Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Halloween Heroines, Hoodlums: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 12:00 PM
LITTLE ROCK — From beautiful, alluring and heroic Scream Queens to those talents who were genius enough to bring our fondest nightmares to life to the most dangerous horror icons of all time, they bid you welcome. The influential women of scary movies are the focus of this month's ongoing tribute: Halloween Heroines and Hoodlums.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
Mary Shelley is the Matriarch of the Macabre thanks to her 1818 Gothic novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus." When it comes to celebrating women in horror, commemoration begins and ends with Shelley. Despite her work being published decades prior to the earliest age of filmmaking, her tale of the mad scientist and his monster led to countless reproductions of her literary work in motion pictures.
Such examples include, but are not limited to, Universal's classic "Frankenstein"(1931) starring The Uncanny Boris Karloff and Hammer Film's "The Curse of Frankenstein"(1957) with Peter Cushing portraying Dr. Frankenstein. Check out the videos below for examples of Frankenstein in film from the Silent Era to today.
"I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves," Mary Shelley said.
For more information on this iconic woman of horror, and how she literally held her husband's heart in her hands, check out the videos below now!