Director: Tim Burton

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


A wacky take-off on the original Frankenstein but here a young boy miraculously brings his pet dog back to life. The 28 minutes film is an affectionate, clever and creative spoof on '30s horror films. Fans of cinefantastique will revel in its references, and children and film-lovers of all ages will be delighted by this quirky new cult classic. Paul Bartel, making something of a career himself playing school teachers (Rock 'n' Roll High School), appears as the science teacher who inadvertently inspires the boy to undertake his wild experiment.

Screening Details

  • Film Type: Short
  • Run Time: 28 min.


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