The Bride of Frankenstein

Public $9
IMA Member $5

(1935, 75 minutes, dir. James Whale, PG)

Just in time for Halloween: Elsa Lanchester stars as the reluctant bride and Boris Karloff returns as the love-starved monster in this sequel to Whale’s 1931 Frankenstein. Whale added a playful sexuality to this version, casting the proceedings in a bizarre visual framework that makes this film a good deal more surreal than the original. Roger Ebert calls it “the best of the Frankenstein movies” and “a sly, subversive work that smuggled shocking material past the censors by disguising it in the trappings of horror…satirical and funny…an influential masterpiece of art direction.” Costumes welcome. Film shown in 35 mm. Introduced by IBJ Arts & Entertainment Editor Lou Harry, a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association whose latest play, "Popular Monsters," deals with the classic Universal Studios horror films. Presented in part by Indy Film Buffs.

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