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Documentary about the making of 1935's "Bride of Frankenstein." | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Joe Dante ... Himself / Host
Christopher Bram ... Himself
Scott MacQueen ... Himself
Bob Madison ... Himself
Sara Karloff ... Herself

Clive Barker ... Himself
Paul M. Jensen ... Himself

Bill Condon ... Himself
Gregory W. Mank ... Himself

Rick Baker ... Himself
Dwight David Frye ... Himself (as Dwight D. Frye)

Directed by
David J. Skal 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David J. Skal  writer

Produced by
David J. Skal .... producer
Film Editing by
Keith Clark 
Makeup Department
Debbie San Filippo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Colleen A. Benn .... executive in charge of production
Marian Mansi .... production manager
Art Department
Henry Alvarez .... bust sculptor: "Bride of Frankenstein"
Fernando Favila .... bust sculptor: Bride of Frankenstein
Aaron Sims .... portrait: Frankenstein monster
Del Winans .... bust sculptor: Bride of Frankenstein
Sound Department
James Burns .... sound technician
Ron Garrard .... sound technician
Mark Gouldy .... sound
Ryan Kennedy .... sound
Pete Lucas .... sound
Mason Malone .... sound
David Martin .... sound
Mike Rodriguez .... audio sweetening
Visual Effects by
Rusty Colby .... motion control operator
Dan Perri .... main title design
Lucy Taylor .... digital artist
Randy Tede .... digital artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Elkayam .... camera operator
Clay Harrison .... camera operator
Guy Jackson .... camera operator
David Martin .... camera operator
Steve Patterson .... camera operator
Other crew
Buddy Barnett .... source: archival photos
Steven Blewett .... representative: Universal Studios (as Steve Blewett)
Ronald V. Borst .... archival photos
Jim Chaparas .... representative: Universal Studios
John Edell .... representative: Universal Studios
Bette Einbinder .... representative: Universal Studios
Julian Hills .... representative: Universal Studios
Paul M. Jensen .... source: archival photos
Carla Laemmle .... archival photos
Scott MacQueen .... source: archival photos
Tony Malanowski .... source: archival photos
Gregory W. Mank .... source: archival photos
Jeff Sakson .... representative: Universal Studios
David J. Skal .... archival photos
Henry Alvarez .... special thanks
Rick Baker .... special thanks
Clive Barker .... special thanks
Rudy Behlmer .... special thanks
Kevin Brownlow .... special thanks
Diana L. Burgueno .... special thanks
Ned Comstock .... special thanks
Dick Costello .... special thanks
Joe Daley .... special thanks (as Joseph Daley)
Joe Dante .... special thanks
Anthony Davis .... special thanks
David Del Valle .... special thanks
Russell Frost .... special thanks
Dwight David Frye .... special thanks
Donald F. Glut .... special thanks
Jan-Christopher Horak .... special thanks
Rob Humphreys .... special thanks
Alana Ireland .... special thanks
Sam Irvin .... special thanks
Paul M. Jensen .... special thanks
Sara Karloff .... special thanks
Scott MacQueen .... special thanks
Bob Madison .... special thanks
Gregory W. Mank .... special thanks
Anne Miller .... special thanks
Michelle Montanez .... special thanks
John W. Morgan .... special thanks (as John Morgan)
Rick Morris .... special thanks
Jack Morrissey .... special thanks
Les Perkins .... special thanks
Alan Skinner .... special thanks
Patrick Stanbury .... special thanks
George E. Turner .... special thanks
Tom Weaver .... special thanks
Del Winans .... special thanks (as Delbert Winans)

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39 min
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This documentary is featured on both the Universal Classic Monster Collection for Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and the Monster Legacy Collection DVD for Frankenstein (1931).See more »
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Terrific Look at a Terrific Film, 20 October 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999)

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Another terrific documentary that was originally released when BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN first hit DVD back in 1999 but it has since been re-released with the film countless times now. This is one you could watch yearly and never grow tired as the documentary does a terrific job at discussing the film as well as all the problems with the pre and post production. Joe Dante hosts and we get interviews with Rick Baker, Dwight David Frye, Paul Jensen, Bill Condon, Clive Barker, Sara Karloff, Scott MacQueen and Gregory Mank. All of the interview have interesting options and tell some terrific stories. For me the most interesting thing about the film is what is missing. We learn about the subplot dealing with the Dwight Frye character, which was apparently about ten minutes worth of footage. We also learn about some other scenes that were cut out due to the censor boards. It's interesting to think that had James Whale agreed to do the film earlier then we probably wouldn't have had to worry about all the edits as the Production Code didn't go into full effect until 1934; a year after BRIDE was released. Baker tells some great observations about the difference in make up for Karloff and the monster and Karloff's daughter shares a few fond memories of stories her dad told her. A couple of the guys interviewed had at one time spoke with Elsa Lancaster so it's great getting to hear what she thought of the film. Many of the experts and fans here call BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN the greatest horror movies and simply one of the greatest films no matter what genre. I'd certainly have to agree and this documentary is a great way to learn some other stuff about the production.

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