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5 Reasons Why Frankenstein Is Not Scary

Updated on March 24, 2016

I don't even need to elaborate on this movie. You know how it goes.

There is nothing scary about this movie, the Frankenstein monster, or Dr. Frankenstein himself.

Frankenstein has never ever, ever, scared me. No chills. No goosebumps. Nothing.

Here are the top 5 reasons why Frankenstein is not scary.


1. Because of the Existence of Zombies

Frankenstein has been trumped by the zombie. Zombies are hellish, scary, and unstoppable with the freaking cannibalism. We do not want to deal with a Zombie. Zombies are a freaking disease.

If we got bitten by Frankenstein, it would just hurt. If got bitten by a Zombie, doom, we die and turn into one of them and try to eat our family and loved ones.

Frankenstein is its own mound of moving emotional flesh that, if we can run fast enough, we can get away from it.

The notion that it is not driven by hunger is a benefit. The blocky heavy shoes is a benefit. Frankenstein has just been out-done by other monsters in my lifetime.


2. Amputation and Reattachment are the Norm

We take limbs and organs from people and put them on other people all the time with the biggest transplant being the heart. It is not called grave robbing, but a donation.

Sci-fi movies indicated this would come to pass long ago. And transplants have always been considered insane, but we have embraced insanity for life and longevity.

And we will take this risk as a patient, this procedure as a doctor, in hope, faith, and skill that everything will be okay.

So why are so many pretending that if they got kidnapped by a psycho and they surgically removed their arms and legs, they wouldn't jump at the possibility of getting their arms and legs back when rescued?

Even if they have to take them away from someone who isn't using them, they would want to pick up things again, do front flips, jump rope, at least try to dance, and so forth.


3. It Would Be A Medical Breathrough

If a dead human being, which is dead tissue, can be brought back to life in any way, it is a medical breakthrough.

Doctors and scientists will rejoice in their baffle-ness and work on methods, possibly using stem cells, to make the tissue healthy again.

People reveling in fear and utter chaos sending them running through the streets, is something that will happen if the person is brought back and starts trying to eat someone alive.

What if you died believing in your faith with the notion that you didn't get a chance to repent. Not just a notion, but the action itself wasn't done. Wouldn't it be nice to lift up your eyes in Hell, blink, and be back on Earth.

See, second chance.

4. Frankenstein and its Emotional Problems

We all have emotional problems. They come with life. We see this behavior in people all the time.

They are the twisted feelings inside them that cause them to get angry and kill someone to send a message or stab someone to death because they are angry. A lot of people have emotional issues, some worse than others.

There's no reason to pretend that Frankenstein isn't just like people with emotional issues and are prone to crazy sociopathic things.

The guy may be ugly and reek because of all the tissue gone bad, but it's still just like the average sociopaths we see and don't recognize everyday.


5. Dr. Frankenstein Over-Workaholic

Dr. Frankenstein is said to be scary. I have to admit, there is something spooky about grave robbing. Hanging around in cemeteries at night, looking for bodies, or other things, is weird.

But doctors and all professionals are crazy about their craft, they will obsess over it until they get the results they are looking for.

This obsession could range from beating a player in chess to winning some world-wide contest. Eating contests, baking contests, sports try-outs, business proposals and ideas, or presentations, no matter what it is, the professional does not want to be beaten or told they cannot succeed at their endeavors.

In this Dr. Frankenstein resembles most of us, the people that are serious about the things we want to accomplish in life.

And we are dedicated to the dreams we feel we have to make come true, so there's no room to be afraid of the movie because of the good doctor, you're probably just like him.

Last Note

So these are the top 5 reasons why Frankenstein is not scary. It's not a horror movie in light of the following reasons above.

Dr Frankenstein is your typical dreamer and workaholic.The monster just had emotional issues and control problems. These are all too common, and because of the commonality, it is not scary.


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    • GalaxyRat profile image

      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      When I read the book, I wasn't scared at all... ha.

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      Matee 2 years ago

      It's a plausere to find someone who can think so clearly

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      TFR @Debra Doggett. I see, but isn't that like all experimentation? Something like building machines to go to the farthest planets never knowing what we might find there, or bring back etc... Your idea brings out a lot of scary thoughts, like Rosemary's Baby or It's Alive. You may have a knack for horror. :-> Thanks again for reading.

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      Debra Doggett 4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I think the "scary" part, at least for the original story, was the idea of the dangers of tampering with the creation of life and the responsibilities that come with it.

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      Glad we share the same feelings billybuc. And I'm glad you got the metaphor, and enjoyed it. TFR.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Actually I have never found this movie scary. Interesting, yes....a great metaphor about life, yes....scary? Not at all.