A Frankenstein Halloween
There won’t be any little monsters named Frankenstein knocking at your door this Halloween, even if that’s who they say they are. A common misconception about Mary Shelley’s ground-breaking 1818 horror novel, Frankenstein, is that the monster’s name is Frankenstein. Actually, the monster was created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein, but does not have a name. Nevertheless, the name has become synonymous with the monster -- and Halloween. Worldwide, frightening Frankenstein-themed attractions make great trips for Halloween.
Jeff Thoreson is a travel writer based in Washington, DC.