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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.

Director:

Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writers:

Edward D. Wood Jr. (original story and screenplay), Alex Gordon (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Dr. Eric Vornoff
Tor Johnson ... Lobo
Tony McCoy Tony McCoy ... Lt. Dick Craig
Loretta King Loretta King ... Janet Lawton
Harvey B. Dunn Harvey B. Dunn ... Capt. Robbins
George Becwar George Becwar ... Prof. Strowski
Paul Marco Paul Marco ... Kelton
Don Nagel Don Nagel ... Martin (as Don Nagle)
Bud Osborne ... Mac
John Warren John Warren ... Jake
Ann Wilner Ann Wilner ... Tillie
Dolores Fuller ... Margie
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Newsboy (as William Benedict)
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Drunk
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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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More horrifying than "DRACULA"..."FRANKENSTEIN" See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Atomic Monster See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolling M. Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The country of origin for Vornoff and Strowski is left unnamed. The only clues are that it is European and has its own dreams of conquest. By implication, the country which exiled Vornoff in the 1930s could be Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. Strowski uses the term "master race", which is a key concept of Nazism. See more »

Goofs

Many movie sources cite that in this film Bela Lugosi flubbed a line in which he described Tor Johnson's character as being "harmless as a kitchen". Legend has it Wood didn't have time or money enough to do a second take. But on watching the movie, one discovers that Lugosi says the line correctly. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eric Vornoff: Don't mind Lobo. He's as harmless as a kitten.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »

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Believe it or not...this movie is pretty good!
25 March 2005 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie is easily Wood's best! Of all the movies Ed Wood has written this one makes 'the most sense', even though the story and concept are still ridiculous of course. Yet the movie works as an horror movie, or like Ed wood would call it; 'a supernatural thriller'.

The acting probably is the only thing that is truly bad about this movie. Lot's of people praise Bela Lugosi for his role in this but I think that's truly offensive to a great actor like him. Lugosi was hundred times better in movies like "Dracula" and "The Black Cat". Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson are terribly overacting in this!

Also it's too bad about the octopus scene's. It all was terrible fake and the use of archive footage was done horribly.

The dialog and characters are the best Wood has ever written. Even though they are far from supreme, they work very well in the movie. Wood even manages to come up with some memorable quotes.

This movie really doesn't deserve such a low rating and my guess is that more than halve the people who have rated this movie poorly had not even seen this movie but just rated it low because it's an Ed Wood movie. Be fair people! I recognize a bad movie when I see one and this movie most certainly is not bad!

Even if you're not familiar with Wood's work but are a fan of classic horror movie's, you'll appreciate this movie. It really is not bad and works well as an horror movie. The story flows well and the ending is build up very good.

By Wood's standards, an excellent movie!

6/10

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