Young Frankenstein , directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder, is apparently one of the classics for any Halloween need-to-watch list. I just recently watched it for the very first time after hearing my professor ramble on and on about it in my film class last year. Halloween movies are infamous for being out there, spooking audiences with ghouls and growls and ghosts. Young Frankenstein did that, while also maintaining a comedic plot and characters. The film is smothered with sexual innuendos, but that is where most people stop when examining the film.
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Combining satire, parody and slapstick, the film is effective primarily due to its reinterpretation of genre tropes and its commitment to illustrating how inequitable cultural systems are predicated upon illogical thinking so absurd as to be laughable. And, on the whole, it is a largely effective undertaking. Instead, the rape scene serves as a spectacular example of the failure of allyship. Though Young Frankenstein traffics in primarily s horror film satirization, its female depictions deconstruct a larger swath of cinematic performances.