Best portrayal of Frankenstein's monster?

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Best portrayal of Frankenstein's monster?

  1. John Bloom - Al Adamson's Dracula VS Frankenstein

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  2. Peter Boyle - Young Frankenstein

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  3. Lon Chaney Jr. - Ghost of Frankenstein

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  4. Gary Conway - I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

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  5. Robert De Niro - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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  6. Michael Gwynn - Revenge of Frankenstein

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  7. Boris Karloff - Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein

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  8. Kiwi Kingston - Evil of Frankenstein

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  9. Christopher Lee - Curse of Frankenstein

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  10. Bela Lugosi - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

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  11. Dave Prowse - Horror of Frankenstein, Frankenstein & the Monster from Hell

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  12. Randy Quaid - Frankenstein (1992 made for TV movie)

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  13. Michael Sarrazin - Frankenstein: The True Story

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  14. Glenn Strange - House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, A & C Meet Frankenstein

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  15. Other

    8.3%
  1. satans-sadists

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    Who gave us the best portrayal of Frankenstein's monster?

    1) John Bloom - Al Adamson's Dracula VS Frankenstein
    2) Peter Boyle - Young Frankenstein
    3) Lon Chaney Jr. - Ghost of Frankenstein
    4) Gary Conway - I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
    5) Robert De Niro - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    6) Michael Gwynn - Revenge of Frankenstein
    7) Boris Karloff - Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein
    8) Kiwi Kingston - Evil of Frankenstein
    9) Christopher Lee - Curse of Frankenstein
    10) Bela Lugosi - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
    11) Dave Prowse - Horror of Frankenstein, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
    12) Randy Quaid - Frankenstein (1992 tv movie)
    13) Michael Sarrazin - Frankenstein: The True Story
    14) Glenn Strange - House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
    15) Other
     
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  2. Spit

    Spit Active Member

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    Boris Karloff IS Frankenstien. nuff said.
     
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    I know it's a boring vote, but Karloff defined the role, and his image is still the one most associate with the character--even kids who've never seen the films. It's iconic.

    I love his portrayal, no matter how vastly different it is from the novel.
     
  4. Mok

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    I know Boris is gonna take this one, but I've always found Chris Lee's monster to be the most realistic and creepy. :nervous:
     
  5. onebyone

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    When I think of Frankenstein's monster, the only version that comes to mind is Boris Karloff. He owns it as far as I am concerned.
     
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    Karloff gets my vote as he set the standard for the character. My only minor complaint was having his character speak in Bride of Frankenstein. I preferred his monster as a non-speaking menace.

    Christopher Lee would be my second choice.
     
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    I think I heard something once about how Karloff was actually aposed to having the monster speak, and it took some coxing from Whale to get Karloff to go along with it. I'm with you though, I liked him better as the 'stong slient' type.
     
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    I read pretty much the same thing. Karloff must have been happy with the next film Son of Frankenstein eliminating any character dialogue. Just works better for me.
     
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    I'm surprised Tom Noonan from The Monster Squad wasn't included.
     
  11. Rockmjd

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    Karloff

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  12. soxfan666

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    peter boyle because he rocks.
     
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    Great choice too! :evil:

    I still went with Karloff, he's just classic in every sense of the word.
     
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    Karloff is the benchmark.Lee and Sarrazin both try an interesting spin on the role,though.
     
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    There is only one! - Boris.
     
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    Karloff by a country mile. :)
     
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    Karloff for sure, though i do enjoy De Niro's monster.
     

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