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Frankenstein’s Creature

Director: Sam Ashurst

Writer: James Swanton

Cast: James Swanton

Cert: TBC

Running time: 91mins

Year: 2018




What’s the story: In a dilapidated house, Frankenstein’s Creature recounts the events of his life.

What’s the verdict: Frankenstein directed by the alien from Under the Skin provides a sense of what to expect from Sam Ashurst’s singular directorial debut.

Based on lead actor James Swanton’s one-man play and told exclusively from the Creature’s point of view, this demands your attention for the full 91-minute run time. Yet, for those willing to take the journey, Frankenstein’s Creature is an extraordinary experience.

Film critic turned filmmaker Ashurst elects to shoot in a single fixed take, locked on the recess of a derelict house in which the Creature recounts his...

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Dark Alchemy – Sam Ashurst Talks Frankenstein’s Creature

 

Perhaps the most unusual film playing at FrightFest 2018 is Sam Ashurst’s singular directorial debut, Frankenstein’s Creature. Based on a one-man play by the film’s star James Swanton, it is a breathtaking experience.

Set in the ruins of an unnamed house and shot in a single, fixed take, this is the Frankenstein story as told exclusively from the Creature’s point of view.

Ashurst was good enough to give up a chunk of one Saturday afternoon to discuss his memorable creation. Being a working film critic, this meant a conversation steeped in movie knowledge. And if you like the below, we recommend you check out the Arrow Video podcast the director co-hosts with special effects artist Dan Martin.

It was a lengthy, rewarding conversation, ranging from the practicalities of shooting l...

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