Film and television have held a fascination with horror nearly as long as they have existed, stretching back to Edison Studios’ short adaptation of Frankenstein. From Nosferatu through Dracula and Creature from the Black Lagoon, the silver screen quickly set about reminding audiences to fear the ugly, the grotesque, and the monstrous.

A certain sub-genre of movies and TV – increasingly prevalent – has sought to turn these horror icons into heroes. The new action-horror flick I, Frankenstein is a particularly over-the-top example of this trope in action.

The film’s release has gotten us thinking about other archetypal monsters recast as triumphant heroes. Join Screen Rant as we consider our favorite heroic modernized monsters.

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