Finding Frankenstein: Celebrating 200 Years 1818—2018

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Finding Frankenstein: Celebrating 200 Years. 1818-2018. Poster by Reverend Campbell. The Creature by Warlock Jason Leach.

In 1818, Mary Shelley published her fictional masterpiece, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. This novel introduced us to Victor Frankenstein, a sympathetic visionary obsessed with the act of creation of life. What he wrought sadly betrayed his dreams, being a monster. Without an identity, this creature was pure animal instinct, responding in the manner in which he was addressed, and though his actions were primal in nature, he staggered his way into our hearts and minds as a form of inspiration and admiration.

This story has inspired serious and humorous film adaptations, skits, plays, stories and artwork that have permeated our culture and imprinted on our collective consciousness like few works have before and since. It may be our connection to Victor Frankenstein, as a creator turning his back on the mythical god, or our connection with the monster, a reflection on how society has treated us and our religion.

Members of the Church of Satan have explored their inner Frankenstein—manifesting as a creator or creature—and this collection is one of shared creativity and personal expression in both homage and celebration of the 200th anniversary of this inspiring and cautionary novel. Behold the terrible beauty of our creations! We proudly present them to the world, an act of absolute defiance to established dogma, and proudly proclaim ourselves as creators whose monsters cannot and will not be ignored!

Special thanks to Warlock Jason Leach for permission to use his graphic of Frankenstein’s monster. A very special thanks to Reverend Byrd for the inspiration of this celebration.

Christopher Lee

—Christopher Lee and Screwbiter Studios

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Magister Bill M.

In this informative video, Magister Bill M. (host of “The Devil’s Mischief” on Radio Free Satan) explores the earliest music associated with Frankenstein, ranging from the first stage adaptations of the story to the first Frankenstein film. The video concludes with a rendition from a 1887 comedy musical, “Frankenstein, or the Vampire’s Victim”.

The olfactory composition of The Modern Prometheus by Witch Sara Josephine

The olfactory composition of The Modern Prometheus is Witch Sara Josephine’s interpretation of Dr. Pretorius’ refined influence on The Monster – Wine aged in Oud Bourbon Barrels and Cuban Tobacco. Delicious on any God & Monster. Available for your acquisition for a limited time from TheStillShow – Man, Myth & Magic On The Midway.

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Lean into It by Satanist Raul Atondo

Gather standing on top of those that need not fight for their tomorrows, kill for what dreams were spilled gutless from the heroes tha…t never spoke up,never stood up, determined their fear was, stay inside of your mom’s nest bitch, stay inside the heart of the cave of the useless while abandoned dreams birth fat nightmares that grew from the obese streets of the bold and badass. Fly high into the south of their coward battalions filling the paths with your ocean’s intent, make stone from steel through sheer power of will, create the house born of fire from fists […]

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Delilah the Snake Charmer

Dear Frankenstein I remember your body as it shook and your stitched-up face Ecstatic and excited as I watched you arise from the grave I listened to your strong heartbeat and felt it all electrified As you gazed into my eyes you looked mysteriously satisfied I held your sewn-on giant hand Small is what I felt compared to you Each time we took a stand We watched the humans walk on by What is this that I have created? A giant of a monster man To hold me close and always so near You never let anyone harm me And […]

Reverend Raul Antony

“There was none among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me, and sent me forth to this insupportable misery.” Audio Track ‘Cursed’ by Anarch: Cursed by Anarch