Box art for Bride Of the Monster

Bride Of the Monster

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

A mad scientist attempts to use nuclear power to create an army of powerful, mutant soldiers.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Ed Wood sucked. He didn't suck so bad he was good, he just sucked.

- Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: More fun than its ridiculous story and brutal acting and incompetently designed sets would indicate.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

0 star

There are bad movies and then there are great bad movies. Ed Wood was the king of making great bad movies. Many people say that the secret ingredient in Ed Wood's films was the love and devotion that he put into them. That may be true but what really makes a bad movie great is when you can watch it and be completely excited to watch it scene for scene and line for line. Bride of the Monster is awesomely bad and a real delight of bad cinema its every bit as good/bad as Plan Nine From Outer Space just not as famous. Bela Legosi's octopus fight sequence and his atomic supermen speak highlight this quintessential film for bad movie fans.

- staindslaved, Saturday, December 31, 2011

0 star

If you are acquainted with the work of Ed Wood you know what to expect, but this is never bad enough to be worth a laugh. A horrible shlock where hideous performances abound and the plot defies all comprehension and good sense.

- blacksheepboy, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

1 star

I just saw this film on TCM, and didn't find it as much of a "howler" as I expected. Surprised that it was made before "Plan 9," because it seemed much better made. The main two laughable elements are Tor Johnson's ridiculous zombie routine and the totally unconvincing rubber octopus (why didn't Wood just order a few fake tentacles capable of being curled into shapes, and then combine the stock underwater footage with surface shots of the tentacles dragging someone under?), but the direction and scoring are reasonably competent. And Lugosi gets a few good moments, such as his big "I haff no hooome" speech and the hypnotism scenes. Is this really so much worse than countless other no-budget horror/monster films of the era? In the "knocked-over tombstone" category, watch for the fight scene in the lab where Johnson blocks himself from being pushed through a doorway, and the flimsy set walls shake around him.

- fb1142797643, Sunday, September 7, 2008