A small selection of horror films that more or less deals with inventions and mad scientists.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) directed by Robert Wiene
A killer combination of German expressionism and sleep walking of a film.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) directed by John S. Robertson
The novella by Robert Louis Stevenson has been adapted to screen quite a few times. This version from 1920 features John Barrymore who, by the way, pretty much died during a radio show. His last words were: ‘Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.’ This was however not caught on tape or aired.
Frankenstein (1931) directed by James Whale
Dr. Frankenstein reinvents life which could have been a great success if only Fritz didn’t mess up the brains. This movie also messed up little Ana’s brain in the beautiful film ‘The Spirit of the Beehive’ (1973).
The Brain that wouldn’t Die (1962)
Scientist like brains. So does B-movie film makers.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
The poster says it all.