NOTE: Today I also am talking about writing - and dogs! - at Pens Paws and Claws - Writers & The Animals They Love blog!
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the classic horror tale, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Follow along with a variety of events during Halloween week, Oct. 22-31 on the Frankenreads.com website, organized by the Keats-Shelley Assn. of America. There are some cool resources, printies and posters on the website.
Ever since Mary Shelley wrote her horrific story, the monster has been a big part of our culture. I did some checking around and found there's quite a bit of Frankenstein-related things online.
* Wikipedia has a list of all the ways Frankenstein has influenced culture in TV, movies, music, books and more.
* Music: Who can forget the Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett
Some things to do:
* Make a simple spinner game for kids.
* Here's a video-science game with Dr. Tori Frankenstein that you can play online, Frankenstein 200. See Frankenstein.Life to take a personality test first, (not sure if it goes further).
* Pretty cool: Chicago theaters will have four new stage plays about Frankenstein as part of Frankenfest.
* How much do you know? Take a Frankenstein quiz. Here's another multiple-choice quiz.
* Watch the official 1931 Universal movie trailer for Frankenstein, played by Boris Karloff:
* Find various versions of the Frankenstein novel - download a free version on the website.
* Visit the other October Frights Blogs - prizes & more!!