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Bride of the Monster -- Bela Lugosi is a mad scientist who, along with his servant Lobo, attempts to create superhuman mutants. Now in color!


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Edward D. Wood Jr. (original story and screenplay) and
Alex Gordon (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
February 1956 (USA) See more »
More horrifying than "DRACULA"..."FRANKENSTEIN" See more »
A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bela Lugosi ... Dr. Eric Vornoff

Tor Johnson ... Lobo
Tony McCoy ... Lt. Dick Craig
Loretta King ... Janet Lawton
Harvey B. Dunn ... Capt. Robbins
George Becwar ... Prof. Strowski
Paul Marco ... Kelton
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 ... Drunk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conrad Brooks ... Suspect Outside Office (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
Writing credits
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original story and screenplay) and
Alex Gordon (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Donald E. McCoy .... executive producer
Tony McCoy .... associate producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Worth 
Cinematography by
Ted Allan (director of photography)
William C. Thompson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Warren Adams  (as Mike Adams)
Igo Kantor (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Louis Haszillo .... makeup artist (as Louis J. Haszillo)
Maurice Seiderman .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Farfan .... assistant director (as Bob Farfan)
William L. Nolte .... assistant director (as William Nolte)
Art Department
George Bahr .... property master
Sound Department
Dale Knight .... sound recordist
Marshall Pollock .... sound effects editor (as Mike Pollock)
Lyle Willey .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Pat Dinga .... special effects
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: Bela Lugosi (uncredited)
Red Reagan .... stunt double: Bela Lugosi (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas J. Connolly .... key grip
Louis Kriger .... electrician
Bert Shipman .... camera operator (as Bert Shipham)
Larry Smith .... still photographer (uncredited)
Other crew
Igo Kantor .... technical supervisor
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bride of the Atom" - USA (alternative title)
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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2004) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (2007) (DVD) | Spain:T | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (DVD rating) (2005) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated

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The title "Bride of the Atom", which Vornoff uses for Janet in the bridal dress, is inexplicable unless the scientist is actually attempting to use Janet to replace his long-lost wife. One of his re-assuring lines to Janet concerning the experiment, "It hurts, just for a moment, but then you will emerge a woman...", sounds as if preparing her for the loss of her virginity.See more »
Continuity: When Dick Craig goes to push the boulder toward Dr. Vornoff, the policeman who tripped and sprained his ankle is suddenly absent.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Insectula! (2015)See more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood tampers in God's domain...again., 20 June 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

This really isn't such a terrible little movie. Sure, it's cheap, the acting is horrible, the sets wobble if sneezed upon and the special effects consist of stock footage and a rubber octopus, but "Bride of the Monster" is much, MUCH better than "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

Mad scientist Vornoff (a sickly Bela Lugosi) has apparently set up shop in the Florida Everglades, kidnapping anyone unwise enough to wander too close to his house (and his pet octopus) and conducting sinister experiments upon them. Vornoff, for some odd reason, is determined to create a race of super giants with incredible strength. We're never really sure exactly WHY he wants to do this, but one can only assume that, if one possesses an army of super strong giants, one could take over the world and rule it and stuff. That seems to be the goal of every other mad scientist in the unruled world, anyway. Into this diabolical plan stumbles loudmouthed newsgirl Loretta King, who is determined to get the story on the Lake Marsh Monster. Whether the title of "Lake Marsh Monster" refers to the octopus, Tor Johnson as the fumbling Lobo or Bela's drug problem, we're never sure. Take your pick. Anyway, Loretta is kept under constant hypnosis by Bela's eyebags and is slated to become The Bride of the Monster! By this point, we're all quite ready to see the annoying Loretta fried to a crisp, but unfortunately, her wimpy boyfriend shows up to save her. The stunning climax is packed full of raging Lobo's, rolling boulders, lightening bolts, gunfire and death by octopus!

The story doesn't make much sense, but were you really expecting it to when you saw Ed Wood's name listed under the title of director? Still and all, it's certainly Wood's most coherent effort and can be entertaining for those of us who stop to look at road accidents.

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