Black and White Fright | 31 Nights of Horror Challenge

For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 30 prompt was Black and White Fright. We watched a bunch of black and white this year but I wanted to re-watch one that I have seen in ages, The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). It just so happened to fall on Elsa Lancaster’s 120 birthday (if she was still alive).

#31nightsofhorrorchallenge Black and White Fright: Bride of Frankenstein (1935).


Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil-experiment business, but when mad scientist Dr. Pretorius kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster

Our Thoughts on Bride of Frankenstein

I know that I will get flack for this but this movie is a dud. I know, it is classic monters and all of that jazz but the story is just super-slow. We don’t even see the Bride until the last few minutes and is she a bride just because she holds hands with the ‘Monster’? 

I mean come on, not only is the Bride scared to death of the Monster as she should be, this movie would not make it past the woke movement today with everyone calling foul! 

5 out of 10


Contrary to popular belief, Henry Frankenstein was not a doctor. He left medical school because he felt they couldn’t teach him what he needed to know. In neither Frankenstein(1931) nor Bride of Frankenstein is Henry referred to a doctor. Only Herr, or Baron. The only Frankenstein that was a Doctor was Wolf Frankenstein in Son of Frankenstein (1939), as played by Basil Rathbone.