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423 - Bride of the Monster



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Suspended Disbelief
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Donald Petkus - 7 days ago

As a kid, I lost my willing suspension of disbelief in the first laboratory scene. The abducted hunter has a colander or salad bowl on his head, secured by chin strap. Extremely cheap prop. Immediately after that disappointment , it was plain that laboratory stone walls were painted on. Recovered enough to enjoy the film.


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the spring peepers are out in force in this movie...


Midwesternisms
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Flex Reyglur - 21 days ago

The riff "Com'on, Dick, let's just park in the ramp" stands out for me since moving away from the Midwest. I didn't realize until then that no one else calls it a "parking ramp."


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Bender Rodriguez - 3 months ago

Trace's puppeteering really is SOLID in the host segments. That freak out in the beginning is so great.


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Kill_whitey - 4 months ago

Bela was such a pimp. He actually made this movie interesting, without his monologues this movie would be completely unwatchable. Such an amazing actor in that old-school over the top kinda way. although only Ed Wood could ruin his hypno-stare. It's called make-up and lighting, Ed.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Man, Tor is a freaking ninja in this movie! He sneaks up on like three different people! Usually being gigantic means you have sacrifice stealth for strength but not so for Tor


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

Crow's waffle hat thing gets a little off center during the host segment. I guess instead of doing another take they were like "meh, it's good enough".


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

it says the story and screenplay is by ed wood jr and alex gordon. Anyone know if alex is related to Bert I Gordan? Would make sense that nepotistic bad film directors would work together.


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Matthew Boyle - 5 months ago

I love the first link "This video does not exist". I feel like some kind of sound effect like "dun dun dun" or "ree ree ree ree" should play after that because it's such a creepy way of saying there's no video.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 5 months ago

Bela Lugosi AND Tor Johnson! I LOVE IT!!!


Unstable Octopus
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Donald Petkus - 5 months ago

So while the octopus while " overwhelming " Bela, is struck by lightning causing a nuclear explosion?


Downloadable Link
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scott black - 9 months ago

Can anyone post this to a downloadable link like filenuke or gorillavid or dailymotion or a file locker like depositfiles? I have all of these but this one and Ring of terror.


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Teri Gee - 11 months ago

So it looks like the YouTube video is gone, but Shout! is streaming it on its website right now. I don't know if they want links to the site or not, but I'm watching it there right now. I'm not sure how Shout works.


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Jane Sproul - 12 months ago

Joel's horrified face in the opening segment is pure gold.


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Lisa Matriccino - 12 months ago

Is it just me, or does anyone else find Dick kinda hot, especially with the ripped shirt on? I mean, he does have a nice body and he does resemble Johnny Depp. Maybe I've just watched too many bad movies.


Limerick #19
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NS - about 1 year ago

I'll let Doctor Vornoff explain
Why he won't let us in from the rain.
He tried playing God
With a cephalopod;
Now he's scampering in cod's domain.


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NS - over 1 year ago

I think this was Ed Wood's best movie. I know that sounds like damning it with faint praise, but it stands up nicely next to other sci fi cheapies of that era. The actors do a passable job with the material they're given (some of which is actually a little bit clever). Stock footage and recycled sets are used in a way that makes sense. There are even some interesting gender politics on display: on the surface, the movie tries to uphold the midcentury status quo, but the women come across as tough and clever, and it's the male lead who spends most of the third act in various states of helplessness and undress. I've watched it unriffed a few times and it's actually pretty entertaining on its own merits.


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Joshua Bivens - over 1 year ago

Turn it oooff! Turn it ooOOFF!


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Alexander Lee Mysliwiec - over 1 year ago

Does anyone know if there chords to hired are listed somewhere in deep space internet?


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Just Johnny Baca - almost 2 years ago

Does Coily have a brother into waffles? "No springs..."


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Ken Beatty - almost 2 years ago

Did anyone know the woman with the pencil in her hair that kept disappearing was the woman in Christmas vacation that sang the Star Spangled Banner? I am great with faces and swear I didn't even look that up but I still swear by it! She even acts the same after all those years...


Telecommunications
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Donald Petkus - almost 2 years ago

Why did the detectives drive 10 miles to call from a diner? The long antenna on the car would indicate they had a radio.


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Ok nerds:

Admit it. How many of you can sing "Hired!" the Musical all the way through from memory?


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

LMAO that octopus monster is SO LAME!!! Ahahahaha!


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

I'm surprised the mads haven't sent up more mad scientist themed movies.


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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

Lol don't these guys know you're not supposed to stand under a tree in a thunderstorm?


sales? really?
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Sean Barry - almost 2 years ago

The short.. along with many other things I've seen/read/heard makes me wonder why ANYONE would be stupid enough to choose a living that is based on success of sales. You go to work all day and don't get paid because you didn't sell anything? F*** that!


Stock Footage
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Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago

Ed worked like the big studios making serials. The plot was based on what stock footage was at hand.


Nuclear Explosions
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Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago

While standing too close to a nuclear explosion seems odd, the US military did deploy troops near nuclear bomb tests. The idea was to get troops over their fears about fighting on a radio-active battlefield . The Atomic Veterans organization is a good source for further information.


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Patrick Swayze Christmas - about 2 years ago

Did anybody catch at the end when Joel is talking on the host segment..that Iceland TV station was showing MST3K videos unlicensed. I love Joel...hope that doesn't sound too weird?!?


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Alex C. - about 2 years ago

If there were door-to-door car salesmen, what else was sold door-to-door? Puppies? Dinner plates? Bras? "Ma'am, you look like someone who could use a good, sturdy bra..."


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Bronn K - about 2 years ago

Okay, I just watched "Ed Wood," (starring Johnny Depp) so now i absolutely HAVE to watch this. It'll be a little sad to see Bela Lugosi, but the humor will override that.


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David - about 2 years ago

I just noticed the actor who plays Captain Birdman of Homicide in this episode is the same guy who plays Day Drinking Grandpa in 'Teenagers From Outer Space'.

Apparently Servo noticed too because he uses the same riff - singing the theme song from 'New Zoo Review' - in both episodes (01:08:00 in this one and at 00:33:45 in 'Teenagers...')


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David Longworth - about 2 years ago

Ed's one of my favorites, but Plan 9 would have been TOO easy. Personally I think they should have attacked "Night of the Ghouls". Little known and worse than can be imagined. Still, this was all worth it if only for HIRED: THE MUSICAL! Years later I still sing it! (Yep, and I get some weird looks for it too!)


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

I've been searching for a full-time job for the last couple of years (why, oh why did I decide to become an academic??), and I've now decided that when I get a job, I'm going to announce it to everyone by posting the Hired! musical everywhere.


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Clyde Rysdale - over 2 years ago

Prof. Vladimir Strowski... You mean Vladimir Lenin.


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Alyssa Transitoria - over 2 years ago

Ok, so grandpa 'naps a lot' from Teenagers from Outer Space is Lieutenant Birdman! Also I was racking my brain for who the other cop reminded me of...Johnny the Boy from Mad Max! The kid Max chains to the burning car and hands a hack saw to...DEAD RINGER!


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Tom Nathe - over 2 years ago

Tor might be slow, but he sure doesn't move fast either.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

That budgie! What personality!


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Couldn't they have at least put somebody in that octopus suit to give it some movement? The ridiculous portrayal of the snake in the tree, the quicksand, the octopus, the boulder, the atomic explosion, Lobo, etc. was so bad it was entertaining and perfect for warming up to Manos.


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James Krummel - over 2 years ago

Anyone notice that the lab setting is the same one used in Mad Monster with some slight tweaks?


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Phil Carstens - over 2 years ago

So, does anyone know what Servo's "Hello?" bit is a reference to?


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

I think it's pretty interesting that Lobo was the one who succeeded in Bella's experiments. Bella failed every time. Lobo succeeded.


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

1:24:38 Seems like Bela was gonna pull a Sideshow Bob with a shovel.


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Sabrina Domingues - over 2 years ago

Replace Crow's "No advertising (whistling)" retorts with "No springs (whistling)" and you've got the Case of Spring Fever short sprite.


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Alex C. - almost 3 years ago

Have you ever wondered if Tor Johnson ever acted in any of his movies? What if the character Lobo is really how he acted off-screen? Mouth open, drooling and sweaty, randomly attacking strangers, etc.


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Ah, so this is where the often used riff "They tampered in God's domain" came from!


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James Perez - almost 3 years ago

I suck at my job!
No, you don't!
Yes I do!
My salesmen are slobs!
No, they're not!
Yes they do!
Huh?


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82:13 thanks 2 Joel 4 pointing it out--CHECK OUT THOSE PLATFORMS! Wow!! And I LOoooove Crow's laugh he does there! THaT's good stuff!!!!


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DAaaaaaaaaaaaaaAMN! Lobo got BACK (@ 63:23)!!!!


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

Not only does Crow recycle an old costume, but he makes a Mr. B. Natural callback! AH!


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

It seems to me that this movie is where Futurama got a lot of its inspiration for Prof. Farnsworth.


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

"We don't need 39 two-doors!" We need 2 thirty-nine-doors!


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Stereo Catz - almost 3 years ago

If you're going to sell cars door to door,(which is puzzling in and of itself) make sure to sell in a neighborhood where there are driveways.


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The bop riff at about 32:40. I should know the exact tune, but I don't. (Something from Parker or Diz...?) :o Still a great touch, though. 8)


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 3 years ago

Crow: There are more and more trends every day and it's critical that we all know about them and react. --And this was before Twitter or Facebook. Or even MySpace.


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The link dosen't go anywhere...


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Rebecca Richards - about 3 years ago

Anyone know what keeps happening to the movie links?

For people interested in streaming it, it is legally streaming on Amazon Instant Video and is free for Prime members. They're all missing from Netflix though :(


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Matt Towler - about 3 years ago

I enjoy seeing the making of this movie in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood."


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Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

Wait a minute.... Is the building code ALWAYS under fire? That's the second time a newspaper highlight in a movie said that....


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Brad D - over 3 years ago

The sad thing is this is probably Ed Wood's best film. Compared to some of his other work, this is Citizen Kane.


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John Harms - over 3 years ago

Wait, so they just stood and looked at the nuclear explosion?!


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Adam Marinello - over 3 years ago

So let me get this straight: the guy gets shot several times, hit by a giant boulder and eaten by an octopus? What a way to go...


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Matthew Eickhoff - almost 4 years ago

I absolutely love the 'Hired' musical, hil-lar-rious!


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago

I am so thrilled. Finally, an Ed Wood movie gets the MST3k treatment!