An Overlooked Movie Gem: Igor

Sophie Carmichael, Staff Writer

This family-friendly horror comedy, originally released in 2008, shines a light on what life would be like if you were in a dystopian world where you are assigned a life based on your appearance. The specific characteristic that determines your quality of life in this story is whether or not you have a hunchback. The hunchbacked people are considered ‘Igors’, whose only tasks are to be lab assistants to mad scientists and do anything they instruct. This story follows one specific Igor, whose only dream is to become a mad scientist and be the one giving out orders, instead of taking them. His lifelong dream finally starts to seem possible when his cruel master passes shortly before the annual Evil Science Fair. But will he have skills to show off and gain respect from the people, or will he continue to be looked down on for his looks and status? This is something you will have to find out for yourself by streaming it.