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Frankenstein Friday

It's Frankenstein Friday! Delve into a day devoted to the creature that brought life to the pages of classic literature and the big screen!
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Get ready to indulge in spookiness because on October 25 it's Frankenstein Friday! First established in 1997 and celebrated on the last Friday of October every year, this day pays tribute to Mary Shelley's classic novel, "Frankenstein." It's a day to marvel at the creative genius behind this iconic work of literature and its impact on the horror genre in popular culture. It has not only inspired countless films, TV shows, and plays but has also encouraged discussions of science, ethics, and the nature of humanity. The monster and its creator have become synonymous with the Halloween season. So, let's all shout, "It's alive!" and honor Frankenstein Friday!

History of Frankenstein Friday

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1818</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Publication of "Frankenstein"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mary Shelley's classic novel, "Frankenstein," was first published, introducing the iconic characters of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Film Adaptation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first film adaptation of "Frankenstein," a 16-minute short film, was made by Edison Studios in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Classic Horror Film</div><div class='timeline-text'>Universal Pictures releases its version of "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff, cementing the image of Frankenstein's monster in popular culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1957</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hammer Film Productions Version</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hammer Film Productions in the UK releases their take on "Frankenstein," turning the story into a successful franchise.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1994</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," a film that attempts to stay true to the original novel.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Frankenstein Friday</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural celebration of Frankenstein Friday, established to honour Mary Shelley's creation and its impact on literary and cinematic history.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Frankenstein Friday

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create your own Monster</h3><p class='facts-text'>Bring out your inner Dr. Frankenstein by creating your own monster! Use art supplies like clay, pipe cleaners, paint, and more to create a creature of your own imagination. Take it step further and write an eerie backstory for your monster.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Watch classic Frankenstein movies</h3><p class='facts-text'>Binge-watch the iconic Universal Monster movies featuring Frankenstein's monster or perhaps the critically acclaimed Mel Brooks parody, "Young Frankenstein." These films capture different interpretations of the classic story.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a dramatic reading of Mary Shelley’s novel </h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for a dramatic reading of "Frankenstein." Assign different roles to participants and allow them to use creativity and drama to bring the characters and story to life.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a Frankenstein-themed party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Host a Frankenstein-themed party - get everyone to dress as their favorite version of the monster, serve green appetizers and cocktails, and play games related to the story.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Visit a science museum</h3><p class='facts-text'>To honor Mary Shelley's novel's exploration of science and humanity, consider visiting a local science museum or exhibit. It will give you a chance to learn about advancements in science since Shelley's time.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Frankenstein Friday

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Honors a timeless classic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Frankenstein Friday gives us the perfect opportunity to appreciate Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Frankenstein. As a boundary-breaking piece of literature that explores deep themes like morality, humanity, and scientific innovation, Frankenstein has captivated generations of readers and deeply influenced the horror genre.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Inspires creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From creating your own monster to hosting a themed party, Frankenstein Friday invites you to embrace your creativity and express your love for the novel in various ways. It provides an exciting opportunity to bring Frankenstein's world from the pages of the book into our own in new and imaginative ways.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes knowledge and learning </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of Frankenstein Friday's unique aspects is its emphasis on learning. Whether you're indulging in a dramatic reading of the novel or visiting a science museum, this holiday encourages you not only to engage with the story but also to explore wider topics, promoting a love of literature and learning.</p></div></div>

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