Blair Witch reminded me so much of the times when I was 13 or 15 years old and my friends and I went to the nearest wood with Dad’s video camera to shoot a little horror flick.
The purpose of this movie cannot be seen very well. But for the audience it was produced in the 1920s, it must have been a very scary movie. The awakening of a dead matter is a theme that must have thrilled them a lot.
The way in which Hellraiser (1987) deals with the themes of belief, morality, greed and the self-destructive longing in man to explore everything, no matter what risk is to be taken, is very convincing and gives a whole new fascinating insight.
To me, Frankenstein is about mankind´s striving for superiority and its fatal outcomes. Dr. Frankenstein wants to surpass the laws of nature by bringing a dead body to life again.