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Friday, October 31, 2008

Horror Movie Brides


I've never been much of a horror movie fan (yes, I'm a total chicken) and usually end up peering out from between my splayed fingers or examining the ceiling during the scary parts. But, today is Halloween, so we're celebrating horror movie brides!

I wracked my brain. The first one was easy, because of course, there's the Bride of Frankenstein.

Or…on the funny bride of Frankenstein front, Madeline Kahn's portrayal in Young Frankenstein. What fun!

And then there's Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

That was the extent of my knowledge (I'm betting some of you could have thought of others), but when I went looking I also found:
Bride of Chucky
The Brides of Dracula
Bride of the Gorilla (I kid you not)

And of course, there's The Bride, a remake of Bride of Frankenstein, starring Sting.

I loved the old film posters from some of these. Some even had multiple posters and foreign posters. A few were rather racy, considering that they were made in another era.

I confess that I like the old ones best, probably because they're not too scary. When I watch these with my husband, who loves horror flicks, we can laugh at them and play along, pretend we're frightened and admire the filmmaker's ingenuity with the limited special effects that were available at the time.

So, how many of the movies listed here have you seen? Any other bride horror movies you can think of? I'm sure there are others. Probably even some obvious ones that I didn't think of.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Julie Hilton Steele said...

We noticed Young Frankenstein is on this weekend. My husband said that he had NEVER seen it...how could I have married him, not knowing that? So that is on our watch list tonight!

Happy Halloween, Julie

October 31, 2008 at 5:54 AM  
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October 31, 2008 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Shirley Jump said...

I haven't seen Bride of the Gorilla -- LOL! But I have seen the others and once went as Bride of Frankenstein to a party. My husband would say that's my normal self ;-)

Shirley

October 31, 2008 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Happy Halloween! I haven't heard of several of those. They sound hilarious.

Melissa

October 31, 2008 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Happy Halloween! I've seen the Bride of Frankentein, but none of the others. What a great idea for a post today! *G*

October 31, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Myrna said...

Julie, I agree on Young Frankenstein. It's a favorite. We still pathetically quote lines from it even though it's been years since we last watched it.

I hope all of you get a chance to watch some campy Halloween stuff tonight. I'm trying to hand out all my candy so I won't end up eating it myself, but right now my street looks too empty. People are raking leaves instead of trick or treating!

October 31, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

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