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The Bride (1985)

The Bride (1985)

The Bride

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The Bride is a loose remake of the 1935 horror classic The Bride of Frankenstein. Sting plays the Colin Clive part, an obsessive scientist who wants to create a bride for his stitched-together creature (Clancy Brown). A few lightning bolts and unwrapped bandages later, out pops Jennifer Beals. Sting is so entranced by his synthetic sweetie that he claims her for himself, much to Brown's dismay. Destroying the lab and escaping into the outside world, Brown is befriended by enterprising dwarf David Rappaport. Together, monster and dwarf become top circus attractions, but before long Brown again crosses the path of Beals.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lloyd Fonvielle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2001
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast

Sting
as Frankenstein
Geraldine Page
as Mrs. Baumann
Quentin Crisp
as Dr. Zalhus
Tim Spaull
as Paulus
Guy Rolfe
as Count
Tony Haygarth
as Tavern Keeper
Gary Shail
as Circus Hand
Carl Chase
as Circus Hand
Anthony Haygarth
as Tavern keeper
Janine Duvitski
as Serving Girl
John Sharp
as Bailiff
Jack Birkett
as Blind Man
Gerry Crampton
as Gentleman
Fenella Fletcher
as Masked Lady
Joey Kaye
as Groom
Karen Furness
as Circus Performer
Jacqueline Russell
as Circus Performer
Tod Cody
as Circus Performer
Stromboli
as Circus Performer
Laurence Temple
as Circus Performer
Gerard Naprous
as Circus Performer
Vera de Vel
as Circus Performer
Sally Oultram
as Circus Performer
John Alexander
as Circus Performer
Joel Baland
as Circus Performer
Miss Irta
as Circus Performer
Andy Barrett
as Circus Ringmaster
Annie Roddam
as Countess' Daughter
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Critic Reviews for The Bride

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 12, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Sting is good but the movie is boring

February 2, 2008

An endearingly strange little re-imagining of Whale's creepy classic.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Interesting concept that basically does not stand up over time; Beals is just not a good enough actress to carry off her part.

May 1, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Blasphemously bad rehash of Bride of Frankenstein.

April 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

September 4, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for The Bride

½

The familiar story takes an interesting if slow divergent path in this update of Whale's classic. Beals and Sting do as well as they can with underwritten material while the Monster, ably played by Clancy Brown and touching on some of Karloff's tender renditions, makes a friend (David Rappaport, perhaps the heart of the piece) and joins the circus. A surprise.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Dr. Frankenstein builds a mate for his creation, but instead decides to turn her into a feminist icon (!), so the original monster leaves to join the circus with a dwarf (!). Pointless and ridiculous "remake" of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

366weirdmovies
Greg S

Super Reviewer

Christ I keep wondering why make many Remakes over the years though I have to admit this Remake was a guilty Joy.

ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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