A few nights ago, I met three friends to watch the original Frankenstein movie. It was filmed in 1931 with Boris Karloff played the role of the monster. The well known story of Frankenstein was interesting to watch as Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant, Fritz, get body parts from cemeteries to create a monster. When the monster escapes there is a poignant moment where a little girl asks the monster to play and she gives him flowers. The monster appears to be content playing with the little girl as they toss flowers into the lake and watch the flowers float. When the monster picks up the little girl it is a breath-taking moment because we know that he is going to throw her into the lake also. Possibly thinking that she will float like the flowers, but she drowns.
The villagers are celebrating and dancing because Dr. Frankenstein is getting married. When the little girl's father shows up with his little daughter's dead body, the villagers get angry and go in search of the monster. Dr. Frankenstein approaches the monster and the monster carries him to an old wooden windmill. The doctor is thrown out of the window of the windmill but survives and the villagers set the wind mill on fire and destroy the monster.
What surprised me was how advanced actors, acting and filming have evolved since 1931. Some where along the way, the monster is called Frankenstein though in the original story he is just called the monster. There were some funny parts, not sure if they were meant to be humorous, but we laughed anyway.
Before the movie the hostess served bowls of chili with warm tortillas. She then served a liqueur called Amarula which was very tasty. It is a cream liqueur with 17% alcohol and made from the fruit of an elephant tree in South Africa. A very tasty drink!
For dessert we ate Magnum ice cream bars which were rich and tasty. It was a fun evening to celebrate the coming of Halloween!
IS WISHED FOR ALL!