Most horror is derived from real life experiences. This includes the classics of course. Werewolf stories are common but what are the facts? Even more terrifying is that Frankenstein is also based in history. Didn’t know? History Channel covered both of these and now releases them on DVD in HISTORY®’s FRANKENSTEIN: THE REAL STORY/THE REAL WOLFMAN DOUBLE FEATURE Read on…


The Frankenstein: The Real Story collection from HISTORY® examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. “In Search of the Real Frankenstein” looks at scientists throughout history who experimented with reviving animal and human corpses to find the secret force of life. “Frankenstein” explores the fact-or-fiction origins of the tale that became the first science fiction novel. “It’s Alive! The True Story of Frankenstein” further traces the story through all its artistic renditions, from 19th-century stage adaptations to 1930s silent films to Mel Brooks’s satirical Young Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh’s faithful horror interpretation. This spectacular set features interviews with actors including Gene Wilder and experts on Mary Shelley, the 19th-century novel, the horror genre, cinema makeup, and much more.


In the mid-1700s, a mysterious beast viciously attacked and killed 102 villagers in the French village of Gévaudan. The victims, mostly women and children, were mauled and decapitated, their naked bodies all bearing the savage bite marks of a non-human creature. The killings marked the largest number of alleged werewolf attacks in history and are a contributor to the Hollywood “Wolfman” legend. Venture deep into the mythology and folklore of werewolves with renowned cryptozoologist Ken Gerhardt and veteran criminal profiler George Deuchar as they investigate the reviled creature believed to brutally kill when the moon is full. Their investigation includes intriguing paranormal transformations, diseases that make men look and act like animals, and strange but true stories of children raised by wolves. What they uncover in the dark side of human nature is the horrific truth behind the Gévaudan werewolf attacks, and the wolfman within us all.

Title Copyright: It’s Alive! The True Story of Frankenstein © 1995, Frankenstein © 1997, In Search of the Real Frankenstein © 2008, The Real Wolfman © 2009, Cover Art And Design © 2017 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. HISTORY, the “H” logo and A+E Networks are trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Distributed by LIONSGATE® under license from A+E Networks.

Type: TV-on-DVD

Rating: TV-PG

Genre: TV Series

The Real Wolfman Closed-Captioned: English

Frankenstein: The Real Story Closed-Captioned: N/A

The Real Wolfman Subtitles: N/A

Frankenstein: The Real Story Subtitles: English SDH

Feature Run Time: 272 Minutes

DVD Format: 4×3 Full Screen 1.33:1 Presentation

DVD Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio

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