It’s Alive!! Frankenstein Day Is August 30th

It’s Alive!! Frankenstein Day Is August 30th

by Dusan on August 27th, 2018 | |

There are two types of people in the world – those that wish summer would never end and those that are anxiously counting the days until Goth Christmas (October!). If you’re the latter, then we’ve got the perfect excuse to jumpstart your Halloween festivities a little early this year – August 30th, Frankenstein Day!

Frankenstein Day is an unofficial holiday among lifelong horror fans that pays homage to the iconic monster, as well as all things related to him. It also celebrates and honors the legacy of Mary Shelley, author of the beloved 1818 novel. Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 and published Frankenstein when she was just 22 years old.

Frankenstein isn’t just any scary story about a strangely loveable monster. Many horror aficionados consider it to be the original monster story, as well as an important predecessor to the science fiction genre so many people know and love today. Frankenstein is also considered one of the great novels of classic literature thanks to the way it addresses important themes like social rejection, ethics, spirituality, and progress. In other words, there are many reasons to honor and celebrate Frankenstein and the fact that it’s the original scary story is just one of them.

This Thursday, August 30th will be National Frankenstein Day 2018. It’s totally up to you how you celebrate, but the following are just a few suggestions to get you started.

  • Organize a Frankenstein-themed movie night featuring two or three of your favorite film adaptations of the timeless story. Not sure which to choose? It’s hard to go wrong with the classic Boris Karloff gems from Universal, Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Or, you can of course browse through All Horror’s official list of 47 Frankenstein flicks.
  • Visit your local library (yes, they’re still around) or hit up Amazon for a copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Already read it? Try a Mary Shelley biography instead or explore some of her other writings.
  • Get your kids, friends, coworkers, or family involved by busting out your Frankenstein-themed Halloween decorations a little early this year. Bake goodies, throw a party, or plan a themed dinner party.

And just in case you wind up loving Frankenstein Day to the same extent we do here at All Horror, you can look forward to a do-over this October. The last Friday of the month is known as Frankenstein Friday and would be a great opportunity for revisiting everyone’s favorite bolt-necked monster.

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