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Larry Fessenden creates a monster video for “Frankenstein”

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Filmmaker Larry Fessenden once explored Frankensteinian mad science in his debut feature NO TELLING, and now the man behind WENDIGO and THE LAST WINTER has homaged the horror staple once more with a music video for Life in a Blender’s “Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped.” Check it out past the jump!

The song comes from Life in a Blender’s acclaimed new album WE ALREADY HAVE BIRDS THAT SING, and is about a man watching the classic Boris Karloff movie and hoping for something other than its tragic outcome. “It’s about that feeling you get when you watch all great tragedies,” says the band’s frontman Don Rauf, who wrote “Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped.” “You think somehow Othello won’t murder Desdemona. Somehow Frankenstein won’t kill that little girl. Filmmaker Larry Fessenden did an amazing job capturing that feeling of the distraught theatergoer who can’t accept the inevitable—the horror will never change and yet he can’t stop himself from seeing it over and over… We were fortunate to film at Theatre 80, which has a great history as a film revival house. Throughout the 1980s, I saw many a great double bill there, including the original FRANKENSTEIN. Larry not only captured the magic of Theatre 80, he nailed the feeling of the original FRANKENSTEIN, replicating the pivotal monster-girl scene from the movie, and in some scenes, bringing life to a lifeless puppet.”

If you’re in the New York area and want to check out Life in a Blender live, catch a free outdoor concert they’re giving on Wednesday, July 30 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at One New York Plaza.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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