The Frankenstein-Dracula variation (1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Nxe4!? is a monstrous thicket of complications which still have not been fully explored. The opening leads to fascinating positions which will bring enjoyment both in tournament and correspondence play. Although some theorists have treated the variation as dead and buried, experiements have managed to bring the monster variation back to life for Black, and it can now be considered fully playable.
National Master Eric Schiller presents an overview of contemporary theory, historical background, over 200 complete games and atmospheric excerpts from the original Frankenstein and Dracula stories in a monograph which aims to be both entertaining and instructive.