Overall Rank: 479
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 166
Theatrical Release Date: 04/22/1935
Genre: Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: James Whale
Actors: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon
Plot: Dr. Frankenstein builds his monster a mate, The Monster's Bride.
Quick Movie Reviews
Ryan Stephen M - wrote on 04/14/2013
Very good old horror movie in which a bride for Frankenstein is made. To me, this is not quite as good as Frankenstein, but it's close.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/06/2011
Not quite as melancholy as the first, but probably a little scarier. Paired with Frankenstein, this film is a movie monster classic that still has its share of chills.
Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/03/2013
In this picture we see what happens to Frankenstein. The over acting of certain background characters were evident and we only see a glimpse of the Bride of Frankenstein. The build-up was not enough and the conclusion seems rushed much like the first. Screenplay was effective with so many quotable lines: "We must work together." "Creation of life is enthralling." "Your welcome my friend whoever you are." "It is bad to be alone...friend good." "There is good and there is bad." "The human heart is the most complex part of the body." A lot of symbolism's were made by critics, for this reviewer, thematics of creation, having compassion of the heart, beating loneliness; friendship and acceptance/alienation were portrayed to perfection. Bride of Frankenstein could have been great, not …
SmokeScreener - wrote on 03/10/2009
"Bride of Frankenstein" is probably the best of the Universal Frankenstein films of the 1930's and 1940's. Boris Karloff reprises the role for this film and manages to show a subtle evolution of the character, creating a sympathetic monster who longs for true friendship. Realizing that he will never find companionship among humans, he is encouraged by his creator's decision to make him a female mate. As you can imagine, this doesn't go as well as the monster had hoped.
As always, I monitoired the film for tobacco use. There are several pro-tobacco scenes in the film which teach the monster to associate smoking with friendship. I have written a detailed discussion of this on my website at: http://smokescreeners.org/post/2008/11/12/Bride-of-Frankenstein.aspx. The film earned a …