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2,163 Ratings

Bride of Frankenstein

Directed by James Whale
United States, 1935
Horror, Sci-Fi


Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature.

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Bride of Frankenstein Directed by James Whale

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1936 | Nominee: Best Sound, Recording

National Film Preservation Board

1998 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

Laughter and dread have long been twinned opposites but are also notoriously difficult to combine effectively. Whale pulled it off in part by rendering the vividly stylised, eerie, shadow-sodden landscapes he had created for Frankenstein even more bleakly beautiful and momentous: Bride of Frankenstein is the height of the gothic horror style on the visual level.
October 01, 2016
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