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Bride of the Monster Movie Review

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The 1994 movie Ed Wood wasn't kidding: In order to secure financing from Donald E. McCoy, the owner of the Packing Service Corporation, Wood had to hire his son Tony as Lieutenant Dick Craig. A star was born, but only for this movie. Bela Lugosi has a bit more oomph than usual as Dr. Eric Vornoff; he's a great mad scientist and his sequence opposite a rubber octopus in Griffith Park is a highlight. Tor Johnson is also a welcome presence as Lobo. The rest of the cast is your standard Ed Wood stock company—under-rehearsed and overacting! While lacking the rock bottom aesthetics and existential wretchedness of Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bride is still pretty terrible in its own right and it's a must-see for all true Wood buffs. AKA: Bride of the Atom.

1955 68m/B Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Loretta King, Tony McCoy, Harvey B. Dunn, George Becwar, Paul Marco, Billy Benedict, Dolores Fuller, Don Nagel, Bud Osborne, Conrad Brooks; D: Edward D. Wood Jr.; W: Edward D. Wood Jr., Alex Gordon, Alex Gordon; C: William C. Thompson; M: Frank Worth. VHS

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