El Paso, TX

July 28 - August 7, 2022 • El Paso, TX

Bride of Frankenstein

Signature Classic
Sunday, August 7
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Considered one of the greatest sequels ever made, Bride picks up where the original 1931 Universal movie ends as Henry Frankenstein is coerced into creating a mate (played by Elsa Lanchester) for the Monster (Boris Karloff). Makeup artist Jack Pierce based her shockwave of a hairdo on Nefertiti, the ancient Egyptian queen, and altered his 1931 design of the Monster to display the effects of the mill fire from the original film, adding scars and shortening the Monster’s hair. Karloff strongly objected to the decision to allow the Monster to speak, arguing that he was “this great, lumbering, inarticulate creature.” Director Whale and the studio psychiatrist selected 44 simple words for the Monster’s vocabulary by looking at test papers of 10-year-olds working at the studio. — Jay Duncan

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Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
Rated: NR