How this makeup whiz created the most recognizable monster of all-time

When Universal’s horror classic “Frankenstein” opened at the Mayfair Theater on Dec. 4, 1931, curious New Yorkers swarmed the Times Square cinema to experience what promised to be the scariest movie ever filmed. Boris Karloff in 1931’s ‘Frankenstein.’Courtesy Everett Collection They weren’t disappointed. One critic said that the premiere “aroused…