April 19, 2020

This Day in Halloween: "The Bride of Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester as The Bride premieres in Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon in 1935. / Illustration by Ari Fuyumuro

The Bride of Frankenstein premieres in Chicago, San Francisco and Portland, OR. in 1935. It would open across the U.S. a month later. The sequel to 1931’s Frankenstein is considered one of the best sequels and best American films ever made. Directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in her most famous role as The Bride. Though controversial, the film is a hit on its release and re-releases.