5 StunningDeckyStrikesBack | 14/04/2011 | See all DeckyStrikesBack's reviews (63)Wow.This film is phenomenal.When people talk about the greatest sequels ever they always say Empire Strikes Back,Aliens,Godfather Part II (and theyre right) but no-one ever mentions Bride Of Frankenstein and it should be mentioned,1931's Frankenstein is brilliant but this sequel is better in every way! Colin Clive gives a great performance as Dr Frankenstein,coaxed into making the monster a mate and Ernest Thesiger has pure energy as Dr Protoreous, the crazy Doctor who talks Dr Frankenstein back into his old ways. Ernest is clearly having a great time in this film. Out of Boris Karloff's three iconic appearances as The Monster this is my favorite.Having him talk sounds like a bad idea,but it works and gives the Monster humour and a childlike innocence. the scene in the wood cabin where The Monster makes friends with a blind hermit is one of my favorite scenes in cinema history and i must admit it brought a tear to my eye.Elsa Lancaster is charming in the opening scenes as Mary Shelley recapping the events of the first film (which is a great idea,more sequels should do this) and she is iconic as the Bride. I first seen this film late at night on TV around 10 years ago and it always stuck with me, having bought it on DVD i watched it twice(im not kidding) in one day due to how entertaining it is and it has a very brief running time of around 75 minutes. Add amazing visuals,make-up,supporting characters and an unforgettable score and you have a film i cant flaw.