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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein

1935 / 75min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JAMES WHALE

CAST: BORIS KARLOFF, COLIN CLIVE, VALERIE HOBSON, ERNEST THESIGER, ELSA LANCHESTER

Long before Susan Sontag codified “camp,” Whale mastered it in this sequel to his Universal hit, which brought back Boris Karloff’s monster and Colin Clive’s Dr. Frankenstein, then added Ernest Thesiger as the imperiously, impossibly fey Doctor Pretorius and Elsa Lanchester in a double role as both the bouffanted bride and, in an opening which imagines the first imagining of the monster, as Mary Shelley.