Bride of the Monster
Bride of the Monster (1955)

To most outside observers, Bride of the Monster probably seems like a ridiculously inept horror film, and in many ways it is just that. To connoisseurs of the work of director Edward D. Wood Jr., however, it is the biggest budgeted film in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1955
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If ever the most notoriously incompetent filmmaker in the history of world cinema made a movie that's not all that bad, it was this one.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It quickly descends into [Wood's] signature style: few -- if any -- of the shots match, the acting is atrocious and the dialogue sings with its own unique rhythms of awfulness.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

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

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A classic Ed Wood oddity...

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Bela was such a bad actor...

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Even taking his nonexistent budgets into account, there's no getting around the fact that Wood was simply magnificently untalented -- albeit in a glorious way.

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Rob Humanick

The many flawed details of the film are embarrassing, but the film entire suggests a cry from the heart of a crippled poet.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Scott Weinberg

Bad, bad, bad. Have you not yet been introduced to Ed Wood?

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
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 schlock full of hideous… More
Phil Hubbs
The best bit about this film are the superb 'death' sequences and fabulous acting haha the plastic octopus cut with real footage is classic and Lugosi… More
Spencer S.
I feel jipped. No really, it's like I've been bamboozled here! Where is the true travesty of an Ed Wood production? I was expecting some serious… More
Cindy I
Hard to rate this one. It's terrible...after all it's directed by Ed Wood. But it's also so campy and lame that it's hysterical...because… More
Aj V
If you're interested in Wood's work, you should see this one too, it has Lugosi and the giant octopus. The plot isn't great, but it's still… More
Randy Tippy
How does one rate a movie that is sooooo bad that it's good?