Frankenstein Friday is celebrated in America every last Friday of October. An amazing and at the same time frightening character received wide recognition from the public. We are sure that you have watched the film adaptations dedicated to Frankenstein more than once, so we invite you to join the celebration!
The creator of the hero is Mary Shelley. It happened like this: in 1816, the girl went to Geneva to her friend, the poet Byron. There were several other people with her. The weather was forcing: it was raining, there were climatic anomalies caused by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. The group stayed at the villa and could not go anywhere, so they spent time talking about ghosts.
To have some fun, Byron suggested a simple contest for the best mystery story. Mary won it easily by suggesting a story about Frankenstein. She was only 20 years old when this story was published anonymously. It was dedicated to her father, so people thought that he was the author. After a while, Shelley republished the story under her own name.
For two centuries, the character has appeared in films and cartoons, poems and horror stories are dedicated to him, from which goosebumps appear. Mary assured that she herself came up with the name of the hero, but critics believe that this decision was influenced by the castle with the same name. The holiday was founded in 1997 by Ryan McCloskey from New Jersey.
Did you know that:
- his name is translated as “stone of the Franks”;
- the mountain range, where the castle of the same name is located, is fraught with many mysteries: eyewitnesses claim that they often see UFOs, ghosts here, and also hear unusual sounds for the area;
- Mary was only 18 years old when she came up with the novel;
- the girl never received a literary award, although the popularity of the hero is amazing.
How to celebrate
Watch film adaptations featuring the character and compare them. Discuss with friends, discuss shooting, details, scale of the picture. Read the original version of the book to understand what has changed in modern times. Throw a Frankenstein themed party – invite your friends over and set costume requirements.
When is Frankenstein Friday celebrated in 2022?
Frankenstein Friday is observed on the last Friday of October each year.