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Bride Of Frankenstein


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   Bride Of Frankenstein Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
9.24 /10
 
Starring
Boris Karloff , Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger
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Directed by: James Whale
Written by: John L. Balderstone, William Hurlbut


 
 
 
Released: 1935
   
Genre: MONSTER
HORROR
SERIES
SCIENCE FICTION
SEQUEL
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 90
 
 


 
Dr Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) blackmails Baron von Frankenstein (Colin Clive) into resuscitating his monster (Boris Karloff) and making him a bride (Elsa Lanchester).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Much admired on release for its production values, monster and sense of humour, this is now generally considered the finest of all the Frankenstein movies. Boris Karloff is moving as the monster, and James Whale directs this sequel to his 1930 original with panache.

Although some of the sequences have been parodied so often that they have lost a lot of their impact, most of the humour is intentional. The big problem is that, because so much of it is camp and the monster is so sympathetic, the film isnít nearly as horrific or frightening as it seemed in the 1930s.

Mel Brooks made an amusing parody of the movie in Young Frankenstein (1975).


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