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Bride of the Monster (1955)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  February 1956 (USA)
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Tony McCoy ...
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Harvey B. Dunn ...
George Becwar ...
Paul Marco ...
Don Nagel ...
Martin (as Don Nagle)
Bud Osborne ...
Mac
John Warren ...
Jake
Ann Wilner ...
Tillie
Dolores Fuller ...
Margie
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Newsboy (as William Benedict)
Ben Frommer ...
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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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The Screen's Master of the WEIRD in his NEWEST and MOST DARING SHOCKER! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bride of the Atom  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Contrary to popular legend, Bela Lugosi cannot be seen fighting the rubber octopus in the sump (filmed in Griffith Park). Close examination of the scene reveals a stunt double doing battle. In fact, all the shots of Vornoff carrying Janet through the brush and moving down the hill, reveal a stunt double for Lugosi. Even the real close-ups of Lugosi during these sequences appear to have been shot on a stage with black backing. See more »

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Someone answers the phone even though it didn't ring See more »

Quotes

Margie: Hi, Janet.
Janet Lawton: Oh, hi, Margie.
Margie: Janet, still on the monster hunt?
Janet Lawton: What do you think?
Margie: I think the boss has been looking for you all day. Something about the police wanting those monster stories 86. You've got the whole town in a panic.
Janet Lawton: I didn't hear you.
Margie: I said...
Janet Lawton: [interrupting] I heard what you said, but I didn't hear you.
Margie: I get it. See you later.
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Not so bad…not so bad at all
12 December 2004 | by (Frostbite Falls, MN) – See all my reviews

I really don't think this deserves the "honor" of being in the Bottom 100 of all times. I've seen much worse films without nearly the notoriety. In "Bride of the Monster," Edward Wood shows himself to be a typically competent director doing a typical low-rent horror film. There are no mistakes in continuity, the lighting is adequate, the performances are pretty good…how "Plan 9" came from the same director is beyond me. I *am* put off by the DVD, though. For a premium price, you get the film, the trailer, and chapter stops—that's all, folks. If this is supposed to be a camp classic, I could at least hope for some interviews, outtakes, and other amusements. The transfer isn't bad, with few scratches or specks that I noticed and a faithful rendering of the black-and-white movies of that era.


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