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IFC Films Releases Trailer for Upcoming ‘Mary Shelley’ Movie Starring Elle Fanning

The story of the summer of 1816 and the challenge which led Mary Shelley to write her classic novel, Frankenstein, is just as interesting and incredible as the novel itself. The fateful storm on Lake Geneva that spawned a writing competition between Shelley, her future husband Percy, and Lord Byron has inspired readers and storytellers alike (see Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted) for decades, and now IFC Films has a fresh new take on the legend in the form of a feature film.

Mary Shelley stars Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon, The Beguiled) as Shelley, and features Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt and Stephen Dillane in key roles. The film will dramatize Shelley’s journey from creating the text to struggling to get it published in the sexist and censorship-happy world she lived in. IFC Films have just released a new trailer for the film today, and you can watch it below: read more

Women in Horror Month Spotlight on Mary Shelley

While kicking off Women in Horror Month, I would feel a bit remiss if I did not to recognize the contributions of the most influential women in horror history, Mary Shelley.  2018 marks the 200th anniversary of her iconic masterpiece Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. Released in January of 1818, the book tells the tale of resurrecting the dead by the use of electricity.  When first published, the author was listed as “Anonymous,” with most people assuming it was Percy Shelley, Mary’s husband, who penned the book. Most felt this assumption was due to the fact that he wrote the introduction. Although, in 19th century Europe, who would have thought a young woman’s imaginative tale would influence an entire genre in such a historical way.  To celebrate Mary, below are five facts you should know about this pioneering woman of horror and her masterpiece. read more

Helen McCrory Stars in ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ on DVD 3/8

FRANKENSTEIN

A MODERN RETELLING OF THE CHILLING CLASSIC

ON DVD MARCH 8, 2016

New York, NY – February 22, 2016 – 19th century horror and 21st century science make a deadly combination as Mary Shelley’s time-honored classic is adapted for the modern age in Frankenstein, on DVD March 8, 2016 from BBC Home Entertainment.

Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Peaky Blinders) stars as Dr. Victoria Frankenstein, a leading medical scientist using stem cells to create “replacement” human organs. Desperate to save her dying son William, Frankenstein secretly introduces his DNA to her research. From solitary cells grows a thrilling, emotionally charged gothic masterpiece that comes to a terrifying conclusion. In a world where genetic manipulation is common, has Frankenstein gone too far? read more