Written May 23, 2015
It is always a special experience to see a movie on a big screen. I have viewed Both of these films too many times to count. They are like old friends. Seeing them on the big screen was an entirely different experience. The spinning eyes opening title sequence, which seems quaint and out of place on a TV screen, when viewed in a dark theatre, on a big screen, has a dizzying disorienting effect making the whole room spin and making the credits an effort to read and strangely more significant. In a theatre you are already disoriented when you enter the graveyard. It is a great way to set the tone. Though choppy a at points, meandering the film is always imeadiate and engaging . The weakest part of the first film is the abrupt ending. This of course helps the begining of "The Bride Of Frankenstein" where Mary Shelly explains that the story is not over. It is interesting that seemingly minor scenes have much more importance in a theatre. Any old film you love should be view in a theatre.
Written March 05, 2015
This was a double feature and just in time for Halloween. To see these movies on the big screen was so much better than watching it at home. The sound and definition of the film was fantastic!
Written August 02, 2015
If you are a horror/terror movie fan, these two pictures are a MUST see. I saw both of them as a kid some 60 years ago (the theater audience was obviously much older than the average movie audience). As an adult this time I could not only appreciate the technical qualities of both films but the the transition in the Monster's character from a feral being in " Frankenstein"to a humanized man, searching love and acceptance in "The Bride of Frankenstein," was truly moving.The profuse used of irony and tragic reversal in "The Bride's" story gave it a substance the "Frankenstein" movie lacked altho I think both movies generated quite a bit of empathy for the "monster" and some revulsion towards his creator. Is this a parable about the relationship between God and man or, as some critics have argued, a critique of modern science an the possibility that some of its best intentions may go astray? Both movies deal with both issues and offer a provocative resolution to today's audiences.
Written August 29, 2015
Both Movies are a must see for Classic Horror Movie buffs like myself. I can see how Movies like these would have scarred the hell out of crowds back when they were made. I give both Classics Four ****
Written July 03, 2015
I saw both features while at a conference in Denver, Co. It was great to see a horror movie without blood and guts. Some scenes were very funny. Especially enjoyed the interviews before the films.