Watch The Bride
- 1 hr 58 min
The Bride is a 1985 movie that can be categorized as a horror romance featuring an excellent cast that includes Sting, Jennifer Beals, and Anthony Higgins. The film is a retelling of the famous classic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, set in the Victorian era. The story begins with Baron Charles Frankenstein (Sting) embarking on his latest scientific experiment to create a human-like creature (Clancy Brown) with science that he claims will give life to the dead. But after Charlesâ friend and mentor, Dr. Zalhus (David Rappaport), dies trying to steal Charlesâ secret, Charles is devastated and leaves the creature to its fate.
A few years after the creation, Charles invites Henry (Anthony Higgins), a former student and friend, to unveil his new creation. Instead, he finds out that the Baron's creature is alive, and that he has been keeping her in a secluded part of his castle. The creature, Eva (Jennifer Beals), was made specifically as a companion for the monster, but Eva is not subservient, as Charles had intended.
Eva is understandably disoriented and confused, but over time Henry starts to teach her language, and one day she accompanies him to the village, where they fall in love. Although Henry initially feels guilty about his affection toward his friend's creation, he becomes more open to the idea of love beyond the realm of the traditional.
As the story progresses, viewers see a series of encounters between the creature and Eva as they form a bond that Charles cannot accept. Things spiral out of control as Charles tries to manipulate the creature and Eva into his own twisted plans. But when the creature experiences human emotions, things go in a different direction than Charles had expected.
Throughout the movie, viewers can see that each of the characters has their own motivations and emotions that drive them. Sting's Baron is driven by his own obsession with creating life from death, while Anthony Higgins' Henry is consumed with his love for Eva. But it is Jennifer Beals' Eva who steals the spotlight, who gives a powerful performance as she tries to find her way in a world that is new to her.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the film is the work that went into crafting the sets, costumes, and makeup to recreate the periodâs feel. The sets and locations are breathtakingly beautiful, with attention paid to the smallest of details, transporting the viewer to a bygone era. The film appropriately uses a haunting and melancholic score, which enhances the emotional impact of every scene.
At its heart, The Bride is a Gothic horror film that explores themes of creation, humanity, love, and control. It explores many philosophical questions about the purpose of life, the value of humanity, and the morality of creation, giving the audience much to ponder on when the movie is over.
In general, The Bride is a well-made horror romance movie that represents the 1980s were filled with some of the era's most memorable and unique cinematic works. Despite the movie's mixed critical reception, it is still an enjoyable watch, blending together science, horror, and philosophy to create a unique story that stands on its own. Fans of horror, romance, and classic literature will find something to appreciate in this film.
The Bride is a 1985 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 30.