Mel Brooks is a genius. He has two movies on my list, and one will be shared later this month. But not only are his movies hilarious, the man makes me laugh with little effort. In 1974, he came out with Young Frankenstein, a retelling of the Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. A humorous version.
The movie is in black and white, simply for the classic movie feel. The stellar cast makes this movie what it is. You won’t be able to remake this movie with any other actors, as this one is perfect. Hear me Hollywood, DO NOT REMAKE IT!
- Gene Wilder – Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
- Madeline Kahn – Elizabeth
- Marty Feldman – Igor
- Peter Boyle – The Monster
- Cloris Leachman – Frau Blucher
- Teri Garr – Inga
We meet brilliant surgeon Dr. Frederick Frankenstein while lecturing in the United States. Upon learning that his grandfather, Victor, had passed away and he had inherited the castle of the family heritage. The castle is located in, Transylvania.
Meeting Igor the houseman, and Inga his laboratory assistant, Frederick reaches the castle. Eventually he discovers his grandfather’s private library and the lab he had in his castle. Realizing that the experiments that were performed could possibly work, Frederick, Inga, and Igor all worked to make them succeed.
This movie is great during October, and anytime you need a good laugh. Sit with the kids, grab some popcorn and ovaltine, and enjoy the movie!