Bride of the Monster (1955) – By Jason S. Lockard

Ed Wood is a name synonymous with bad movies. The director truly made some of the worst movies ever. Legend Films release of Bride of the Monster is surprisingly one of his best movies. Which may not be saying a lot, but is still a fun watch.

Bride of the Monster stars screen legend Bela Lugosi as Dr. Eric Vornoff, a mad scientist who desires to create a race of atomic supermen with the help of his henchman Lobo (Tor Johnson). This is typical 50s sci-fi cinema.

These kind of films are either loved for their campy style or panned as horrible cinema. I guess it is all in the eye of the beholder. Lugosi wrestling with a giant rubber octopus doesn’t help this film being taken seriously. The one thing this film has going for it is that it is Bela Lugosi’s final starring film role.

This DVD includes Bride of the Monster the restored black and white and the new beautifully colorized version. Than there is the bonus features which include a rare interview with Bela himself, a short film entitled The strongest man in the world starring Tor Johnson, and Legend films trailers.

So if you love Ed Wood or Bela Lugosi this is one of those must have DVDs. So head over to or your local DVD provider and pick up your copy today.

Moral Rating: mild violence
Audience: parental guidance
Genre: horror
Length: 1 hour 8 minutes
DVD Released: 2008
DVD Rating: C-