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Release Date: 2004
Publisher: USA Network
Original URL:
The site included four computer wallpaper files, a screensaver, and AOL Instant Messenger icons for download. Also included were a trailer, cast interviews and a behind the scenes featurette. These latter items were not downloadable.

Original Television Broadcast on the USA Network

Release Date: October 10, 2004
Publisher: Lions Gate Films


Release Date: September 13, 2005
Copyright: Program Content: © MMIV Lions Gate Television Inc.
Publisher: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
SBN: Cat. No. 16757


Director: Marcus Nispel
Writers: Dean R. Koontz (concept), John Shiban
Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann
Production Companies: Flame TV, Flame Ventures, L.I.F.T. Production, USA Cable Network
Not Rated
1h 28min

The entry for the original broadcast appears on page 78 of the October 10-16, 2004 issue of TV Guide. A brief description of this “movie” appears on page M24.

“The concept for this telefilm was originally developed by Dean R. Koontz and collaborator Kevin Anderson, and intended as a television series. When USA Networks joined the project as production company and distributor, Koontz signed on as screenwriter and executive producer. Martin Scorsese also signed on as executive producer, and a cast (most of whom were in the final product) was assembled. Following creative disputes between USA and Koontz, both Koontz and Scorsese left the project (Scorsese was later convinced to return). Koontz and Anderson later developed the concept into a series of novels (as “Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein”), but Koontz allowed USA to use the names of his characters as long as they altered the plot and removed his name from all consideration.”
Source IMDB

Variety                                                  “New twist for monster mash”
Jan 20, 2004                                   -Denise Martin & Josef Adlian
San Jose Mercury News                        “’Frankenstein’ arises for yet another movie”
Feb 1, 2004                             -Marilyn Beck & Stacy Janel Smith
Locus                                                   “People & Publishing”
March 2004, vol. 52 no. 3, p9
Reuters                                                 “Posey Leading ‘Frankenstein’ Revival at USA”
– Andrew Wallenstein
Mar 22, 2004                                   “Posey Lands Lead in Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein
Mar 22, 2004 (via Variety)
Sci-Fi Wire                                            “Posey Set for Frankenstein”
Mar 23, 2004                                     “In Real Time”                                  -Laura Weinert
Mar 24, 2004
The Washington Times                          “Tuning In: Posey gets ‘Frank’”
Mar 25, 2004                                            “Horror TV Update: ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Frankenstein’”
Mar 25, 2004
Houston Chronicle                                 “Posey to help bring ‘Frankenstein’ to life for USA”
Mar 26, 2004 (via Zap2It)                                      “TV role for Posey”
Apr 3, 2004                                           “Posey Tracks ‘Frankenstein’ for USA”
SciFi Magazine                                      “Frankenstein”
December 2004, Vol. 10, No. 6, p16

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