Not long after the 1931 test screenings of Universal’s massively successful Frankenstein, there was talk of a sequel. While director James Whale initially wanted nothing to do with a followup, his success with The Invisible Man in 1933 made him the studio’s only choice as they prepared to head back into the lab for Bride of Frankenstein.
Released in 1935, the film was met with immediate critical and commercial success. Thanks in part to Whale’s direction and powerful performances from Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger and of course Elsa Lanchester, Bride has only grown in popularity over the last eight decades and has consistently been ranked as one of the few sequels that truly surpasses its original. Test your knowledge of the Bride of Frankenstein below!