Written April 30, 2016
Both movies are classic, old, suspenseful horror movies. They are cinematic genious. The scenery in Frankenstein is worth noting. Music score is also really interesting - not what you would expect in a horror movie. You can tell they're old movies because some of the scenes are really jumpy - created pre-motionstabilization. More humor in the Bride. I'm glad we went because you don't get that kind of impact on the small screen. Also, screaming at the women's audition must have been a requirement...
Written August 26, 2016
Awesome experience. My Mom and I went. My parents raised us on old horror movies with popcorn. I didn't think I'd ever get the chance to see iconic films from the golden days of Hollywood on the silver screen. It was a great time with my Mom watching films we love in a way we've never seen them before. Give us more!!! They don't make films like they used to. I am a freelance graphic designer and can appreciate Avatar-like and the newer gore-riffic movies, but real effects, good make-ups, the right light, and talented actors appeal more to me. That is part of the draw of these older films. The other part? They're classic. They are the foundation of Hollywood, they're classy, they make me laugh in appreciation, they are the living history of a world I grew up admiring and longing to be a part of. Give us more!
Written June 28, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed these two films together, as I had never seen either one on the big screen. The set designs were amazing and the lighting was superb! There was, for me and my movie partner, a feeling of sympathy for the monster, in both films. And the end line in Bride, "You stay; we belong dead." , really struck a chord with both of us. This was the 4th TCM Fathom Event presentation we've attended, and will certainly attend more! Thank you for allowing us the chance to enjoy these old classics they way they should be enjoyed; on the Big Screen!!
Written July 30, 2016
This exclusive screening included an introduction by the one and only Robert Osborne of TCM fame. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Mr. Osborne also interviewed Bela Lugosi, Jr. and Sarah Karloff along with the irreverent Rick Baker. There is something very satisfying in knowing that some of our favorite actors are survived by those who keep the stories alive, especially the stories behind the stories. Rick Baker is someone we have watched become a perfectionist and take great pride in his success. We wish him ever increasing success in his movie make up career. The movies themselves are true classics, to see them on the big screen in a modern day theater was a delight. You rarely have these opportunities, so take them when they come along. Please, please bring more events like this to our theaters, not just at Halloween but all year long!
Written August 25, 2016
I saw it on the big screen, and I enjoyed it much more than on the TV screen.
Frankenstein (1931) is indeed a classic, and in my opinion was made in a serious way.
The Bride of Frankenstein seemed to be put together in a more tongue and cheek fashion, but stands out due to the short scene stealing roles of various actors. Elsa Lancaster's role as the bride is short, but brilliant. John Carradine doesn't even get billing in the credits, but overwhelms his short scene. There a number of film making incongruities like a women screaming with the monster's hand over her mouth.
These movies are no longer scary by today's standards, but are definitely enjoyable.