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Bride of the Monster (1955)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | February 1956 (USA)
A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen.

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Storyline

Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion just out of town. The house is owned by Dr. Eric Vornoff who is conducting experiments to turn people into super-beings through the use of atomic power. Reporter Janet Lawton decides to look into what is going there and its possible connection to men that have disappeared in the area. When Vornoff takes her prisoner, he has definite plans for her. Written by fcabanski

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February 1956 (USA)  »

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Bride of the Atom  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In a subplot, there are storms every night for three months and strange weather patterns. The characters attribute the phenomenon to the effects the nuclear explosions have on the atmosphere. This probably reflects actual anxiety of the 1950s about potential climate change. Until the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963), atmospheric nuclear weapons testing was used widely and recklessly. In the context of the film, the strange weather is implied to be a side-effect of the experiments of Vornoff, which apparently released radioactivity into the atmosphere. See more »

Goofs

During the climactic shoot-out with Lugosi, Craig and Lawton are shown huddled on the ground looking up at the battle. A moment later Craig runs uphill towards Lugosi to confront him. In the very next shot he is shown coming downhill(over the crest of the hill) from behind him. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eric Vornoff: One is always considered *mad* if one discovers something that others cannot grasp!
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Connections

Followed by Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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Okay...lets be honest. This film was just what is was expected to be: a poorly made film with little to no budget, terrible acting overall, a script that borders on insanity, and special effects that children in a school play could be proud of. Yet, the film has a certain charm to it and is a vehicle in which to see both Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson madly overact and interact. Bela whipping Johnson and then getting into a wrestling match is definitely a high point. The rest of the cast strive to be mediocre...and fail...with the exception of character actor Harvey Dunn. Dunn plays the police chief and is humorous both intentionally and unintentionally. Watch his scenes and see him play with his parakeet in his office. It defies logic, time, and space...and is funny. Not Ed Woods best or worse...and a film that really has been given a boost by Tim Burton's Ed Wood. A fun picture to sit through with a group.


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