Award for Best Script/Ray Bradbury Award

Nebula Award for Best Script

Soylent Green
Soylent Green
– Stanley R. Greenberg (1973) Sleeper – Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1974) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
(1975) Star Wars – George Lucas
George Lucas
(1977) The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
(1999) Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest
– David Howard and Robert Gordon (2000) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai, and Hui-Ling Wang (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, and Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2004) Serenity – Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
(2005) Howl's Moving Castle – Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and Donald H. Hewitt (2006) Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2007) WALL-E
WALL-E
– Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2008)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Terminator 2: Judgment Day – James Cameron
James Cameron
(1992) Babylon 5 J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski
(1999) 2000X
2000X
– Tales of the Next Millennia – Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison (2001) Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
(2008) District 9
District 9
Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp
and Terri Tatchell
Terri Tatchell
(2009) Inception
Inception
Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife" – Richard Clark and Neil Gaiman (2011) Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar (2012) Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
and Jonás Cuarón (2013) Guardians of the Galaxy – James Gunn
James Gunn
and Nicole Perlman (2014) Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nico Lathouris (2015) Arrival – Eric Heisserer (2016)

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Saturn Award
Saturn Award
for Best Horror Film

Blacula (1972) The Exorcist (1973) Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1974/75) Burnt Offerings (1976) The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
(1977) The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man
(1978) Dracula
Dracula
(1979) The Howling (1980) An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London
(1981) Poltergeist (1982) The Dead Zone (1983) Gremlins
Gremlins
(1984) Fright Night
Fright Night
(1985) The Fly (1986) The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
(1987) Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice
(1988) Arachnophobia (1989/90) The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dracula
(1992) Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness
(1993) Interview with the Vampire (1994) From Dusk till Dawn
From Dusk till Dawn
(1995) Scream (1996) The Devil's Advocate (1997) Apt Pupil (1998) The Sixth Sense (1999) Final Destination (2000) The Others (2001) The Ring (2002) 28 Days Later
28 Days Later
(2003) Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
(2004) The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
(2005) The Descent
The Descent
(2006) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell
(2009) Let Me In (2010) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods
(2012) The Conjuring
The Conjuring
(2013) Dracula
Dracula
Untold (2014) Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
(2015) Don't Breathe
Don't Breathe
(2016)

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Universal Monsters

Films

Dracula

Dracula
Dracula
(English)/(Spanish) (1931) Dracula's Daughter
Dracula's Daughter
(1936) Son of Dracula
Dracula
(1943) Remakes

Dracula
Dracula
(1979) Dracula
Dracula
Untold (2014)

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1931) Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1935; character) Son of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1939) The Ghost of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1942)

Edgar Allan Poe

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) The Black Cat (1934) The Raven (1935) The Black Cat (1941) The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

Mummy (Imhotep  • Kharis)

The Mummy (1932) The Mummy's Hand (1940) The Mummy's Tomb (1942) The Mummy's Ghost The Mummy's Curse
The Mummy's Curse
(1944) Dark Universe

The Mummy (2017)

The Mummy

The Mummy (1999) Returns (2001) Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (1933) Returns The Invisible Woman (1940) Invisible Agent
Invisible Agent
(1942) The Invisible Man's Revenge
The Invisible Man's Revenge
(1944)

Werewolves (The Wolf Man)

Werewolf of London
Werewolf of London
(1935) The Wolf Man (1941) She-Wolf of London (1946) The Wolfman (2010)

Crossovers

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Meets the Wolf Man (1943) House of Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1944) House of Dracula
House of Dracula
(1945) Van Helsing (2004)

Abbott and Costello Meet

Frankenstein
Frankenstein
(1948) Killer, Boris Karloff (1949) Invisible Man (1951) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) Mummy (1955)

Ape Woman

Captive Wild Woman
Captive Wild Woman
(1943) Jungle Woman
Jungle Woman
(1944) The Jungle Captive
The Jungle Captive
(1945)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries

Calling Dr. Death
Calling Dr. Death
(1943) Weird Woman Dead Man's Eyes
Dead Man's Eyes
(1944) The Frozen Ghost Strange Confession Pillow of Death (1945)

Gill-man

Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon
(1954) Revenge of the Creature
Revenge of the Creature
(1955) The Creature Walks Among Us
The Creature Walks Among Us
(1956)

Other films

The Hunchback
Hunchback
of Notre Dame (1923) The Cat and the Canary (1927) The Man Who Laughs (1928) The Last Warning The Last Performance
The Last Performance
(1929) The Cat Creeps La Voluntad del muerto (1930) The Old Dark House (1932) Secret of the Blue Room
Secret of the Blue Room
(1933) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) The Invisible Ray (1936) Night Key
Night Key
(1937) The Phantom Creeps
The Phantom Creeps
(1939) Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Tower of London (1939) Black Friday (1940) Man Made Monster Horror Island
Horror Island
(1941) The Mad Doctor of Market Street The Strange Case of Doctor Rx Night Monster
Night Monster
(1942) The Mad Ghoul
The Mad Ghoul
(1943) The Climax (1944) The Spider Woman Strikes Back The Cat Creeps
The Cat Creeps
(1946) The Creeper

House of Horrors
House of Horrors
(1946) The Brute Man
The Brute Man
(1946)

The Strange Door
The Strange Door
(1951) The Black Castle
The Black Castle
(1952) It Came from Outer Space (1953) Tarantula Cult of the Cobra This Island Earth (1955) Curucu, Beast of the Amazon The Mole People (1956) The Incredible Shrinking Man The Deadly Mantis The Land Unknown The Monolith Monsters
The Monolith Monsters
(1957) The Thing That Couldn't Die Monster on the Campus
Monster on the Campus
(1958) Curse of the Undead
Curse of the Undead
(1959) The Leech

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