The first-ever TCM Film Festival will be showing the sequel to Universal's benchmark monster movie, Frankenstein, which in addition to Lanchester stars Boris Karloff as the titular creature, Colin Clive and Ernest Thesiger. Frankenstein's director, James Whale, was offered the opportunity to do a sequel but he declined. At first that is -- until Universal offered him complete artistic control, which he gladly accepted. Along with co-writer John Balderston, Whale once again used Mary Shelley's classic novel as his guide. The end result was a film widely heralded as a directorial masterpiece and a bona fide classic in the annals of horror cinema. Bride has aged incredibly well -- its imagery indelibly etched into our psyche and its tale of men trying to play God perhaps even more relevant today than it was then.
Don't miss the opportunity to catch The Bride of Frankenstein at the four-day festival, where they will also be screening other great films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Day of the Triffids, King Kong and Metropolis. Hit the jump for TCM's promo trailer.