Part of Weekend Classics.
A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can’t resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather’s footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast that includes Marty Feldman as bug-eyed assistant Igor, Madeline Kahn as Frankenstein’s frosty fiancée and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster.
(See Mel Brooks also in the documentary THE AUTOMAT, opening Fri, Apr 8.)
“...the most cinematically assured, coherent and (relatively speaking) tasteful of Brooks's films.” —Paul D. Zimmerman, Newsweek “The Brooks of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN isn't really skewering the conventions of the horror movie - he's paying tribute to them, and using them as scaffolding for his particular brand of goofy, Borscht Belt burlesque.” —Jason Bailey, Flavorwire “Wilder's hysteria seems perfectly natural. You never question what's driving him to it; his fits are lucid and total. They take him into a different dimension” —Pauline Kael, The New Yorker