This is one of those straight out of left-field stories that I was absolutely in no way prepared for. I had, up until a moment ago, never even heard of Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, the new film from David Harbour that will debut on July 16th on Netflix.
David Harbour delves into the enigmatic history of his legendary acting family, as he examines his father’s legacy and role in a made-for-tv play. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein streams July 16 only on Netflix.
So, here’s the thing about Harbour. He’s a bit of an unknown element at this point, with most of us being aware of him through Stranger Things and an unfortunate Hellboy remake. We know he has a sense of humor. We know he has acting chops. We know Hellboy’s staggering failure wasn’t his fault.
Now, check out this trailer from Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein:
Oh, David Harbour’s funnier than hell. It takes some serious acting chops to goof on Orson Welles this beautifully, and I laughed way more than I thought I would while watching this trailer.
Watch Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein as part of a double feature with They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, the documentary that chronicles Welles’ fight to make his final masterpiece, The Other Side of the Wind. You’ll see how genius Harbour is with this project.
Welles spent the last 15 years of his life trying to bring The Other Side of the Wind to life, hoping to stage a come-back to American cinemas after being blacklisted by Joseph McCarthy in the 1950’s. Welles was driven to finish the film without a script, and with financing that was less than secure. His film was even seized by the Iranian government at one point, which forced the increasingly desperate Welles to pull off some dazzling cons to try and rescue the print.
I’m really excited to see what Harbour is bringing to life on Netflix with Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, which also stars Alex Ozerov and Kate Berlant.