Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Mike / October 2nd, 2011

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)



  • Hydrassas

    October 2, 2011 at 1:19 am

    The 30’s and 40’s were a great time for cinema, I often forget that I’m watching a different era when I watching one from that period. 🙂

  • TehJedicake

    October 2, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Love this movie!!

  • lamecasuelas

    October 2, 2011 at 1:27 am

    ican finaly go to sleep after this!!!

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    October 2, 2011 at 1:32 am

    That chess scene with them name dropping Dracula and Frankenstein was totally bizarre. Also every mad scientist really needs a self destruct mechanism to keep the outside world from stealing and exploiting crude science experiments.

  • October 2, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I remember watching Bride of Frankenstein when I was very young. Great review and memory jolt! That screaming lady sucks lol

  • Valis77

    October 2, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Fire No Good!
    Game No Good!

  • Torus202

    October 2, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Excellent. Thank You. Love these reviews.

  • October 2, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Great review sadly only dracula and bride of frankenstein are the only golden age horror movies i have seen. I always thought it was weird with the name and all being bride of frankenstein :P. Also awesome when u upload ur vids always comes out around the evening 5:30 – 6.00pm in Australia (AEST).

    Another comment, early i kno but for next years Monster madness i’d say as a request and an idea is to do 10min reviews of directors that inspired u or u like persoanlly like such as todd browning, james whale, wes craven, eli roth, john landis, rob zombie just to name a few. I think it would be a pretty good idea since personally i believe your pretty professional when it comes to horror remember when i watching death puppy i thought it was pretty well done. (sorry for the really early suggestion i wouldn’t of remembered it next year since it only came to me last night)

  • Hadron24

    October 2, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Awesome long review. I wouldn’t really have the time/patience to watch the whole movie but these reviews sum it up perfectly so it helps a lot. It’s a great addition to give emotions and dialogues to a monster.

  • probablytheonlyswede

    October 2, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Yay number 2

    James i´ve noticed you say “leever” instead of “leaver”


  • CaptnHowdy

    October 2, 2011 at 3:12 am

    For those who have’t I recommend watching “Mary shelly’s Frankenstein” with Robert Deniro. Its good stuff, and pretty disturbing in parts. And come on! its Deniro…

  • October 2, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Just picked up the 75th Anniversary edition of Frankenstein, as well as the Universal Classic Moster Collection edition of The Bride Of Frankenstein. Thanks for the great reviews this weekend, James. I really appreciate your work, especially around October. : )


    October 2, 2011 at 3:43 am

    You should make one of this but for Sci FI movies such as Back to the Future and so. Pick the movies you like the most and make a marathon like this one by reviewing one every day. That would be amazing.

  • BigBoss

    October 2, 2011 at 3:57 am

    All i have to say is WOW, cinemassacres monster madness Is off to a really great start I mean wow you really outdone yourself this year James, and if this wasn’t mind blowing enough I just cannot wait for the AVGN Movie.

  • October 2, 2011 at 4:39 am

    awesome. these long reviews are just awesome.

  • Hypoxic

    October 2, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Fire… no good.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 2, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I too agree that Bride of Frankenstein is a superior sequel. It’s my favorite Frankenstein movie of all time. This review is excellent. Keep up the good work, James. To me, I’ve always referred to the monster as Frankenstein. It’s better he has a name rather than being reffered to as The Frankenstein Monster. Frankenstein fits him perfectly.

    Also, what are those movies in the intro at the beginning of the video? There’s a clip where a guy is turning into a monster and another clip where some chick is decapitating another chick’s head with an axe. What are the titles of those movies?

  • xdeathknightx

    October 2, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I always liked the 30s movies, special effects were still being developed so they did a lot to set an atmosphere. They usually get more out of me than any of the special effects ridden movies of today.

  • jdizzle86

    October 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Tiny people:

    End of The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914).

    Three people have been turned to stone, and one of them gets shrunk so his girlfriend can take him with her while she helps find the antidote. When the antidote is made, everyone is restored to life, except he’s still shrunk. He’s shortly restored and it’s obviously a simple effect with either film processing or forced perspective, but it is a tiny person onscreen predating 1935.

  • tumAngor

    October 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    just for the note: dr. Frankenstein created the monster, so i guess the monsters last name would also be Frankenstein. like if the monster is the son of dr. Frankenstein. so its not illogical to call the monster “Frankenstein”.

  • Matheus-007

    October 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Karloff throws Karl off. Too much pun?

  • Hourglass

    October 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Wonderful trivia and information in these reviews, James. You really know how to present these classic old films to a younger audience.

  • October 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I was concerned a month or so ago when you said something to the effect of, “I’m busy because I have a lot to get together for Monster Madness this year”, that it would be changed with some crazy new look or something. My favourite Cinemassacre videos are clips from the material with a James voiceover, and it looks like we’ll have another great year of that.

    Though the Dracula / Frankenstein AVGN videos had an awesome feel too, so something ilke that wouldn’t be too bad, either.

  • October 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Dr. Pretorious is easily an inspiration for Scar.

    *In the Castle Laboratory*:
    Dr. Frankenstein: “Alright, Fritz, hand me the….NO WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING DON’T PULL THAT!!!”

  • scronan

    October 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Fire bad! Fire bad! ^_^

    Great review James – thank you for all of your hard work with this. 🙂

  • frostare

    October 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What? Whatever happened to Safie?

  • October 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Love October! My favorite month with December of course my 2nd 🙂

    One day, you should do a commentary or review on Frankenstein Unbound that starred John Hurt, Michael Hutchence of INXS and Raúl Juliá as Frankenstein in 1990.. Now that was a bit funky with time travel aspects and stuff

    Monstah Madness rocks!


  • October 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    actually, I have always known that Frankenstein was the name of the Doctor. I had just always assumed that the Doctor had named the monster after himself. I mean, since the doctor was the monster’s creator, doesn’t that sorta kinda in a really weird way almost maybe make the monster something similar to sorta kinda like his son? and so wouldn’t the Monster’s name be Frankenstein too?

  • kk__

    October 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Dr. frakestien had a s=destruction lever to protect his work from being transferred to other scientists if he dies

  • a22

    October 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    am I the only one who finds the bride hot? 😀

  • October 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t think you’re going cuckoo, James. It’s just your sense of humor looking at the weird little details that the average Joe Spud misses.

    @kk__: That’s all well and good, but how does that explain what happens in the next movie? (That’s all to be said on that subject for the time being, folks.)

  • October 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Since today is my birthday, I always look at Monster Madness as my birthday present from you, James… And it gets better every year. I love your detailed analysis of these films, giving a lot of insight into them. Fantastic, looking forward to the rest of the month.

  • October 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I love October.

  • October 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    James, you make October worthwhile, it’s better than Christmas.

  • joliet_jane

    October 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    In college I took a class in which we watched and analyzed this movie. That’s how good this movie is.

  • You Only Live Thrice

    October 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    gd that was good too. <3 Monster Madness

  • Ash Williams

    October 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Next on the list, DRACULA!
    i hope so 😀

  • ScaryManiac

    October 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I have a theory. We can alsmost say that the Mosnter is Frankenstein’s son. So we can call him Frankenstein, too 🙂 It’s like if the father named his son after him.

  • christburner

    October 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    BAHAHAHAH “WWhat a couple o’ dumb shits”…… seriously James.. i honestly couldn’t be bothered with holiday seasons, but for the past five years youve givin me a reason to look forward to october. man this shit its awesome

  • Endless Mike

    October 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I like the idea, naming the monster after the creator. The “Frankenstein” 1000, now also available as a convertible!!

  • Doresh

    October 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

    So THAT’S were the self-destruction-mechanism comes from? Interesting ^^

    After the strong differences between the book and the first movie, it’s good to see that they merely split the book in two and put their own spin on it. The latter half of the book is my favorite, anyways XD

  • Exalian

    October 4, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Hi, can someone tell me which movies are shown in the intro??

  • horrorfanboy

    October 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I can’t figure out the first movie in the intro with the guy turning into a monster, but I do the know the what movie the second clip. The second clip that shows a kid cutting off a woman’s head with an axe, that is from a 1981 movie called “Nightmare.” It’s available on DVD.

  • GoldenFrog

    October 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Great stuff, i really wanna see this movie now.
    Never knew it would be that polished for a 30’s flick.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 5, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Fire… no good! Hehe.. Not sure why I find that so funny. I loved the little factoids here as well. It’s going to be interesting to see how the rest of these movies turned out.

  • Goatrider

    October 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    WOW, from what movie is that first clip in the intro (the misforming head?)

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  • October 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I saw this for the first time back in the 80s, in school of all places. The only problem was that it was cut down: chop, chop, chopped down! Maybe only 10-15 minutes long. I seem to remember it being cut so that the bride’s scream is what causes the building to collapse. Kind of odd.

  • NetLex

    October 10, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Bride of Frankenstein and Terminator 2 are kinda similar in how they add more humor and personality to the ‘monsters’.
    Come to think of it, Arnold would’ve made a great Frankenstein’s Monster.

  • phoenix252005

    October 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Wow I really enjoyed seeing this classic movie review. I have always been curious of early horror movies history and you did a great job. Lookin forward to seeing all of monster madness this year!

  • zbeeblebrox

    October 16, 2011 at 2:27 am


    In regards to the tiny people. While their effect is nothing to sneeze at, it’s early filmmaker George Melies who you can thank for many of the oldest of old school camera tricks. He was a stage magician by trade, and treated the Lumiere brothers’ invention as a new way to spice up his act. Later, he would expand on his advances to tell stories, which include the first sci fi film: A Trip to the Moon.

    At least one of these magic act experiments involved using some archaic method of luma matting to make his stage hands appear tiny. 😀

  • Darthleather

    October 21, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Wow, Children of the Corn 2. I actually like that movie.

    I think my favorite thing about this movie is Pretorious. He sort of has the same appeal as Ygor from Son of Frankenstein. They’re evil and immoral, and they love it.


    October 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    i bought this movie after i saw the review but the dvd stopped almost at the end got to buy another copy because i was really liking this movie. my fav part is when the monster meets the blind man it’s a very touchy scene.

  • Yushatak

    January 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Maybe they started calling the monster “Frankenstein” because it’s a family name and he was created by Frankenstein, who could be viewed as a father.

  • AquaLeaf

    January 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    perhaps the self destruct lever is left over from when Frankenstein was making the monster he needed a way to get rid of evidence if people come looking wouldnt he ya no before he became insane

  • zombiefan011

    February 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    It’s sad that that chess clip with Karloff and Lugosi is the closest Universal ever came to a Dracula Vs Frankenstein movie

  • schloss_ritter

    March 22, 2012 at 2:03 am

    I just thought of something that may validate calling the monster Frankenstein.  Since he was created by Dr. Frankenstein, the doctor is something like a father to him, meaning the monster could inherit the same last name.

  • June 20, 2013 at 4:52 am

    this is my second favourite frankenstein movie under son of frankenstein of course

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I saw this movie on T.V. recently, and I thought it was a very good movie.

  • September 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Movies in intro-
    Children of the Corn II
    House on Haunted Hill

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