Thursday, 26 November 2009

(500) Films of Empire - Day 72 - It's Alive!

204 - Bride of Frankenstein - 3 stars
Picking up where the first film left off, via the unique way of Byron asking Mary Shelley to tell him a new story about the Monster.
As the tagline states, "The Monster needs a mate", and Dr Frankenstein returns to the laboratory with the even crazier Dr Pretorius to create a mate for The Monster.
The film is a fairy tale of sorts, with a moral in the story, that man should not attempt to play God, but The Monster becomes more, dare I say it, human in this film, learning about life and trying to find its place in the world, if there is indeed one for "it" at all.
Excellent Gothic production design and wonderfully hammy performances create the best of the Universal horrors from the 1930's.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on winning today's @lastexitshirts comp!