Lanchester, while on screen for less than 10 minutes, creates an everlasting impression that will never leave you. When you think of women in horror films, Lanchester's legendary performance should be one of the first that comes to mind. While a monster made by the doctor herself, the Bride is incapable of loving the original monster. Lanchester's famous scream and hiss combination is one of my favorite horror film moments, and is still just as effective today.
Lanchester portraying Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley as the film opens is a nice addition and gives the audience a bit of historical context about the actual publishing of her original novel. Lanchester turns in a performance of the ages, one that has stood the test of time, and one that will continue to entertain horror fans for another 80 years.
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