Gods and Monsters



Film Info
Film Type:Anniversary
Special Presentation
Narrative Feature
Current Events/History
Release Year:1998
Runtime:105 min
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bill Condon
Cast:Brendan Fraser
Ian McKellen
Producer(s):Paul Colichman
Gregg Fienberg
Executive Producer(s):Clive Barker
David Forrest
Stephen P. Jarchow


Once a powerful Hollywood director best known for “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” James Whale (Ian McKellen) is long since retired and in increasingly poor health. His stalwart housekeeper, Hanna (Lynn Redgrave), quietly disapproves of Whale’s faceless, nameless parade of young gay lovers, but when the director takes an interest in new gardener Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), a former Marine and Korean War veteran, it seems to be for something more than his usual casual conquest. This partially fictionalized account of Whale’s last days is based on Christopher Bram’s novel “Father of Frankenstein” and won an Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay.


In attendance: Brendan Fraser to introduce the film at 10:10 AM