A story about this — 4 years ago
I first saw this when I was very, very young. Tonight after several false starts I was able to finish this great classic. Horror? Well thematically yes: Artificial life, science fiction gone wrong, grave robbing, mob mentality vs strange-looking individuals? Said individual has a penchant for using brute strength and violence against smaller, normal lifeforms? Check, check and check. Er, fiddling blind hermit in the middle of nowhere befriending the monster? Check!
Personally, The Bride of Frankenstein for this reviewer fares better as dark comedy. Minnie (the housekeeper) and her over-the-top reaction to just about everything, the mad, bad, crazy-eyed Dr Pretorius – an archetypal Mad Scientist if ever there was one. The “on-call” mob of villagers ready to burn and slice and pitchfork anything their dandy Burgomaster asks them to. The tortured soul Baron von Frankenstein loathe to traffic in evil Science but just as quickly acquiescing to Mad Scientist after (insert plot hole here)? Who’s on for a laugh or two. I know I am.
Load up on popcorn, candy and drinks before screening this well-worn classic, because folks, either you’ll really love it or just as equally hate it. Eh, but that’s classics for ya.