The humour in this animated gothic spoof of Frankenstein isn’t so much jocular as jugular, with John Cusack providing the voice of the title character, a hapless hunchbacked lab assistant to a mad scientist (John Cleese) who dreams of building his own monster. Except that all of Igor’s creations – including the reanimated body of an angry rabbit (Steve Buscemi), a disembodied brain floating in a recycled vacuum cleaner (Sean Hayes) and a less-than-monstrous wannabe actress stitched together from mismatched body parts (Molly Shannon) – are all crushing disappointments. Although the jokes have a morbid edge, the characters are delightfully silly and the film itself is quite genial. It should provide good fun for  kids – and adults – with a weird sense of humour.