Need a little more weirdness in your life? Netflix’s upcoming mockumentary, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, might be just what you need in your life. It stars David Harbour, playing himself, and being an absolute goof about it. It comes out in just a couple weeks, and you can check out the new trailer for it right here.
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is a combination of interviews about and “found footage” of a doomed play. David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy) plays both himself and his father, who starred in the play. It has a very This Is Spinal Tap vibe, combining awkward silliness and deadpan seriousness. It’s very fitting, considering it’s written by John Levenstein (Arrested Development) and directed by Daniel Gray Longino (PEN15, Portlandia).
Besides Harbour, you’ll also see actors like Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, Alex Ozerov, and Marion Van Cuyck in the thirty minute mockumentary. These actors have all shown off their silly sides in addition to some major acting chops in past roles. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein looks like a bizarre combination of genres that fits perfectly into Netflix’s “Goofy Comedies” category.
In fact, the trailer keeps the cards pretty close to its chest as far as what Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is really about. Here’s the gist: Harbour finds footage of his father’s televised play, and he explores his family’s acting history through interviews and analyzing the footage. It’s all very meta and it’s all very strange. The footage of the play looks like old VHS footage, and everyone looks game for the faux-serious silliness.
Oh yeah, and Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is only 32 minutes long.
The mockumentary is produced by and coming to Netflix, and you can watch Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein on July 16. You’ll also get to see Harbour reprising his role as Jim Hopper in the third season of Stranger Things on July 4, also on Netflix. Stay tuned to our Twitter, the official NOFS subreddit, and Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club for more horror news and features.