Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Bride on the slab getting ready for her closeup. The Bride is from Billiken. The base floor is scratch built from super sculpy.
Preparation began shortly after the first film premiered, but script problems delayed the project. Principal photography started in January 1935, with creative personnel from the original returning in front of and behind the camera. Bride of Frankenstein was released to critical and popular acclaim, although it encountered difficulties with some state and national censorship boards. Since its release the film’s reputation has grown, and it is hailed as Whale’s masterpiece. Modern film scholars, noting Whale’s homosexuality and that of others involved in the production, have found a gay sensibility in the film, although a number of Whale’s associates have dismissed the idea. On several occasions, Universal Pictures has sought to remake the film.