Journeys in Classic Film

Cover of "The Bride of Frankenstein (Univ...

Originally published October 27th, 2012

I had originally planned to review the TCM/Fathom events double feature of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein but ended up missing out on it.  In the interest of time I figured best just to review the film I hadn’t already seen, The Bride of Frankenstein.  I really have no good excuse for why I haven’t seen this yet.  I’ve seen the 1931 Frankenstein and liked it and just never got around to see this lauded sequel until now.  With that I actually enjoyed Bride better!  In my review of It’s Alive I mentioned how horror films can espouse social commentary if it’s not too controversial and I’d offer this as an example of it done well.  The film isn’t just a monster movie but a tale of seeking compassion, friendship, the struggle to identify with religion and how the desire for immortality and…

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