Original theatrical poster Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. Produced by Donald E. McCoy
Edward D. Wood, Jr. Written by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Alex Gordon Starring Tony McCoy
Tor Johnson Music by Frank Worth Cinematography Ted Allan
William C. Thompson Editing by Warren Adams Distributed by Banner Pictures Release date(s) May 11, 1956 Running time 68 min. Country U.S. Language English Followed by Night of the Ghouls
Bride of the Monster (originally known as Bride of the Atom) is a 1955 horror/science-fiction film starring Béla Lugosi in a traditional mad scientist role. It was produced, directed and co-written by Edward D. Wood, Jr.. A sequel, entitled Night of the Ghouls, was made in 1959, but went unreleased for decades.
Lugosi's character, Dr. Eric Vornoff, is experimenting with atomic energy in a primitive laboratory in his mansion with the help of his assistant, Lobo (Tor Johnson) . His goal is to create an army of mutated supermen to do his bidding. Newspaper reporter Janet Lawton (a role originally intended for Dolores Fuller but given to Loretta King Hadler) starts investigating, as do the local police. Meanwhile, an Eastern-bloc agent or spy named Professor Strowksi (George Becwar) appears and tries to persuade Dr. Vornoff to return to their homeland. In the end, Lobo betrays Vornoff and Vornoff becomes a monster and is then blown up in an atomic explosion.
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