The Movie: Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
What Is It?: What could have just been an update of Bride of Frankenstein is a totally individual film. Robert Morris is the young assistant of Pete Cushing’s Dr. Frankenstein. Morris is beheaded for a crime he didn’t commit. The good doctor resurrects him by transferring his soul into the body of his girlfriend, Susan Denberg, who’d drowned herself after witnessing the execution. A badly scarred brunette in life, Denberg somehow springs back to life as a blonde with perfect skin and a yen for revenge against the trio of snotty rich kids who committed the crime for which Morris was killed.
Why Today?: On this day in 1797, Mary Godwin is born.