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Part of the 13-part 100 Years of Horror series directed by Ted Newsom and hosted by horror movie star Christopher Lee, 100 Years of Horror -- Frankenstein looks at how Mary Shelley's 19th century novel Frankenstein almost single-handedly established a new genre: horror. Since Hollywood produced its first movie version of the tale, over 80 motion pictures and a dozen television shows have been made that feature some variation of the original story. The highlights of this program are the interviews and home movies with actor Boris Karloff, the actor who, with his makeup artist, created the most widely known version of "the Monster" in the James Whale-directed Frankenstein (1931). Also included is the only color film footage known to exist of Karloff as the Monster, dating from approximately 1938. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi