Film: Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Location: Haunted Home/Forest/Civilized area
Height/Weight: Slighty larger than the average human.
Summary: Who doesn't know of the tragedy that is Professor Frankenstein? The man who dared to play God, Frank's seen things no man should, but what of the monster he created? Indeed, Frankenstein's monster has been through absolute Hell, and no amount of apparent death will stop it.
History: Professor Henry Frankenstein has always dreamt of creating the perfect human being, and he has all the equipment to do it. He even has an evil hunchbacked lab assistant. He just needs the body parts to do it. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to him, that assistant brought in the brain of a convicted criminal as the final puzzle piece. Upon being brought to life, this new being is quick to lash out at anything it views as a threat. And society's disgust with him is where this monster's problems only begin...
Notable Kills: A tragically unintentional one occurs when the monster tries playing a game with a little farmgirl. After running out of petals to throw into the water, the monster decides that she's able to float. She isn't. You can practically see the monster's heart break.
Final Fate: Frankenstein's monster can't stop dying. He's been in a burning windmill, blew himself up alongside his not-so-loving "bride", cast into a pit of sulfur, stuck in about two burning buildings, gotten stuck in a flood alongside feared werewolf Larry Talbot, and stuck in quicksand. It was in a third collapsing castle that the monster just gave up and walked into the fire, welcoming death.
Powers/Abilities: Sheer brute strength.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-Frankenstein sure made for one imposing, hulking brute. But honestly, it's easier to pity this poor sap rather than hate on him. No matter how many times he tries to find companionship or peace, there's always something or someone to screw it all up. No wonder he began to accept death so quickly.
Trivia: -In the original ending to Mary Shelly's original story, Frankenstein chases his monster all the way to the North pole, where they both die.
-Universal's take on the Frankenstein monster has been played by, in order, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Glenn Strange.