Horror Fest: Day 2

This is the day that I was anticipating the most. Frankenstein is clearly an influential film, but I had no idea how much so. I’m pretty sure Peter Jackson paid homage to the ending of the film with Saruman’s demise in the extended edition of Return of the King. We were planning on watching The Creature from the Black Lagoon today as well, but that didn’t work out time-wise. We’ll probably end up watching it on Thursday, though.

Frankenstein
Directed By: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff / Colin Clive / Dwight Frye
Rating:

The Bride of Frankenstein
Directed By: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff / Colin Clive / Elsa Lanchester /Ernest Thesiger / Dwight Frye
Rating:

2 Responses

  1. Well, Joseph, both FRANKENSTEIN and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN are masterworks, although I’ll give teh edge to the latter for its engaging humor and superb performances, especially by Ernest Thesiger. The scene with the miniatures is a classic as is the one where the bride hisses in her rejection of the Monster. BRIDE is unquestionably one of the great films of the 30’s, but FRANKENSTEIN of course is a classic and forerunner in its own right. Happy you had a lot of fun!

  2. I recently found out that the actress that played The Bride of Frankenstein was one of the housekeepers in Mary Poppins. Elsa Lanchester’s her name. I grew up watching her in Murder by Death, one of the funniest movies ever made.

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