Frankenstein has been a staple of Halloween for as long as we can remember. He’s big, he’s scary, he’s a monster! It’s the perfect spooky combination. Have some Halloween fun with our coloring pages. Bring Frankenstein to life with your crayons! The story of Frankenstein started in 1818 as a novel and was made popular as we know it today by a host of movies starring Boris Karloff in the early 1930s. Many of us remember Gene Wilders’s rendition in 1974. Today we still see a multitude of Frankenstein movies.