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FANTASTIC double feature night with teenybuffalo tonight! Bride of Frankenstein followed by The Wolf Man (followed by a long discussion about, among other things: vampire/werewolf/zombie/wendigo myths and literature, politics, zombies, mental illness, society's conditioning of women, and Magdalena Solis and the Hernandez brothers)
But yeah, Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.
I'd never seen either of these movies before. FANTASTIC double feature! We laughed, riffed, discussed various horror tropes and cliches and stuff, and had lots of fun.
Some oddly touching and poignant moments in both movies. Both very abrupt endings by modern standards. And I'm still mad that the titular Bride is barely there for five minutes before a tower gets dropped on her. D:<
But it's amusing to see
Victor Henry Frankenstein getting seduced by his strange and persuasive "old friend" Dr. Pretorius.
Also I'm now strangely attracted to Dwight Frye. I strongly suspect it's been teenybuffalo's mission this summer to give me crushes on various creepy men from old movies who are now either dead or ancient.
The Wolf Man was ... odd. Creepy stalking early on, then feeling bad for poor Larry. Pleasantly surprised that lots of the Romani characters were played by actual Romani people. And the psychologist wasn't evil! Just Wrong Genre Savvy. The werewolf makeup was pretty funny though. Kind of wish there was a sequel where Larry's dad and Gwen become crime-fighting werewolves.
Also, odd similarities between the Wolf Man and Bruce Banner/the Hulk. Like, to the point that I can't believe that's a coincidence, what with Larry's stories in later movies.
Anyways, great night, going to miss these for a few months while I'm off on the other side of the country.