Must See: Bride of Frankenstein Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.


Title: Bride of Frankenstein
Date: 1935

Vitals: Dr. Frankenstein's monster is lonely, so the mad doctor builds his green buddy a scary lady friend who rejects him. In the process, the Bride also popularized a bizarre, bullet-fro hairstyle that has become synonymous with sexy female monsters. Fleeing his coiffed babe in despair, the monster befriends a blind pauper, who teaches him to smoke cigars (thus leading to the infamous line, "Smoke good!").

Famous names: Boris Karloff as the monster, James Whale produces/directs.

Crunchy goodness: 5

Copycats/Spinoffs/Sequels: Gods and Monsters, an amazing flick directed by Bill Condon, tells the story of James Whale during the period when he made Bride of Frankenstein. Unlike his closety Hollywood pals, Whale refused to hide his homosexuality and eventually became a pariah despite a string of hit horror movies in the 1930s.

The shit: Any scene including Elsa Lanchester as the Bride rocks. Period.

Sights you'll never unsee: Boris Karloff's monster learning to drink soup.

Sexual subversion in Bride of Frankenstein