On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 98% based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 9.04/10.

“He felt it would take away from [his performance in the original film] and I think he was wrong,” she said. singer Sting as Dr. Frankenstein, Clancy Brown as the Frankenstein [With bizarre irony, these two villagers are Perhaps death is sacred and I profaned it. The air itself is filled [40] While the Winnipeg Free Press thought that the electrical equipment might have been better suited to Buck Rogers, nonetheless the reviewer praised the film as "exciting and sometimes morbidly gruesome", declaring that "All who enjoyed Frankenstein will welcome his Bride as a worthy successor. Her bandage-wrapped body is raised through the roof. [In the original Frankenstein film, Look! Henry goes to Pretorius's lab, where he shows Henry several homunculi he has created, including a miniature queen, king, archbishop, devil, ballerina, and mermaid. Clarke from the earlier Frankenstein film) at Castle Frankenstein. Pretorius guarantees her safe return upon Henry's participation. Bride of Frankenstein was released to critical and popular acclaim, although it encountered difficulties with some state and national censorship boards. Henry again refuses, and Pretorius orders the Monster out, secretly signaling him to kidnap Elizabeth. in his mountain laboratory, picking dead men apart and building

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The film reunited Colin Clive (as Dr. Frankenstein) with Boris Karloff

The scene shifts to the end of the 1931 Frankenstein, in 1899. Lord Byron (Gavin Gordon), poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Walton) and The Bride of Frankenstein is a fictional character first introduced in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus and later in the 1935 film Bride of Frankenstein. I could have bred a race. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest sequels in cinematic history, with many fans and critics considering it to be an improvement on the original Frankenstein. [71] In 2015, the six-film Universal Classic Monsters Collection was released on DVD.

brain could have devised. [10] Universal staff writer Tom Reed wrote a treatment under the title The Return of Frankenstein, a title retained until filming began. It's alive!" introspects to herself, refusing to take any responsibility for the [3] Lanchester modeled the Bride's hissing on the hissing of swans. The Bride of Frankenstein is a fictional character first introduced in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus and later in the 1935 film Bride of Frankenstein.

As Elizabeth races to Henry's side, the Monster rampages through the laboratory. The Bride of Frankenstein was remade with rock (1931). to the visualization of the film's story. The studio agreed. Consult the artwork for both releases below and revisit our interview with Waxwork founder Kevin Bergeron shortly after. The punishment that befell a mortal “The Bride of Frankenstein” went through many writers, until settling on William Hurlbut’s version. Rather, it’s another crazed scientist who goes by the name of Dr. Pretorius. [73][74] That same year, the Complete Legacy Collection was released on Blu-ray. the world the secret that God is so jealous of - the formula for surname only in bold letters: KARLOFF. it was titled The Return of Frankenstein until it was released.

Following the success of Whale's The Invisible Man, producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. realized that Whale was the only possible director for Bride; Whale took advantage of the situation in persuading the studio to let him make One More River. In 1934, Whale set John L. Balderston to work on yet another version, and it was he who returned to an incident from the novel in which the creature demands a mate. for him to put the past behind him, and he "raves" with [37] The New York Post described it as "a grotesque, gruesome tale which, of its kind, is swell". [85] In May 2017, Universal Pictures announced their shared universe film series of rebooted, modern-day interpretations of their classic Universal Monsters titled, Dark Universe.

It was used in the subsequent sequels including The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein (1939) Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) and many others. Filmmakers John Krasinski and Sam Raimi have individually had discussions with the studio regarding potentially directing, while Variety reported that Krasinski was given options to develop films from the roster of monsters owned by Universal Pictures. Asked by Although the creature had been a mute in the first movie, Whale decided that the reanimated corpse ought to pick up some basic language skills during the sequel. Bride of Frankenstein, American horror film, released in 1935, that is a sequel to Frankenstein (1931), with Boris Karloff reprising his role as the misunderstood monster. That's a critical interpretation that has nothing to do with the original inspiration. Film Scenes, Greatest It's the Devil that prompts you. [4][5] Frequently identified as James Whale's masterpiece,[46] the film is lauded as "the finest of all gothic horror movies".

[93] He stated: "That was a heartbreaker, really [...] the simplest way to say it is that I think The Mummy, and not to say anything against the movie, but the fact that that hadn't worked for them and it was the beginning of this whole reinvention of their monsters gave them cold feet at the end of the day. There’s a miniature queen; a gluttonous king, clearly modeled after Henry VIII; a ballerina; a drowsy archbishop; and even a bearded figure whom Pretorius introduces as “the very devil” himself.

[43][44], The film's reputation has persisted and grown since its release. In London, Lanchester used to take frequent strolls through The Regent’s Park with her husband. While Henry and Elizabeth flee, the monster sheds a tear as the Bride hisses, and he then pulls the lever, triggering the destruction of the laboratory and tower. Ernest Thesiger as a necromancer who has miniaturized and imprisoned [8] Lanchester said of her bride costume, "I drank as little liquid as possible.

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[11] Later that day, Karloff broke his hip, necessitating a stunt double. Don't remind me of it tonight. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [10] Early in production, Whale decided that the same actress cast to play the Bride should also play Mary Shelley in the film's prologue, to represent how the story — and horror in general — springs from the dark side of the imagination. The Bride of Frankenstein is one of 6 monsters featured in the 1998 Pinball Machine "Monster Bash" by Williams. year old Valerie Hobson), Dr. Frankenstein's wife. Lord Byron, England's greatest sinner. Mary defends her Frankenstein novel to her admirer, There! The following film, Son of Frankenstein, reveals that the monster survived the explosion, while Pretorius and the Bride presumably died.

"Nothing will be resolved in this picture except the end destruction scene. The melody comes from “Ave Maria,” a famous prayer composed by Franz Schubert in 1825. as thunder crackles.

[30][31] On the first day, Karloff waded in the water below the destroyed windmill wearing a rubber suit under his costume. [There are so few sequels that are superior to their predecessors - another example would be The Godfather, Part II (1974).]

at her worst without, and we three, we elegant three within. (1939), featuring Karloff's third and final appearance as The “It’s a lot of people’s favorite horror film," said bestselling author Neil Gaiman of The Bride of Frankenstein. ordeal of the "horrible experience" has made it difficult [10], Whale met Franz Waxman at a party and asked him to score the picture. You live!" It was a philosophical consideration of a man who defied In Bride of Frankenstein, Henry Frankenstein's (Colin Clive) mentor Doctor Septimus Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) proposes to Henry that together they create a mate for his monster (Boris Karloff), with Henry creating the body and Pretorius supplying an artificially-grown brain. Unsatisfied and vengeful, They escape to Germany where he teaches her to become her own woman.

ear-piercing scream counter-points the Monster's revival with Henry's Speaking of which, the vinyl release will be paired with the latest entry in Waxwork’s series of Spinatures. Like all the others." And when you The impressive musical score was composed by Franz Waxman. have written a tale that sent my blood into icy creeps.

The film series began with the 2017 film The Mummy, and was expected to continue with Bride of Frankenstein on February 14, 2019 with Bill Condon directing the film,[86] but Universal and Condon have decided to postpone this movie.

[16] Because of Mae Clarke's ill health, Valerie Hobson replaced her as Henry Frankenstein's love interest, Elizabeth. The screenwriters set the story in contemporary New York. gallows where he swung creaking in the wind. [7] James Whale initially refused to direct Bride, believing he had "squeezed the idea dry"[8] on the first film. Mary pricks herself while sewing, drawing blood and

Fed up with Minnie's noisy contentiousness about In the novel Frankenstein creates a mate, but destroys it without bringing it to life. She had. Naturally, Universal wasted no time in planning a sequel. [50] In 2016, James Charisma of Playboy ranked the film #7 on a list of 15 Sequels That Are Way Better Than The Originals. He continued to object to such dialogue in revised scripts,[33] and to a planned shot of the Monster rushing through a graveyard to a figure of a crucified Jesus and attempting to rescue the figure from the cross. rejuvenation, and parodies Henry's famous exclamation from the first "[20] This decision also meant that Karloff could not remove his dental plate, so now his cheeks did not have the sunken look of the original film.

- nearer. What did he think? Elsa Lanchester was double-cast in this movie. [28], Shooting began on January 2, 1935,[29] with a projected budget of US$293,750 ($5.48 million as of 2020) – almost exactly the budget of the original – and an estimated 36-day shooting schedule. Lanchester had returned alone to London when Whale contacted her to offer her the dual role. [101], This article is about the 1935 film. As with the first film, Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as the Monster. down into the mill (again watched by the owl), and stalks off into