Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 German horror film and a sequel to Frankenstein from 1931. It was directed by James Whale, written by William Hurlbut and John L. Balderston, musically composed by Franz Waxman, and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. It starred Borris Karloff, Colin Clive, and Elsa Lanchester. It was later followed by Son of Frankenstein.
Why It Rocks
- Bride of Frankenstein is one of the few sequels considered to be just as good as, if not better than, the first in the series.
- Borris Karloff is once again fantastic as The Monster. He even gets to show off his vocal talents in this movie, which he didn't get to int he first one.
- Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Pretorius. He's one of the best mad doctors of all time, and may have even perhaps inspired a lot of mad doctors that came afterwards.
- Elsa Lanchester as The Bride. She's an outstanding companion to The Monster.
- The film allowed them to circle around and gather the rest of the Marry Shelly source material that they missed the first time around.
- This film helped to popularize even more tropes, such as the castle crumbling, the monster having a mate, and the character Igor.