Bride of the Monster (1955)

USA, 1954
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.

Plot Summary

Mad scientist Dr Varnoff uses atomic energy to transform unwilling victims into .


Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr
Copyright MCMXCV [] Wade Williams Distribution
Executive Producer: Donald E. McCoy
Produced by: Edward D. Wood Jr
Associate Producer: Tony McCoy
Original Story and Screenplay by: Edward D. Wood Jr and Alex Gordon
Directors of Photography: William C. Thompson and Ted Allan
Film Editor: Mike Adams
Musical Score by: Frank Worth
Sound Recording: Dale Knight, Lyle Willey
Make Up Artists: Louis J. Haszillo, Maurice Seiderman
Special Effects: Pat Dinga
Made in Hollywood, U.S.A. [Palm Canyon, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA; Ted Allen Studios, Hollywood, California, USA; Centaur Studios, Hollywood, California, USA]

Bela Lugosi (Dr Eric Vornoff)
Tor Johnson (Lobo)
Tony McCoy (Lt Dick Craig)
Loretta King (Janet Lawton)
Harvey B. Dunn (Captain Tom Robbins)
George Becwar (Professor Vladimir Strowski)
Don Nagle (Detective Marty Martin)
Bud Osborne (Mac)
John Warren (Jake)
Ann Wilner (Tillie)
Dolores Fuller (Margie)
William Benedict (newsboy)
Ben Frommer (drunk)
Paul Marco (Officer Kelton)

Alternative Titles

Bride of the Atom
The Monster of the Marshes – working title
Die Rache des Würgers – Germany

See also
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Devil Bat (1940)
Dracula (1931)
Ed Wood (1994)
Frankenstein (1931)
Night of the Ghouls (1959)
Plan 10 from Outer Space (1994)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958)
The Sinister Urge (1961)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Unearthly (1957)
White Zombie (1932)

Extracts included in
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)
Ed Wood: Look Back In Angora (1994)
Horrible Horror (1986)
It Came from Hollywood (1982)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.11
  • Nebula Science Fiction no.13 (September 1955) pp.106-107 – review (Scientifilm previews by Forrest J. Ackerman)
  • Scarlet Street no.16 p.53 – review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) pp.155-156
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.56 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.45 – credits
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.40 – credits, review
  • The Illustrated Dinosaur Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.47 – review, credits
  • Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide, The by Stephen Jones p.129 – credits, review
  • Nightmare of Ecstasy: Life and Art of Edward D. Wood by Rudolph Grey p.201 – credits
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.49
  • by Walt Lee p.48 – review