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'BRIDES OF DRACULA'
Directed by; TERENCE FISHER
Produced by; Anthony Hinds
Starring; YVONNE MONLAUR, PETER CUSHING; as Dr. Van Helsing,
DAVID PEEL as the Vampire, MARTITA HUNT as Greta, and Freda Payne, etc.
Hi Kids; Tis I, your 'L.A. GAY-PRIDE Ghoul'; DITA DIRT NAP, bringing another 'Bridal-Themed Horror Film' Review this week in Honor of my L.A. GAY-PRIDE FEST/West Hollywood which is the entire Month of JUNE, Hon! This campy, culty Flick is perfect for 'PRIDE' and Stars the Late; YVONNE MONLAUR, who starred in Hammer's; 'BRIDES OF DRACULA', as well as another DITA-Fave Film and past-review called; 'CIRCUS OF HORRORS'. She is sorely missed already, Hon. To see a 'YVONNE MONLAUR TRIBUTE-VIDEO', Simply Click here, Dear> https://youtu.be/oVaulJ28-3Q
Now its been a long while since dear old DITA had seen this
film, even though it was one of my first reviews in my early years, so I took my
copy of it my favorite friend and neighbor's place nearby, one street over to be
exact, over to 'MAD DOCTOR D.'s' pad, he slipped it in, brought in the pop-corn
w/extra 'spider-sprinkles' and sweet-tea and we viewed it again.
DITA loves this film, first and foremost cuz it's a 'Hammer-Film', and secondly because of it's 'camp'-value! Again, perfect for all those; 'JUNE-BRIDES'. Take a look at the Campy-cool & Culty Trailer by Clicking here> https://youtu.be/LR8CaOgSSuc
Don't cha' just love it?
Now this DITA-Fave starts out with our Heroine, Mary-Anne, played perfectly by the late, French Sex-Kitten; YVONNE MONLAUR. As she sets out for a Teaching job in Transylvania, uh , at an 'all-girls' School. She is bumped along the muddy trail, thru the bleak, dank , dark woods by a gothically-cool old-fashioned carriage. Then after a pre-planned temporary road-block she arrives at an Inn to grab a bite to eat before heading to the afore mentioned 'all-girls school. (Gay-Pride reference already for ya, Kids! LOL!) Long story short, her Driver takes off without her. Then quickly a scary-looking old Baroness comes to the Inn and offers a ride to Mary-Anne and an overnight stay at her close-by creepy-castle. Hmmm? So much for 'not talking to strangers.
Any-who, she arrives at the creepy castle w/the 'hit-with-the-ugly-stick' old Baroness and shortly after has dinner w/the old bat, uh, after meeting her strange House-keeper; GRETA. You see, Greta, has a weird tick of laughing wildly-demonic, ah, kind of out of the blue.
The 'facially-challenged' Baroness then admits she has a son, who btw, she keeps locked-up, in another part of the castle, cuz he ain't right in the head, as they say. Mary-Anne later thinks she sees him trying to commit suicide by jumping off the ledge of the castle.
Now DITA must say the confusing thing about this fun , bridal-themed fright flick is that Dracula is not even in it. Also the son turns out to be the Vampire who takes Brides, but is confusingly blonde. Huh? Anyway, Mary-Anne then discovers the son is chained-up by his mother and is, as the Trailer says; 'blindingly-handsome'. She then decides to go steal the key to unlock him, out of the old mother baroness's room. She sadly doesn't know that why he is locked-up is because he's a vampire. She then leaves and runs into Dr. Van Helsing , played well by; Peter Cushing.
Flash-forward, he finally gets her to her Teaching assignment/new job at the School. By the way, look closely thru-out key-scenes in the film for Hammer's usual , expected brilliant use of color in various beautifully-lit scenes, like windows, and such of purple, orange and green. DITA loves that signature Hammer touch in his films, Dear.
Back to Dr. Van Helsing, he then tells various people he is a
Doctor and they always react like he just said, he was Superman or something.
Weird. Later we see Mary-Anne getting a girl-roommate named; GINA. Well Gina in
no time flat is of course bitten by the 'afore-mentioned' now wandering-blonde
male vampire. She is actually the 2nd Girl bitten by the Groom-to-be Vamp. In
the meantime David Peel/Blonde Vampire quickly proposes marriage to our
Mary-Anne to make her Bride # 3.
Will sweet, naive, trusting Mary-Anne be horribly turned into a 'Vampire-Bride' w/long bizarre wax-looking teeth, will Greta stop oddly in other scenes stop talking to graves, huh, will the Baroness become her son's next human-'Lunch-Able'??? DITA doesn't want to tell you the whole story, but I will tell you the oddly blonde-vamp's Mother the old Baroness, when predictably is turned/bitten by her son into a Vampress, ends up looking like a frightened rat w/big hair.
Later while Mary-Anne is visiting the Town Care-taker's business to see her newly undead, recent roomie; GINA, and pay her respects. Gina unsurprisingly pops up out of her small, wooden coffin to scare & try to recruit Mary-Anne to be Dracula's/Blonde Vamps Main 'Un-Dead Bride', spouts bizarre 'die-o-log', then does some weird leaning w/one of the other Brides. Then Blondie/Groom Vamp arrives to take his Bride unwillingly, bites her, then is chased away by Dr. Van Helsing. Van Helsing then 'mirack-u-lussly' takes a hot-poker from the stable/funeral care-taker place of business, complete w/hay and horse. Huh? Then burns her neck back to pre-vampire bite, healthy-ness. Ok, didn't know that was a thing in vampire-lore, Hon?
Anyway, the Blonde angry Vamp-Groom comes back to only end up in a dramatic ending fight-scene w/Vampire-Hunter Dr. Van Helsing, which ends w/them catching the whole place on fire and killing the would-be Blonde Groom Vamp by..........by.......??? Well, as you know by now, dear, DITA never likes to tell the whole sordid story, but I will give the hint the, the Vamp-'wanna-be' Groom is killed with a 'shadow-of-a-doubt'. Key-word being shadow & a cross-over. End-scene!
Now before DITA gets to my infamous ;'Things-2-Look-4-List', I urge you to find out the ending and view this gloriously macabre bridal-themed vampire fright flick for yourself, which looks even more beautiful on this 'vonder-fully' transferred BLU-RAY, by Clicking on the 'BLU RAY-Icon' , next to dear old decrepit DITA's Review! Watch it , on a dark and June-gloomy night, this LA-Pride Weekend, Hon, curled up in front of your fireplace, with a freshly-popped bowl of popcorn for two same-sex partners or ghouls w/spider-sprinkles.
Now for DITA's 'Things-2-Look-4-List as follows, Babe;
*Scene w/both Vampire-Brides leaning weirdly, first to the left,
then to the right w/big , long wax-looking rat teeth, ready to bite like a
*Scene w/Vampire care-taker/House-Keeper w/evil belly-laugh; Greta laying on top of the first to-be Brides grave , egging her on to come up and out of her fresh grave to become an un-dead Vamp-Bride, while Greta's 'sike-meds' have worn-off as she laughs wildly, as she's slowly bringing out the full-tilt crazy!
*Fight-scene at the end w/Blonde Groom-Vamp; David Peel fighting Dr. Van Helsing dramatically, complete with a well-rehearsed fight-to-the-finish-scene w/setting hay on floor in mortuary on fire and the vampire-killer end.
*Just a side-note on Mary-Anne's eating-scenes, Hon. Why does everyone in the film take away her food, just before she gets a chance to actually eat it??? Makes you go; H-m-m-m?
DITA loved getting to watch this Hammer-Film again w/my good fiend, 'MAD DOCTOR D.' on his big-screen blood-plasma TV this GAY-PRIDE Month of JUNE, btw, 'Mad Dr.-D.', is also a proud openly gay man, Dear!
DITA gives a well-deserved perfect score of 3 SKULLS OUT OF A 3 SKULLS SCORE!!!
Next week, I bring you the More 'Bridal-Themed' Horror Films
w/'DITA-Fave'; ELVIRAS; 'BRIDE OF MONSTERMANIA'-Documentary!
Til then, I blow you; 'CHAINSAW VACCINATED-KISSES', DITA ('BEAT BOX') DIRT NAP
(Click here to see the Exact Song MADONNA Walked Down The Aisle to in her first Marriage to Actor; Sean Penn back in 1985 by 'ART OF NOISE' called; 'BEAT BOX'> https://youtu.be/Kk1Kvpds15o)
p.s. This Review is lovingly dedicated to the Beautiful, Actress and Star of this fang-tastic film; YVONNE MONLAUR and our Pride-tastic L.A. Pride-Fest. Click here to see the Trailer of her Fright-Flick; 'CIRCUS OF HORRORS'> https://youtu.be/fwnb0m0MUhs
Also DITA wants to wish everyone a very Happy Gay-Pride this special gothic-rainbow filled Month of JUNE, Babe!
"We're here! ' We're Gothic-Queer All Month!' 'Get used it!'
DITA also wants you to know that their is a special gay-pride month, 'audience-participation', 'Double-Feature' Screening next weekend at the NEWLY-RE-OPENED; New Beverly Cinema of JOHN WATERS; "FEMALE TROUBLE" & "DESPERATE LIVING" with Cult-Star; LIZ RENAY and it looks sadly like it already 'SOLD-OUT!' D-A-M-N IT!
Send scare-mail to; DDN1965@LIVE.COM
As usual, here are some DITA-Suggested sites to web-surf at your leisure, my little 'Wedding-Rice' covered, 'Spider-Bites', as follows;
www.madonna.com ("Queen Of The Gay-People!')
www.billyidol.net New Billy Idol album 'Kings & Queens of the Underground' available now! And in 'Dancing With Myself', his long-awaited bestselling autobiography, Billy Idol delivers ...
www.thenewbev.com (They will showing a lot of Gay-Pride Themed Movies like; 'DRACULA'S DAUGHTER', HEDGEWIG and a John Waters 'SOLD-OUT' Double-Feature of; 'FEMALE TROUBLE' & 'DESPERATE LIVING' this June-2021, Dear! Check their Schedule for days and times and check them all for seeing if they sell-out.)
www.electricduskdrivein.com (DITA Like-y!)
www.vinelanddriveintheater.com Open 7 days a week, RAIN or Shine, including Holidays Show times are subject to change!
www.marthastewart.com (Her June 2021-Bridal-Issue still on some news stands, Hon!)
www.cinespia.org (Listings for the infamous 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery' Movies-In-The-Graveyard Schedule for Summer-2021..)
www.facebook.com/DJDugGraves (Tune into DUG GRAVES RADIO-HORROR SHOW Every Friday Night, Hon!!!)
www.vh1.com - New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture
'THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN'
Directed By the Infamous; JAMES WHALE
Starring; ELSA LANCHESTER, BORIS KARLOFF, COLIN CLIVE, etc.
Welcome back my Little 'Spider-Bites!'
This week I, DITA will be bring you the Creme De La Creme of all Bridal-Themed Horror Films with the Universal Classic; 'BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN' from 1935! Starring DITA-Fave; ELSA LANCHESTER! As well as another DITA-Fave; BORIS KARLOFF! As well as being Directed by the Infamous; JAMES WHALE (who wuz by the way ironically GAY, himself!) His life wuz of course chronicled in the excellent film; ''OF GODS AND MONSTERS' Click here to see that Hexcellant Trailer below; http://youtu.be/Nn2G6YrvibM
First DITA must say this film is a fun Masterpiece that picks up where 'FRANKENSTEIN'' left off. To see what I mean, check out the Ultra-Classic Trailer for 'BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN' here, Hon> http://youtu.be/UOf_klwbAD8
Let DITA say that this Classic Film has everything from 'Scoop to Nuts'', including Comedy, Camp, and Drama! Since everyone knows the full storyline, DITA will only wax over it briefly.
After the fire at the mill. The Monster has survived the
whole debacle by falling thru the floor of 'House of Frankenstein' into the
water-filled basement below, climbs out thru a hole, w/the help of a Villagers
wife, thinking she's pulling out her Husband who fell into the hole earlier.
The look on her face when she pulls up Frankenstein's Monster is priceless!
Being thought dead from the fire by the Villagers, except for the character
Actress who plays Dr. Frankenstein's wife's 'Lady-In-Waiting'; Minnie, who btw,
provides most of the comic-relief thru out the film, right down to her clothes,
he wanders on into the Village-forest scaring every one from a Lay-Sheep-herder,
village children and a family of gypsies. Finally he is pulled to a blind man
living alone in a cottage by his violin playing. Long story short, the lonely
man lovingly befriends him, takes him in, feeds him, shelters him and teaches
him about friendship, smoking and drinking and that fire is not so bad in
certain circumstances. Along w/teaching him some words in English, which are ;
friend, good, fire, smoke, drink and the always sad, word; 'Alone'
These scenes DITA found most touching in the entire film as all the Monster has learned outside of this man is that people fear him and always try to attack him as he is considered a scary outsider. Hmmm? Sounds like what most Gay-people go thru. ( www.lapride.org ) Remember my little Spider-Bites, people have always attacked what they fear and don't understand! Sounds familiar again, Hon.
He is of course discovered by accident by wandering lost villagers asking for directions and immediately attacked again and faces fire once more in a negative light as the blind mans cottage is accidentally caught on fire. As the Monster runs outside in fear, he sadly calls out ; 'FRIEND!' Much like a child who loses a parent when they need them the most and have just started to trust. This scene almost made Dear old DITA cry as the Monster runs away scared once more, looking for another friend.
He finds a graveyard and hides in its underground catacombs, where he meets the nutty 'Dr. So-and-So' who's been down there grave-robbing. When the Nutty Dr. meets Frankenstein's Monster he breaks bread w/him and of course wine and leads the poor misunderstood creature to believe he has found another friend. BTW, to see Frankenstein's Monster smoking and drinking is 'rib-tickling' to this 'ghoul-gal.' This nutty Dr. has come into town to do a joint-experiment w/Dr. Frankenstein, even though he is not willing, uh, after his last monster-mess. He earlier in the film shows Dr. Frankenstein his own grown from tissue live 'mini-experiments' of little people which he keeps under glass which include a mini-queen, her mini-king and a Bishop as well as a mini-Ballerina. Another fun/odd scene in this Classic Bridal Fright-fest flick!
Eventually since the good Dr. Frankenstein refuses to 'join-forces' w/the mad Dr. ,said Mad Dr. has the Creature kidnap his wife so he will be forced to cooperate to create a 'Female Mate'/Bride for the poor ,lonely Monster, as his first friend taught him that being alone is bad. DITA will say that how this film shows the vulnerability of the Monster and his 'Man-boy' persona is excellent and not overlooked by this ghoul-girl! Love the Monster's vulnerability and child-like word expressions along w/grunts and groans at everything consider 'g-o-o-d' and 'b-a-d'', that he experiences thru out the picture. BORIS KARLOFF's portrayal of the advancing knowledge of the Monster in this Sequel is brilliant and shows this Man's advanced acting skills that made and kept him a Star-thru-out his Career. He wuz even good at comedy and could keep up w/the best comedienne's like the incomparable CAROL BURNETT, who once played a scared Librarian who meets Boris Karloff in the library she works in. A 'Jack-Of-All-Trades' for sure thinks DITA!
The Casting of ELSA LANCHESTER is brilliant especially the way
she moves her head around bird-like and perfect as she first comes to life. Elsa
wuz a brilliant actress that wuz funny, talented and even sang in her career in
Hollywood. She even once played in an Episode of; 'I LOVE LUCY'' playing a
'would-be' axe-murder! also Guest Starred on; 'HERE'S LUCY!" A
'JILL-OF-ALL-TRADES', if you will. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GO TO HER Website >
After the Nutty Dr. and Dr. Frankenstein start the 'bringing to life' part of the film in the lightning-storm scenes, which are the classic drama scene 'focal-points' of the film........... the real fun, camp and drama come to a fevered dramatic-pitch, Dear! As lightning crashes, steel-kites fly and sci-fi lab contraptions a plenty, begin to work their 'macabre-magic' slowly bringing the Monsters mate to life. These scenes are not to be missed as they are shot beautifully, complete w/effective angles ,close-ups of the mad doctors craggy, crazy face and more. It is then the infamous line is spoken of; 'SHE'S ALIVE! Click here for that one ,Kids> http://youtu.be/CiFfUnimUH4
Now DITA just loves the Bride's Classic 'Monster-Movie' wardrobe after she's brought to life and stood upright to be visual examined by the two overdramatic DR.'s. BTW, she looks 7 ft. tall. Her gothically-chic wardrobe consists of a long hospital-white bed sheet w/shoulder-pads, and arms wrapped right down to her fingers w/plastic surgery-bands wrapped strategic-ally. Her hair has been done by a 'gay-guy' obviously w/its triangular/pyramid type shape complete w/gray streaked waves all the way up w/various scars on her lovely alabaster-face w/heavily painted lips. After the Monster breaks in and sees her, uh, his new f-r-i-e-n-d, she reacts w/cat-like hisses and a dramatic scream.
He becomes angered expressing that she hates him and only sees him as the villagers do. At this pivotal-moment Dr. Frankenstein's wife has escaped and is banging on the laboratory door begging her husband to come out with her, before his Monster decides to blow up the Lab. He is told by the madly depressed Monster to leave w/his wife, but tells the Nutty/mad Dr. to stay and utters the classic line, referring to the Mad Doctor, himself and his indifferent female-mate; ''WE BELONG DEAD'', and dramatically pulls the leaver blowing up the entire lab and them! End scene!
NOW, that's a good Sequel, thinks DITA!
This Classic horror film wuz once show-cased on TCM'S; 'ESSENTIALS!' DITA thinks this ironically-wonderfully made film teaches/displays as well as show cases 'learning-lessons' about what happens when the all-important lesson of 'empathy' is missing and more importantly 'not' learned in life. DITA can not express how much I love this movie and thinks it will last for eternities of generations far into the future to enjoy. Just don't colorize it as it is one of those distinct classic black and white that actually looks better that way, as it adds to the overall feel of the film itself. Again, DITA loves colorization on certain films but just 'not'' on this on!
So I DITA, a once 'real-life' Bride-2-Be gives this movie a
perfect score of 3 Skulls OUT OF A 3 Skulls Score for brilliance in
Horror-Cinema!!! To get your Classic-Copy of JAMES WHALE's; 'BRIDE OF
FRANKENSTEIN', just Click on the 'Blu-Ray-Icon' of it, next to my Review
Trailer, Spanish, English and French Dubbing, etc.
Next week, DITA brings you another 'Bridal-Themed Horror-Flick'.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW ,DEAD AND ROTTING IN THE RECENT HOT, SUMMER SUN! Uh, that's me, Hon!
A one time-Bride w/Gay-Pride!
I Now Pronounce you 'Vamp-Hubby' & 'Screaming Skelton-Bride', Wifey!
Til then, toss your 'Rice and 'Tera-dack-tal'-wings' outside the Haunted-Church, Hon!
''VACCINATED-KISSES' & BLACK-ROSE BOO-KAYS',
DITA ('LIKE A VIRGIN') DIRT NAP
(Too see that Classic-Ditty, Sung by MADONNA; 'LIKE A VIRGIN', Simply Click here> https://youtu.be/gkSxhG4cbPo)
As usual here are some DITA-Suggested sites of horror as follows;
www.mymoviemonsters.com ("Scary Monsters Magazine!)
www.elvira.com (DITA Urges you to Check Out ELVIRA'S GAY PRIDE MERCH. this Month! DITA's ordering hers to where at Gay-Pride Party near the end of this month by LAX, Hon.)
www.madonna.com Madonna's official web site and fan club, featuring news, photos, concert tickets, merchandise, and more.
www.shoutfactory.com (Great DVD-Selections says DITA!)
www.somethingweird.com (DITA like-y! Great Cult DVD-Selection!!!)
www.electricduskdrivein.com (DITA Highly recommend Checking out their 'Summer-Films and More this Month!)
www.thenewbev.com (NOW RE-OPENED, Hon!)
www.facebook.com/DJDugGraves (Tune into DUG GRAVES HORROR-RADIO SHOW Every Friday Night, Hon!!!)
“BRIDE OF CHUCKY”
Directed by: RONNY YU!!! ('The Bride With White Hair', etc.)
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile and John Ritter.
Film Company: Universal Pictures
BLU RAY, 1999, run time 1 Hr. 29 minutes
Hello Again ,my little 'June-Bridal Spider-Bites!' DITA DIRT NAP
your 'Horror/Cult'-Hostess w/the 'most-est' in all the right rotted & bone-y
Now DITA first say for this New Month of JUNE, I was going to start my Annual 'BRIDAL-THEMED HORROR-Reviews, keeping w/the Asian theme from last month by bringing you the 'Asian-Sequel' of 'THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR 2', by upon Re-watching this Inferior Flick, DITA decided not to. Why, you may ask? Well here are some quick reasons as follows, Hon;
*not great storyline about the original witches continued wrath w/her Grooms Nephew.
*not as good cast as the first one,
*discombobulating & boring storyline.
*last but not least a change of Director that's, not the infamous and amazingly talented; RONNIE YU, who brilliantly Directed the first one witch DITA will Review next May of 2022.
Also DITA would like to thank the people who took time out to send some compliments my way , including positive comments about showing Mr. JACKIE CHAN some love in last weeks Review of; 'DRUNKEN MASTER 2' as well as other fan-mail that praised my choice of choosing celebrate May w/Only 'Asian-Themed Horror & Cult Films as well as bringing awareness to the recent plight this year to 'Asian-Hate' crimes. So DITA says ;'Thank all of you ever so' for all of your lovely comments that melted this 'Bone-Bitch's' little Black Heart!
So Dear Old DITA has decided next year at that time in May to
bring your More 'Asian-Themed' Horror & Cult Films to Celebrate the Annual Month
of May being Officially; 'NATIONAL ASIAN-AMERICAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH' ,once
again! Also one Last time Please if you haven't Tweeted Out; #StopAsianHate
please do so. Also Check out the sites I promoted last month as follows;
WWW.STOPASIANHATE.ORG & WWW.STOPASIANHATE.INFO
So since I will not be bringing you the afore mentioned Asian-Themed Bridal Flick Sequel and since DITA loves the work of Asian-Director; RONNY YU and its now time for my Annual 'BRIDAL-THEMED HORROR FLICKS' for all you 'JUNE-BRIDES', I bring you Mr. Yu's Horror-Opus and COUNT GORE's Favorite; 'BRIDE OF CHUCKY', Directed by RONNY YU, himself!!!
Lastly, here is my last Three 'Asian-Themed' links to end my salute to 'Asian-Themed' Horror & Cult Flicks til May-2022, as follows;
*BLACK PINK MEGAMIX(DITA Like-y!)> https://youtu.be/ARa26e9UoK0
* BTS Meal @McDonalds this Month of June Commercial TV Spot> https://youtu.be/3Ou8WmrZ0Pw
* Am here so you judge for yourself, the less than thrilling lack-luster Trailer for;' The Bride With White Hair 2'> https://youtu.be/ucGesoJ7ibs
Now Dearly beloved; 'LADY -DIRT NAP' gathers you all here tonight to celebrate the 41rst Anniversary of “BRIDE OF CHUCKY.” I hope you ghouls will enjoy being 'June-Brides' this month. Let me throw out my first black rose-bouquet. DITA promises there will be more in this entire Month leaving a trail of blood, not rice, down the blood spattered isle.
This fun film is 41 years old already and was from the afore mentioned Hong Kong director: RONNY YU. For those of you who don’t know he made the 'Cult-Tastic' Asian Flick that DITA has reviewed before and will again next year in May of 2022,
“THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR' , See the Trailer for; 'The Bride With White Hair Part 1 here > https://youtu.be/eHMi6fTOuic
“BRIDE OF CHUCKY” starts with JENNIFER TILLY’s character TIFFANY rescuing CHUCKY’s remains from the last movie. To see the horrorific trailer of “BRIDE OF CHUCKY” click here> https://youtu.be/I-WZYQ6nABA
Don’t cha’ just love it?
'DEREK THE VAMPIRIC-Announcer' interrupts: “DITA I’m going to keep you on track this time, so get back to the story BITCH!!! I say that with love.”
DITA says: "Right you are my little fanged-coffin creeper!"
After some stitching and “VOO DOO FOR DUMMIES” is performed in Chucky's Bey; TIFFANY's cool-ass gothic MARTHA STEWART style trailer, CHUCKY is brought back from the dead! TIFFANY is CHUCKY’s girlfriend from when he was still alive in human form as a serial killer. When TIFFANY finds out that CHUCKY had no plans of marrying her from the beginning, she gets perturbed and locks him in a play-pen with a bridal doll. She then proceeds to take the traditional (and expected) blonde bombshell bubble bath.
Meanwhile, CHUCKY has broken free from his play-pen. Before DITA goes any further with the story line, I must tell you how much I love JENNIFER TILLY’s performance as CHUCKY’s bride to be…..right down to her overflowing boob dress (ready to pop at the seams, mind you!). DITA must mention how appropriate it is that CHUCKY’s 'Gal-Pal' lives in a trailer….down by the river!!! Where else would you expect her to live?
Back to the movie…….CHUCKY is seen dragging the bridal doll down the hall to the bathroom where TIFFANY is appropriately watching......BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN in her bathtub and she is right at the part where the MONSTER is telling the Bride that he and she are better off and throws the switch blowing up the laboratory. CHUCKY throws the TV in the bathtub which is one DITA’s favorite scenes.
The TV floats to the top still showing the image of the Bride screaming, while TIFFANY is being electrocuted to death. Of course CHUCKY grabs the VOO DOO FOR DUMMIES book and begins resurrecting his Bride’s Soul into the Doll. Once inside the doll body TIFFANY makes some cool changes to her new doll body. Blonde hair, heavy gothic makeup, complete with purplish-black lipstick, spider web stockings, combat boots, nameplate necklace, and a little black leather motorcycle jacket . Great look, I must say.
They then decide to make a road trip to the grave yard where CHUCKY’s original body is buried to retrieve the amulet he was wearing when he was gunned down. The amulet will help them transfer their souls to human bodies you see. DITA will stop right there, so as not to tell the whole story.
Now for the mostly entertaining EXTRAS included on this DVD:
*'MAKING THE BRIDE OF CHUCKY' entitled 'SPOTLIGHT ON LOCATION' (This DITA found very enticing and interesting just for the knowledge it reveals of the hard work and complications that all go into puppetry. Frightfully, DITA is just saying that for ME, it completes my total movie enjoying experience.
*The second is the 'JENNIFER TILLY-Diary' of working on the film that is included it as an extra on the disc! Thank you to UNIVERSAL! Also the trailer included for the movies is enjoyable. DITA likes all the extras included but wishes there were taped interviews with the cast and director)
*History of CHUCKY (Very interesting but are only written text. A cool documentary would have been much better for real fans of the CHILD’s PLAY Franchise.)
*Audio Commentary by Director RONNY YU! (Love this Feature the Best! DITA Squeels! (Spelled Wrong. Whoops. LOL!)
*Audio Commentary by JENNIFER TILLY, BRAD DOURIF, AND DON MANCINI. (Very cool, interesting, informative and it seems like the cast is having fun reminiscing about making the film. JENNIFER TILLY is head at one point stating that they already had cool ideas for the next film, which was the sequel THE SEED aka SON OF CHUCKY!!! Which DITA did 'not' like!!!)
DITA will say that this ghoul had a great time re-watching this fun film on a Streaming-Service! It’s such a fun addition to the CHILD’S PLAY films and DITA can only hope Universal’s will finally get the 'go-ahead' after all these years for planned; 'CHUCKY VS. THE LEPRECHAUN', P-L-E-A-S-E!!!) Also DITA wants to know somebody, uh, anybody when does the NEW CHUCKY-TV SERIES on SyFy Channel start?? No, really somebody e-mail and let me know. I've been eagerly awaiting, Hon! (E-mail DITA @ DDN1965@LIVE.COM )
The CHUCKY COLLECTION is also available on amazon.com.
To get your Own 'Bloody-Bridal Copy of RONNY YU'S; 'BRIDE OF CHUCKY' on BLU-RAY, Just Click on the 'BLU-RAY-Icon' next to Dear Old DITA's-Review Now!!!
DITA gives this Campy-Cool 'Bridal-Themed Horror Flick a perfect 3 SKULLS Out Of A 3 SKULLS Score, my highest! “THE BOSTON GLOBE” said it best about “BRIDE OF CHUCKY”…..”A clever horror/comedy that doesn’t skimp on the chills!!!” Also, fun references to MARTHA STEWART from CHUCKY and TIFF!
This begins my bridal themed horror movie salute for the month of June! Next
week, DITA brings you a Classic 'Bridal-Themed Horror Flick' mentioned in 'BRIDE
OF CHUCKY' as well as being a part of the Storyline in tonight's review of
UNIVERSAL's; 'BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN'.
Also DITA wants you to know that this Month of JUNE also starts my dark-neck-of-the-woods Celebration In West Hollywood/LA Of GAY PRIDE, which this year lasts the entire Month of June. So near the end of this Month DITA will bring you a GAY-PRIDE Review with one of our Favorite 'GAY-ICONS' w/ELVIRA's; 'BRIDE OF MONSTERMANIA'-Flick.
DITA will also be using New ELVIRA PRIDE MERCH.-PICS all this month for the Fab-Tab-U-Lous 'DITA-Review Heading PICS'. If you'd like to see ELVIRA's NEW PRIDE MERCH. that DITA is Wild About ,simply check them out N-O-W at; WWW.ELVIRA.COM & WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TheRealElvira
Til Next Week DITA Blows you, Uh, Um, I mean DITA Blows You Vaccinated-“Chainsaw-Kisses with a Moderna Touch'/You May Now Kiss the Bride”, uh, if your Vaccinated, Hon! ( www.vaccinateAll58.com )
DITA ('WHITE WEDDING') DIRT NAP
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As usual here are DITA-Suggested sites to web-surf at your leisure, Dear as follows;
www.billyidol.net (DITA is Reading his Book; 'DANCING WITH MYSELF' and Highly Recommends it! 3 SKULLS SCORE For it, Kids! DITA can't put it down!!! What a 'Musical-Icon!')
Just CLICK on the 'BOOK-Icon' to get Billy Idol's Fang-tastic Book; 'DANCING WITH MYSELF' to get your own Culty-Copy Tonight!
www.elvira.com (Please Check Out her
NEW GAY-PRIDE MERCH. because some of the Proceeds go to a Very Important
Organization here of ;'THE LA GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER!!!' DITA Loves that!!!)
www.universalstudios.com (Now Re-Opened here in LA, CA.)
www.thenewbev.com (Now RE-OPENED in LA, CA. and will be Showing Special Films for GAY-PRIDE, which some are; John Waters; 'FEMALE TROUBLE' w/DIVINE & 'DESPERATE LIVING' w/LIZ RENAY, 'DRACULA'S DAUGHTER', HEDGEWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH', and More! DITA can't wait and may be in attendance if we get Tickets in Time w/RENFIELD in tow for the John Waters Double-Feature!!!!!)
www.cinespia.org Since 2002, Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoor movies have offered audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in greater Los Angeles.
www.blackpink.com your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for.
www.somethingweird.com (Great Collection of CULT-Flicks says DITA!)
www.electricduskdrivein.com (DITA LIKE-Y!!!)
www.blacklivesmatter.com Global Network builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe.
www.radiohalloween.com Radio Halloween plays best Halloween music and stories all day, all night, & all year! Choose top Halloween songs, scary stories, or old time radio horror.
www.syfy.com (I also believe; 'Bride Of Chucky' may Still be Airing and Streaming on The SyFy Channel. Don't quote me though. Lol!)
www.facebook.com/DJDugGraves (Tune In Every Friday Night to hear DUG GRAVES HORROR-RADIO SHOW! DITA Highly recommends, Hon! Hi DUG!)
THIS REVIEW DEAD-CATED TO THE 'HORROR-HOST ALLIANCE!' KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, GUYS! XOXO, From DITA!
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