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Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Written by Edward D. Wood, Jr. & Alex GordonWood regulars
Conrad Brooks Harvey B. Dunn Ben Frommer Dolores Fuller Tor Johnson Bela Lugosi Paul Marco Don Nagel Bud Osborne
William Benedict Loretta King Tony McCoy Plot
People keep disappearing around Lake Marsh. The whole town is in a panic as word of a monster spreads like wildfire, stirred by newspaper stories by Janet Laughton (King). The police, including Janet's fiance, Dick (McCoy), are dumbfounded. And there are other questions. Who is the strange Dr. Eric Vornoff (Lugosi) and what is he doing out at the old Willow's place...?'Wood'-ness
This is arguably Ed's best film. The plot is decent, the acting (mostly) is on-key, and Bela is older, but sharp as the mad Dr. Vornoff. While some of the sets are simplistic, some are quite effective. And even the simple ones aren't nearly as offensive as some make them out to be.
This is the closest Ed came to getting it right. With a working octopus, a better laboratory set and maybe a better leading man, this could have been excellent. As it is, it's a good, fun film. A definite buy.Best Line
"Home? I have no home. Hunted. Despised. Treated like an animal. The jungle is my home. But I shall show the world that I can be it's master!" - Dr. Eric VornoffFile Under Horror, Sci-Fi
PROS: Good image quality. CONS: More expensive. Few extras.
Manufacturer: Passport Video Format: Region 1 - NTSC Comments: This is a 2 disc DVD set that features six Ed films: Glen or Glenda, Jail Bait, Bride of the Monster, The Violent Years, Night of the Ghouls and Plan 9 From Outer Space.
It also features the same "Ed Wood Story" found on the previous Passport DVD of Plan 9.
Manufacturer: unknown Format: NTSC Comments: DVD set featuring Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space, among others.
This is a UK DVD release from Elstree Hill Entertainment.
This is a UK DVD release from 23rd Avenue Entertainment.
This is a UK DVD release from Classic Entertainment that also features non-Ed films Little Shop of Horrors and The Bat.
This is a UK Box Set that features Bride of the Monster.
This is an Australian DVD release from Payless.
This is a release from the Netherlands that includes Bride of the Monster, Plan 9 from Outer Space and Glen or Glenda.
This is the original title of the completed Bride of the Monster. Although never distributed under this title, it was this title that the finsihed film first carried, so copies with the original title may exist.