FRANKENSTEIN: BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein (1935) is the sequel to his 1931 original Frankenstein. After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists that the now-chastened doctor should resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him and longs for a mate of his own. Scholars have long been fascinated with the film as a masterpiece of classic horror and an iconic queer monster movie.
Colin Milburn (English, UC Davis) will join moderator Wesley Jacks (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion.