William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

 

 

 

Bride of Frankenstein, Elsa Lanchester

 

 

        The dream of the reason produces monsters

                          Goya

 

 

 

 

Dracula, Bela Lugosi

"All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us."

 

 

 

 

Frankenstein, Boris Karloff

"Remember, that I am thy creature; I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded. I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous."

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mummy, Boris Karloff

"I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity: but am I not alone, miserably alone? You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow-creatures, who owe me nothing? they spurn and hate me."

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We may not part until you have promised to comply with my requisition. I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects."

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Frederich March

"No sympathy may I ever find. When I first sought it, it was the love of virtue, the feelings of happiness and affection with which my whole being overflowed, that I wished to be participated. But now that virtue has become to me a shadow and that happiness and affection are turned into bitter and loathing despair, in what should I seek for sympathy?"

 

 

 

 

 

"I am content to suffer alone while my sufferings shall endure: when I die, I am well satisfied that abhorrence and opprobrium should load my memory. Once my fancy was soothed with dreams of virtue, of fame, and of enjoyment. Once I falsely hoped to meet with beings who, pardoning my outward form, would love me for the excellent qualities which I was capable of unfolding."

 

 

"I was nourished with high thoughts of honour and devotion. But now crime has degraded me beneath the meanest animal. No guilt, no mischief, no malignity, no misery, can be found comparable to mine. When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were once filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness. But it is even so; the fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone."

 

 

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

Hellen Keller

 

 

 

My childhood memories are filled with horror movies. I enjoyed every minute of them, and I never was afraid, because I always tried to look beyond the masks. And I just felt sad for the monsters, because their only sin was called loneliness. This is my little tribute to all those great movies that made me dream and befriend those monsters in my dreams.

 

 

The texts illustrating the pictures are extracts from the book "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

Layout and graphics by Fata Morgana,, 2002

 

Thanks to for the great effects