Film Archaeology Digs Up Edison’s Frankenstein Episode 07

Edison's Frankenstein

Edison KinetogramMore discoveries from Fort Lee Film Commission‘s Nelson Page and Tom Meyers – Library of Congress’ recent acquisition of film collection that includes Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein.

Considered the first filmed version of Mary Shelley’s famed novel Frankenstein and the first horror film, it was made by the Edison Company in 1910. this 16-minute short film was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley, and was shot in three days at the Edison Studios in the Bronx, New York City.