Happy Birthday day, to the Phantasmagorical
In celebration of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (nee Godwin) who was born on this day 30th August (1797) Mary was an English novelist who wrote the iconic Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered an early example of science fiction.
Mary Shelley: ‘So where are you from?’
Frankenstein: ‘All over’
One of the first horror movies I ever saw, was ‘Frankenstein’. It scared me half to death, I remember having nightmares for years after seeing that.
THE NIGHTMARE AWAKES
‘In her nightmare, Mary saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stirring with an uneasy, half vital motion. That triggered a creative spark that has captured popular imagination ever since.
“What terrified me…
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