COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN 2012
KARLOFF THE UNCANNY
DAY 11 - 20 DAYS TILL HALLOWEENThe Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Plot Summary and Movie Review:
(Read my review of 1931's Frankenstein here.)
|Bride of Frankenstein|
After a brief introductory scene with Mary Shelley, Percy Shelly, and Lord Byron, The Bride of Frankenstein picks up at the burning windmill, more or less where the original left off... minus the tacked-on "happy ending" where Henry's Frankenstien's father Baron Frankentstein looks forward to Henry and Elizabeth getting married and having kids. In fact, it is mentioned that Henry is "Baron Farnkenstien" now, which implies that his father has died. Perhaps Henry's father was killed by the Monster in this slightlty altered continuity.
|Lurking in the Depths|
Frankenstein's Monster is revealed to have survived the fire, and wanders the countryside looking for safe haven while being pursued by a posse of angry villagers. Henry Frankenstein, meanwhile, atttempts to recover at home and put his life back together. Henry's recovery is short lived, however, as he is soon approached by another mad scientist, a former teacher of his named "Doctor Pretorius." Pretorius has also been engaged in experiments to create life, and wants to team up with Frankenstein to continue their experiments together.
|Bound in Chains|
|Watching in the Dark|
|Will You Be Mine, Valentine?|
|Rating: 4½ Robots (out of 5)|