Today's doll is a character from a great movie to snuggle down and watch tonight,The Bride of Frankenstein.
She's a soft doll that was sold a few years ago by CVS.She's an official Universal Studios Bride of Frankenstein, made by Stuffins.
She's ok, but she doesn't look a thing like Elsa Lanchester, who played The Bride in the 1935 movie.
The novel "Frankenstein" was written by Mary Shelley, at the time mistress, and later wife, of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, It was published when she was only 21 years old, in 1818.
|Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley|
There have been many intellectual articles written on the subject of 'Why Do We Enjoy Being Scared?' I think the answer is simple really. The fun of being scared derives from the thrill, the adrenaline rush that accompanies fear. It's fun to be scared, especially from the comfort of our own homes or a familiar movie theatre, where we know it's all pretend. As kids, my sister and I would watch scary movies on tv, old classics like the Bela Lugosi version of "Dracula" or "The Wolfman", with Lon Chaney Jr.'s tippy toed werewolf. We watched the even more scary Hammer "Dracula" movies, starring Christopher Lee, and got a daily fix of fright from the Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows", where 'Chris Jennings' transformation into a werewolf as he sat handcuffed to a radiator sent me hiding behind the recliner. I always found vampires the most frightening of monsters, and spent many sweltering summer nights with the covers pulled up to my chin so my neck wasn't readily available.And yet, I did it all over again the next time a 'scary movie' was on. (We watched "Shock Theatre", hosted by Doctor Creep, every Friday night!)
I do think recent movies have gone beyond 'scary' to truly disgusting. There's a difference between tantalizingly scary and the actually possible, horrifying situations presented in modern 'horror' movies. What can't be seen can be far more terrifying than watching somebody be chain sawed. I also think movies with such realistic violence desensitize people to real violence.And that's really scary.