Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film about Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson. The story is about an American grandson of a not so famous scientist who struggles to prove that his grandfather is not as insane as people believe him to be.
The film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, was produced by Universal Pictures in the 1930s. The film is a parody of the classic horror film genre as well as one of the scariest comedies of all time. A young neurosurgeon inherits the castle of his grandfather and repeats his experiments after years of not living up to the family reputation. On discovering the diary of his grandfather, he begins to feel differently, repeat the experiments of ancestors and tends to create a very unique monster in the whole process.
Young Frankenstein ranked No. 28 on Total Film magazine’s readers “List of the 50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time”, No. 56 on Bravo TV’s list of the “100 Funniest Movies”, and No. 13 on the American Film Institute’s list.
Young Frankenstein, the musical opened on Broadway in 2007 to mixed reviews. A revised version of the show opened in 2017 to positive reviews. Get tickets now to view a live show of Young Frankenstein.