How was the bride of Frankenstein created

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In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or the modern day Prometheus, Victor Frankenstein is attempted by the suggestion of his monster to create a female creature so that the monster can have a woman: “'Should every man,' he exclaimed, 'find a woman for his bosom, and every animal has its partner, and am I alone? '"The monster promises that if Victor complies with his request, he and his buddy will disappear into the wilderness of South America, never to reappear., Fearing for his family, Victor agrees reluctantly and travels to the Orkney Islands to begin his work on the creature's pal. He is haunted by premonitions of what his work could do, particularly the idea that creating a bride for the monster could lead to the breeding of an entire race of creatures that could plague humanity. After seeing his first creation in the window, Frankenstein destroys the unfinished bride. The monster testifies to this and vows to be with Victor on his upcoming wedding night. True to his word, the monster murders Frankenstein's new wife Elizabeth.,

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In Bride of Frankenstein, Henry Frankenstein's (Colin Clive) mentor Doctor Septimus Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) suggests to Henry that they create a partner for his monster (Boris Karloff), with Henry creating the body and Pretorius supplying an artificially grown brain. Henry initially defends himself against the idea, but Pretorius threatens to expose him to the authorities as the creator of the monster. Henry finally agrees to help his mentor when the monster kidnaps Henry's wife Elizabeth (Valerie Hobson)., Henry returns to his tower laboratory, where he is delighted despite his work. After ensuring Elizabeth's safety, Henry completes the bride's body. A storm rages as final preparations are made to bring the bride to life. Her body, wrapped in bandages, is lifted up through the roof. Lightning strikes a kite, which sends electricity through the bride. They remove her bandages and help her stand. Pretorius then explains it “The bride of Frankenstein!” The excited monster sees his buddy and reaches for her. When she sees the monster, however, the bride screams in horror. When the monster tries to touch her, the bride screams again; Heartbroken, the monster says, “She hates me. Like everyone else. ”As Elizabeth races by Henry's side, the monster rages through the laboratory and finds a lever that will destroy the lock. The monster tells Henry and Elizabeth to leave, but orders Pretorius and the bride to stay, say, "We belong dead." As Henry and Elizabeth flee, the monster sheds a tear as the bride hisses, and he then pulls the lever and triggers the destruction of the laboratory and the tower.,

The following film, Son of Frankenstein, reveals that the monster survived the explosion while Pretorius and the bride are believed to have died.

In the Dark Horse "Universal's Monsters" novel The Bride of Frankenstein: Pandora's Bride, Pretorius and the Bride survive the explosion. They flee to Germany, where he teaches her to become her own wife.,

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James Whale decided early on in production that the same actress who would play the bride should also play Mary Shelley in the prologue of the film, to portray how the story - and horror in general - comes from the dark side of the imagination. He considered Brigitte Helm and Phyllis Brooks before choosing Elsa Lanchester. Lanchester, who had accompanied husband Charles Laughton to Hollywood, had achieved only moderate success at this point. Lanchester had returned to London alone when Whale contacted her to offer her the dual role., Lanchester modeled the hiss of the bride on the hiss of the swans. She gave a sore throat while filming the hissing sequence that Wal shot from multiple angles.

The Bride (1985 film) edit

The Frankenstein Bride was portrayed as Eva in the Bride, played by Jennifer Beals, opposite Clancy Brown as the monster Viktor. It was created by Baron Charles Frankenstein and his assistant Paulus. When she sees Viktor, she is outraged. Later in the film, Eva falls in love with Viktor when he discovers her in the monastery outside of Frankenstein's castle.,

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994 film) edit

A version of the character appears in the 1994 film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, played by Helena Bonham Carter. In this version, Victor tries to revive his wife Elizabeth after she was killed by the monster by laying her head on the intact body of his hanged servant Justine. He succeeds, but the monster interrupts their reunion and claims Elizabeth to be his own bride., Transformed and apparently amnesiac, Elizabeth is drawn to the monster and strokes his face, but after realizing she has the same scars as him, she understands what Victor did to her. Victor and the monster fight over Elizabeth, but she feels disgusted with herself. She rejects Victor (with guttural noises) and commits suicide by setting herself on fire.

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