Bride of the Monster

1955

Bride of the Monster

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45%

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Total Count: 11

29%

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Movie Info

Dr. Eric Vornoff is a scientist trying to use nuclear energy to transform people into superhuman beings. Despite his efforts, the abducted subjects he uses die during the experiment -- with the exception of his assistant, Lobo, who gains monstrous powers. Vornoff's mansion is protected by a murderous octopus, but somehow, reporter Janet Lawton makes her way inside and discovers the truth. She's taken prisoner, but the police are close behind.

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Cast

Bela Lugosi
as Dr. Eric Vornoff
Tony McCoy
as Lt. Dick Craig
Loretta King
as Janet Lawton
Harvey B. Dunn
as Capt. Robbins
George Becwar
as Prof. Strowski
Paul Marco
as Kelton
Don Nagel
as Martin
Bud Osborne
as Lafe 'Mac' McCrea
John Warren
as Jake Long
Ann Wilner
as Tillie
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Critic Reviews for Bride of the Monster

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Audience Reviews for Bride of the Monster

  • Mar 14, 2017
    A rip off of Bride of Frankenstein. I love Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi, but this is kitsch.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2013
    Its truly awful, but its Ed Wood's brand of awful which I found amusing
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2012
    If you are acquainted with Ed Wood's works, you know well what to expect, but the problem is that this is never bad enough to be worth a laugh, only a horrible schlock full of hideous performances and with a plot that defies all comprehension and good sense.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2011
    I feel jipped. No really, it's like I've been bamboozled here! Where is the true travesty of an Ed Wood production? I was expecting some serious miscare, intent to harm when it came to the work of the "worst director of all time" as purported by the Golden Turkey Awards of the early eighties. This, Wood's largest budgeted film, has the same capacities as any other 50's sci-fi horror film, certainly not as awful as repeatedly reported. Sure, it blatantly shows flaws in the lack of passable special effects, stock footage of a crocodile and a giant octopus from previous films of the studio, and the horrific acting that comes from shooting every scene once, whether it be a simple exchange or the climax of the film. Still, much of this felt nostalgic and easy to follow, like the horror classics that proceeded it, but there's always something just a bit off with the acting, especially the relationship between the Monster and his creator. The doctor is portrayed by the aged Bela Lugosi, by then a morphine addict and faded star compared to Boris Karloff. He brings the same insanity and chaotic charisma of his Dracula persona to the Hungarian accent tinged character of Dr. Eric Vornoff, a ruthless man attempting to breed atomic men to rule the world. He is aided by a monster, played by wrestler Tor Johnson. Tor, I am sorry, but you cannot act. I say this with utmost sympathy, because the way you portray that gentle giant is petulant and ignorant to the craft that is acting, or the species that is human. Loretta King, a backer of the film, is strikingly stiff, and the cameo by Dolores Fuller feels bland and porous. Most of the beginning is simple dialogue and this makes the rush of information near the end a bit auto-climactic. Still, it's an Ed Wood, so at least you're enjoying the hilarity involved.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer

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