The Frankenstein Theory - I give the filmmakers credit for trying something new with the Frankenstein mythos, but they fail to deliver much of anything interesting. Jonathan Venkenheim (Kris Lemche) has commissioned a documentary film crew to travel with him to the frigid far north of Canada near the Arctic Circle. It's there that he believes the still-living creature from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein can be found. Venkenheim posits that Shelley's novel was actually a fictionalized account of a true occurrence, and he knows this because it was his family, the Venkenheims, that created the monster. As the creature was an experiment in eternal life, Jonathan thinks the creature still exists, and he wants the film crew to help prove it. Also featuring Heather Stephens, Brian Henderson, Eric Zuckerman, Joe Egender and Timothy V. Murphy.
This is presented in the rapidly-tiresome "found footage" faux-documentary format. The story would have made a good 45-minute TV episode, but as a film, even at a short 86 minutes, it drags on too long, especially when [SPOILER] the creature isn't shown until the last 5 minutes, and then never very clearly. [END SPOILER] The producers were responsible for the 2010 movie The Last Exorcism, which I felt was one of the better "found footage" films, but that and this have the same problem: these projects work better when the cast is made up of unknowns. But when they're populated with recognizable actors and actresses from TV and films, the "reality" is quickly shattered. I give the movie a 7/10 for the concept, but ultimately the film gets a 4/10.