This movie is weird. And yes, it is a little scary. And yeah, it’s heavily implied that the monster kills a little girl when she’s picking flowers. (This is crazy too, because in the book, he does the opposite, but whatever.) Visually, though, this movie is PURE HALLOWEEN. The lightning storm that creates Dr. Frankenstein’s creature is worth the whole movie. Plus, believe it or not, this movie actually has a happy ending. (Just not for the monster!)
Boris Karloff is perfect as the creature, and those bolts on his neck feel legitimately awesome, unlike every version of the character you’ve seen after that.