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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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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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$70,000 (estimated)
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Despite the film's poor reputation, Bela Lugosi fans tend to like it. It casts him in a substantial role, offers him memorable lines, and Lugosi gives a surprisingly energetic performance for his age. See more »

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When Dick Craig goes to push the boulder toward Dr. Vornoff, the policeman who tripped and sprained his ankle is suddenly absent. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Dick Craig: You think there's anything in these monster stories?
Captain Tom Robbins: Your girlfriend does.
Lt. Dick Craig: What about you?
Captain Tom Robbins: The police don't believe in monsters. Facts are our business. Facts and only facts... and don't you forget it.
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Almost Poignant
3 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Bride of the Monster is the best of Ed Wood's films. Frankly compared with Scared to Death and the Devil Bat-- the film truly looks like a masterpiece -- and truth be told it isn't that bad. In fact, it is rather enjoyable. Okay, I am gonna admit it -- I like it! If you look past the cheesy octopus (no worse than the hysterical devil bat), the cheap sets and the lame acting (better than Scared to Death!), if you suspend a little disbelief and realize this movie was made for a song -- then actually it is pretty darned good. One reason for this is that Bela Lugosi gets ample screen time. If Ed Wood was a bit unimaginative, he at least knew what it was that made Lugosi a legend and reprises little details, from the mad scientific leering of the Devil Bat to the idiosyncratic hand gestures of White Zombie. Bela is given a chance to shine in his final starring performance and shine he does. The movie has its flaws, but Bela is not one of them. He is old and looks weak, but he carries the movie like a true champion. He makes empty dialog sound meaningful and implausible scenarios seem poignant (well almost poignant).

Lugosi's "I have no home" monolog is beautiful. He could make dialog such as "I have proven that I am alright!" sound good. Lugosi gives his all in his last performance, and it is a great performance, even if he does have to wrestle with a fake octopus.


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