"It's alive! IT'S ALIIIVVEEE!!!!" Those famous words were repeated again in this direct sequel to the original Universal monster classic, Frankenstein. Did the monster survive the burning windmill? Yes. Did Dr. Frankenstein survive his 20+ foot drop from the top of that burning windmill? You bet. He's a boss. And finally, is a movie that's almost 80 years old with a guy named Boris Karloff as the lead still entertaining? Entertaining enough to be highlighted on NJNM.com's Spooktacular Shocktoberfest Big Horror Movie Scare-A-Thon? I think you know the answer, dummy.
Directed by James Whale
Starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester and Colin Clive
I mean, that is a big question, although it sounds like I'm joking. If a movie is still entertaining even after almost 100 years, you've got something special on your hands. And with the recent talk on the NJNM Podcast, where we mentioned the preservation of film and what not, I was happy to see that one of these original monster movies was still as fun to watch as I'm sure it was back in the 1930s.
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In conclusion, check out this interesting look back in time, and see the roots of horror in cinema. Many fans of the series call Bride of Frankenstein James Whale's masterpiece; "Bride is better than the original" is sometimes a phrase that might be thrown around in you local 1930s-40s cinema clubs. The scene with the miniature monarchs is quirky, as is some of the dialogue, but there are some worthwhile moments and some great acting. Personal friend and confidant James Rolfe (AVGN) over at Cinemassacre.com recently did his review of this very movie! "Great minds..." as they say. But don't go to HIS site for horror movie reviews, stick right here at NotJustNewMovies.com for more of the Spooktacular Shocktoberfest Big Horror Movie Scare-A-Thon!