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MOVIE REVIEW | ***HALLOWEEN WEEK*** The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

For any movie to be remembered eight decades after release is a huge success.   For a sequel to be remembered that long after the fact, it’s almost a miracle. The vast majority of sequels are pale imitations of their predecessors and usually quickly forgotten. Or worse, remembered for all the wrong reasons. In 1931, actor Boris Karloff and director James Whale teamed up to make Frankenstein, a movie that helped define what a horror movie was, with an influence still felt today.

Four years later, after a lot of begging from the studio, they were back. And somehow, they managed to make lightning strike twice, bringing to life another character that’s been almost as enduring as the original, The Bride of Frankenstein. (more…)