While Halloween and even All-Hallows Eve are celebrated every year with candy, costumes and a few tricks; there is another fun holiday that takes a more literary turn at celebration. Take a look at 10 Spooktacular Facts about Frankenstein Day and add it into your autumnal fun.
- Frankenstein Day or Frankenstein Friday is celebrated on the last Friday in October.
- Every monster deserves a birthday. Frankenstein Friday celebrates the birth of Frankenstein and his diabolical creator.
- Frankenstein has been a scary figure in movies and books for nearly 200 years.
- Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley wrote the book “Frankenstein” at the tender age of only 21.
- The most famous actor that played Frankenstein was the lurking actor Boris Karloff.
- Frankenstein Day was created in 1997 by Ron MacCloskey.
- Lots of spooky stuff comes from MacCloskey’s hometown of Westfield, NJ. Charles Addams, the cartoonist who created the original Addams Family also hails from the terror town in NJ.
- Frankenstein Friday falls on a Friday because MacCloskey loved the association between Frankenstein and Friday.
- He also thought more people were able to party on Friday v. Halloween when it falls on a Tuesday or a Sunday. Lucky partygoers this year: Halloween is on a Saturday. Now you can celebrate on Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st!
- Can’t attend the Oscars or the Emmys? Try winning a Franky Award instead. Recipients are awarded prizes for contributions to Frankenstein awareness.
Celebrating Frankenstein Friday for the first time? Watch a black and white Frankenstein movie and watch Karloff shuffle through across the screen. Read the original novel again or for the first time. Party like it is 1818 and you are Mary Shelley writing down her words of fear for the first time.
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