almost 7 years
Classic comedy! I quote this movie all the bloody time.
Not as funny as some of Brooks's other films, but would recommend to a fan of his work
Mel Brooks' comical take on the Frankenstein story will have you on the floor dying.
over 7 years
A hilariously great movie. One of my favorites.
almost 8 years
Gotta love Fronkensteen and eyegore.
almost 8 years
Hilarious classic. Gene Wilder is great in everything
Mel Brooks is the king of spoof comedy. And with Wilder at his side? Instant classic.
Ruth Angela Boraggina
over 8 years
Quirky & hilarious! Great film if you're in the mood from some classic Gene Wilder!
Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Brooks and Wilder.
The film is an affectionate parody of the classical horror film genre, in particular the various film adaptations of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein produced by Universal in the 1930s. Most of the lab equipment used as props were created by Kenneth Strickfaden for the 1931 film Frankenstein. To further reflect the atmosphere of the earlier films, Brooks shot the picture entirely in black-and-white, a rarity in the 1970s, and employed 1930s-style opening credits and scene transitions such as iris outs, wipes, and fades to black. The film also features a notable period score by Brooks' longtime composer John Morris....