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½ October 4, 2017
A vast improvement over the original. All the characters are flushed out more, including the Monster itself! One of the best sequels to ever be made. Sure it's old, and not scary by today's standards, but it is a true classic and something I have to watch every October.
½ September 10, 2017
Solid and more refined than the original Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein is superior in almost every element. Not just in fact its extremely entertaining from start to finish. The new characters are great and mesh extremely well with the cast of the first film. We rediscover the humanity of the monster much more in depth this go around and highlights to not always judge by what we see.
September 10, 2017
This was one was better than the first.
August 24, 2017
1931's Frankenstein Is One Of My Favorite Films Of All Time.
August 17, 2017
Though this sequel to the 1931 original is better than the first film it is unfortunately let down by a big flaw in a relatively faultless film. That flaw is towards the end of the film where the titular Bride of Frankenstein is only onscreen for the final five minutes of the film and does absolutely nothing despite all the build up leading to her arrival which makes the ending unsatisfying and a big let down. The rest of the film is great though with a solid cast, a nice introduction, love the fact it is interwoven into the finale of the last film while also expanding upon what made that film great and simultaneously exploring new themes, the score is decent and the production is even better. It also has a real fun and camp tone to it and it ramps up the action and violence of the previous film to new and hilarious heights.
February 5, 2017
Far superior to the first Frankenstein movie, which I was not impressed with. Effectively creepy atmospheric touches make this one of the best classic monster movies I have seen. (First and only viewing - 11/3/2013)
January 8, 2017
Outdoing the original, one of the best films I have ever seen
Super Reviewer
November 24, 2016
Whale returns to his Frankenstein with this amusing sequel that has an even campier, deliciously wrier humor and offers more depth to Karloff's Monster, while everything is also more complete here (despite gaps in logic), including a score that was missing in the original movie.
October 29, 2016
Boris Karloff does such an amazing job at still remaining creepy when chained to a wall. The bad things about this movie is that the "Bride" is only in it for a minute. The rest of the movie is a weird plot line. Like why did Frankenstein talk, and why is there small people in bottles? All these problems, and more await you in this odd sequel.
October 10, 2016
10 out of 10:

The Bride of Frankenstein takes away a lot of terror, but replaces it with a lighthearted film that still has an eerie setting and great costuming.
October 8, 2016
The Bride of Frankenstein has been deemed one of the greatest horror sequels as it improves a lot from the original from effects to character
October 4, 2016
Bride of Frankenstein is a very respectable sequel which is once again very well crafted, directed and acted but also more emotional and faithful to its source material this time around. The eponymous bride is very memorable as is Dr. Pretorius and the second half is phenomenal, but the first half is dragging, the editing is very mediocre leading to a rushed and abrupt ending and the film was too campy for my taste. It's a good film in its own right, but much inferior to the original.
September 20, 2016
Its incredibly more campy than the original, but it makes up for it with greater emotional complexity and technical prowess.
½ August 17, 2016
A sequel which improves on the original!
July 26, 2016
Still a very successful film, but not as masterful as the first one
I give it a 94%
½ May 22, 2016
This is the sequel to the original Frankenstein movie. A lot of people think this is a better movie than the original. I don't think so. The original was a pure horror story. This one tries to be funny. If you want to watch a funny Frankenstein movie watch Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. It spoofs both of the first two Frankenstein movies. This movie starts in 1816 with Mary Shelley telling her original story. She changes the ending of the first movie to have Dr. Frankenstein and the monster survive the mob attack even though this was not in the original book. The movie then skips forward to the 20th century. Somehow early 19th century characters could see into the future and predict mid 20th century technology. After the supposedly dead Dr. Frankenstein revives and the monster escapes and begins to roam about the country side. A mysterious arrives to see Dr. Frankenstein and shows him these miniature people he has created and is keeping in glass jars. After this new character finds the monster, he befriends him and the two of them pressure Dr. Frankenstein into creating a mate for the monster. The movie then moves back to the castle lab where the Bride of Frankenstein is created. When the female monster is terrified by the male monster there just happens to be a self-destruction lever that the monster finds. As Dr. Frankenstein and his wife escapes the castle the monster pulls the lever and kills everyone in the castle as it collapses.
April 30, 2016
A classic. Though owning much to redoing scenes from the original.
April 5, 2016
A true Horror classic. Make a point to see it. Very scary.
March 7, 2016
Still, good Horror Classic film. With compassion, for the monsters bride, My point, is monster film is on par with the original.
December 4, 2015
Brilliantly campy (and subtle) sequel to FRANKENSTEIN is an even better film, and a movie going must. With an eccentric Dr. Pretorius indulging plan to give monster a bride(!) Dr. Frankenstein refusing to help the wicked idea. Never a dull moment; powerful, technically dazzling, striking on every level, with mesmerizing sets and thunderingly effective final sequence inside castle. Rightfully regarded as classic, and one of the greatest films ever made. Sequel: SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
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