The Frankenstein Theory

Synopsis: From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, "Frankenstein," is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction...a nightmare from which there is no waking.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Andrew Weiner
Production: Image Entertainment
87 min

Where do you want me to look,

here to the camera or to you?

Just look at me.

Nah, just ignore camera.

Okay. Let's see.

Grew up in Washington D.C.

My parents were diplomats.

I attended GDS, it was a

private school in the city.

I graduated high school

when I was 16.

That's impressive.

Well, not really.

I started early and

skipped 8th grade.

College was Columbia.

Double major in

history and chemistry.

Odd combination.

No, not really, not really,

not when you

consider my work.

After college I received

my Masters in European History

from Oxford.

I liked Oxford,

I liked it a lot.

That's where I met Annie.

And then, uh, then here to L.A.

for my Ph.D.

Why Los Angeles?

The department chair,

Paul Zelevansky.

He's, uh...

He's by far the best mind

in my particular

area of expertise.

Which is...

Yes, well, that is the heart

of the matter, isn't it?

These letters...

They changed my life.

My grandfather showed them

to me when I was about

And since then,

the subject of those letters

has been the focal point

of my whole life.

What is the subject?

Well, uh, here goes.

In the novel Frankenstein,

the opening narrative is told

through a series of letters

that a Captain Walton

writes to his sister,

Margaret Saville.

Walton is an Arctic explorer,

his ship gets trapped

in the ice,

somewhere in the Arctic Circle,

and it is there that he meets

Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

He tells Walton his story.

Walton then relates

this same story to his sister

through a series of letters.

And these letters form

the basis of the novel.

These letters are

the basis of the novel.

What are you saying exactly?

I'm saying that, um...

I'm saying that Mary Shelley's


the novel,

is a work of non-fiction.

I'm saying

it's a work of non-fiction

disguised as fiction.

Or, or more accurately,

it is a fictionalization of

one of the most incredible,

true events in human history.

Annie, what's up?

Can I talk to you, please?

Yes... Um...

Can I talk to you now, please?

Could you excuse me for just

one second, please?

Yeah, of course.

No problem.



You want me to eavesdrop?


Good friend.



They'll be here as long as

they need to be.

Just tell them

to go please.

We talked about this.

You know that they

gotta be here

as long as they need

to document me.

So you can do

whatever you want,

and I just have to

live with it?

You can let them finish

what they're doing

and they'll leave.

I don't even know

what they are doing.


Should we go?

Maybe I should just

cancel my trip.

Yes, that'll be great.

I guess, that's not

important to you.

It's absolutely what

you do every single time.

Don't "please" me.

That has nothing

to do with what we are

talking about now.

Fine. You know what?

F*ck you. F*ck you.

Do whatever the f*ck you want.


That's not good.



Is everything okay?

Yeah, I'm sorry about that.

We just got our

schedules crossed.

Sure, is it...

Should we...

take off and maybe come

back tomorrow?

No, no, no, no, no, no.

Yes. Maybe

that's not a bad idea.

Sure thing,

we'll do that.



Luke, Luke.

Hi! My name is Brian

and I run sound

on a documentary film crew

our latest subject

is fucking...


Are you fucking

kidding me, Vicky?

You're welcome.

Oh, thank you.

You have got some

awesome friends.

I can't wait to see

where this goes, man.

Do not f*ck this up.

Guys, do not f*ck this up.

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