The novel FRANKENSTEIN OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS was written back in 1818, by Mary Shelley, and since then the story has become one of the most famous stories of all time. And Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most iconic creatures to ever been created. Films, plays, and spin off novels have been made of it. And in many cases, the story has been used as the basis of other tales. The new movie THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER (2023) is just another example.
Vicaria (Laya DeLeon Hayes) lives with her widower father. Years earlier her mother was murdered in a random shooting and most recently, her brother Chris (Edem Atsu-Swanzy) was killed in a drug related gang hit. Science is Vicaria’s thing, and she has learned how to bring back the dead. Unfortunately, her brother Chris comes back yet isn’t the young man she used to know.
The movie was written and directed as the feature length debut for Bomani J. Story. The film’s cast also includes Denzel Whitaker and Chad Coleman among others. Released earlier in the year in a limited run, the film quickly landed up on VOD and the Shudder television network. Chosen as a contest winning film by listener and podcaster Amy for the Halloween movie discussion, your co-hosts take a look at this new Frankenstein take and give their thoughts on it.