Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 27

Movie: Bride of Frankenstein
Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy,
Year: 1935
Format: online

Plot: The monster is still alive and now has knowledge.  Meanwhile, Frankenstein's college professor has returned and wants him to help him to create a perfect woman.

I don't know if it was ever meant to have comedic elements in it or if it's just the fact the movie is 77 years old; but there are moments that you can't help but laugh at the downright ridiculousness of it. Like the smoking scene and the people under glass. 

For a movie that has become part of such an iconic moment -where Frankenstein screams that she's alive and then the removing of the bandages from the Bride- the rest of the movie is almost forgotten in it's length.  At a bare 84minutes, it seems to rehash it's own plot more then a few times making it feel much longer.

One bright star in this is Dwight Frye who plays one of the grave robbers. He's buried under blonde hair and make-up but there's no mistaking the wide eyed bugeater from Dracula.

What do I think I learned from this film?
Never to judge a book by it's cover.

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