Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Castle of Frankenstein #25, Part 2!

As promised, this time around, the article presented from Castle of Frankenstein #25 is about Andy Warhol's Dracula and Frankenstein! Click any page to see a larger view.

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And the article starts with this two-page spread on pages 10 and 11!

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First up is the review of Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, and there are two... one by Paul Roen, who says, "Warhol's FRANKENSTEIN may be viseral entertainment, but it's not without esthetic (SIC) justification." Which is kind of like damning with faint praise, isn't it?

Leigh Hanlon also reviewed the movie, and the end of that review says, "To coin a name from a previous Warhol film, FRANKENSTEIN is trash. But, then, what else can be expected from the protégés of a man who copied Campbell's soup cans on canvas and convinced everybody it was art?"

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The AW Drac coverage starts on page 14, and the review starts out with "Need we mention that Andy Warhol's DRACULA makes vampirism look even more erotic than is cusotmary?"

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Paul Roen's review seems to dismiss the movie as an exercise in excess, but I could be misinterpreting. Sy Kloppse also reviewed the movie, and he seems to have enjoyed the movie.

For my part, however, I've not seen either movie, and I'd be hard-pressed to say I'd be interested in seeing either one of them!

Next time... Ed Parker, an Unknown Monster Star!

Jon

2 comments:

  1. I have seen both movies years ago and they are good only if you enjoy monster porn.

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  2. That's pretty much what I figured, based on what the articles said, and Warhol's reputation.

    Jon

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