Famous names: Directed by James Whale; starring Boris Karloff as the monster.
Crunchy goodness: 4
Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: The only contemporary reimagining of the Frankenstein story worth seeing is Frankenhooker, about a mad engineer who sews his dead girlfriend's head onto the (dead) body parts of hookers. Just see it - it's indescribably great.
The shit: Dr. Frankenstein's lab, complete with lightning-powered everything.
Life lesson: If you build an oversized humanoid monster out of dead bodies, chances are it will kill your girlfriend.