Bride of the Monster
|Bride of the Monster|
|Directed by||Ed Wood|
|Produced by||Ed Wood|
|Written by||Alex Gordon
|Music by||Frank Worth|
William C. Thompson
|Editing by||Warren Adams|
|Studio||Rolling M. Productions|
|Distributed by||Banner Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 11, 1956|
|Running time||68 minutes|
Bride of the Monster is a 1956 sci-fi horror movie. It was produced and directed by Ed Wood. It was co-written by Wood and Alex Gordon. The movie opened in Hollywood in May 1955 with the title Bride of the Atom. A sequel titled Night of the Ghouls was completed in 1959. It was not released until 1987.
Cast[change | change source]
- Bela Lugosi as Dr. Vornoff, a scientist planning to use nuclear power to create an army of super-warriors who will conquer the world
- Tor Johnson as Lobo, Vornoff's assistant
- Loretta King as Janet Lawton, a newspaper reporter
- Tony McCoy as police Lt. Dick Craig, Lawton's boyfriend
- Paul Marco as police officer Kelton
- George Becwar as Professor Strowski, Vornoff's scientific colleague
Story[change | change source]
Dr. Vornoff and Lobo are experimenting with nuclear power in an old house. The house is guarded by a giant octopus living in a nearby swamp. The octopus has killed local people. Lawton arrives at the house to investigate (check it out). Vornoff keeps her a prisoner. Lt. Craig comes looking for Lawton.
Professor Strowski arrives to ask Vornoff to return to their homeland. Strowski is killed. Lobo accidentally turns Vornoff into an atomic-powered super-human being. A fire in the laboratory kills Lobo. Vornoff, Craig, Lawton, and the police escape the fire. A bolt of lightning kills Vornoff. It forms a mushroom cloud.
References[change | change source]
- Rhodes, Gary D. (1997). Lugosi: his life in films, on stage, and in the hearts of horror lovers. McFarland. .