All well respected literary journals agree that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was a near miss on being considered a great classic. the Oxford Review of Literature quotes, "...perhaps a more drastic plot device to anchor this story to the sublime. Bikini clad Amazon women, for example, is just what Shelley's story thirsts for." So in 1981, "Frankenstein's Island" was released in order to fill out Shelley's horror story and perhaps convert it into a timeless classic. After all, is there any film plot in which very alluring bikini clad women, who run and jump a lot, will not enhance?