Bride of the Monster

Bride of the Monster

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy

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Overview

To most outside observers, Bride of the Monster probably seems like a ridiculously inept horror film, and in many ways it is just that. To connoisseurs of the work of director Edward D. Wood Jr., however, it is the biggest budgeted film in his entire output, made with the resources of a normal B-movie (as opposed to his usual totally emaciated finances) and the most easily accessible of his three horror films. Bela Lugosi, in his final complete performance, portrays Dr. Eric Vornoff, a renegade Eastern European scientist with a plan to create a race of atomic supermen, giants charged with radioactivity. The problem is that the hapless hunters and other passersby at Lake Marsh, where he has set up shop with his hulking, mute assistant Lobo (Tor Johnson), whom the pair waylay, keep dying when he straps them in and switches on his atomic ray machine (which is a not-at-all disguised photographic enlarger). A dozen victims later, reporter Janet Lawson (Loretta King) goes out to investigate the disappearances -- attributed to a monster -- and falls into Vornoff's hands, with her police detective fiance Dick Craig (Tony McCoy) hot on her trail, and a devious spy (George Becwar) from Vornoff's former nation also nosing his way around the swamp and the old house. Vornoff dresses Lawson in a wedding gown and plans to irradiate her but Lobo refuses to allow it, straps Vornoff into the machine, and turns him into a radioactive giant (and into stuntman Eddie Parker, totally unconvincing in his doubling for Lugosi).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
UPC: 0844503000682
Original Release: 1955
Source: Legend Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:08:00
Sales rank: 43,190

Special Features

Closed Caption; Rare interview with Bela Lugosi; The Strongest Man in the World; Legend films trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bela Lugosi Dr. Eric Vornoff
Tor Johnson Lobo
Tony McCoy Lt. Dick Craig
Loretta King Janet Lawton
Harvey B. Dunn Capt. Robbins
Bud Osborne Mac
John Warren Jake
Dolores Fuller Margie
William Benedict Newsboy
Ben Frommer Drunk
George Becwar Prof. Strowski
Paul Marco Kelton

Technical Credits
Edward D. Wood Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Warren Adams Editor
Ted Allan Cinematographer
Pat Dinga Special Effects
Alex Gordon Screenwriter
Tony McCoy Associate Producer
William L. Nolte Asst. Director
William C. Thompson Cinematographer
Frank Worth Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bride of the Monster
1. Opening Credits [1:24]
2. The Old Willow Place [9:04]
3. Fact or Figment? [7:30]
4. A Monster Hunt [9:16]
5. A Monument to Death [5:12]
6. Gentle as a Kitten [5:49]
7. To Rule the World [6:52]
8. Missing Persons [4:15]
9. Here Comes the Bride [4:49]
10. Betrayed [7:18]
11. A New Monster [6:33]
12. End Credits [:34]

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