History YMMV / BrideOfTheMonster

7th Apr '16 5:56:59 AM OlfinBedwere
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The octopus stands out.
* TearJerker: Despite the shitty dialog and plot, Bela Lugosi still shows his acting chops and goes out in style.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The octopus stands out.
out; supposedly the crew either forgot the motor that made the limbs move or couldn't afford to hire it, resulting in the actors having to flail around and make it look like they were being attacked. Surprisingly enough, Ed Wood actually doesn't do ''too'' bad a job of working around this problem in the first and last scenes where we see the octopus, using quick editing along with rain and lighting effects to obscure how unconvincing it looks. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about Dr. Strowski's death scene, every second of which looks laughably fake.
* TearJerker: Despite the shitty dialog and plot, Bela Lugosi still shows his acting chops and goes out in style.
25th Nov '15 7:27:03 PM BobTanaka
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: One occurred during the filming. Ed Wood thought that Bela Lugosi, aging and ravaged by addictions, wouldn't be up to reciting his big monologue from memory and so insisted on having Paul Marco hold up cue cards for him. Lugosi knew he could do it and made Marco promise not to hold up the cards for him. When the scene came, Marco kept the cards out of sight and Lugosi recited the whole thing perfectly without so much as glancing in the direction of the cards. When he finished, the whole crew gave him a standing ovation.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: One occurred during the filming. Ed Wood thought that Bela Lugosi, aging and ravaged by addictions, wouldn't be up to reciting his big monologue from memory and so insisted on having Paul Marco hold up cue cards for him. Lugosi knew he could do it and made Marco promise not to hold up the cards for him. When the scene came, Marco kept the cards out of sight and Lugosi recited the whole thing perfectly without so much as glancing in the direction of the cards.at him. When he finished, the whole crew gave him a standing ovation.
25th Nov '15 7:26:14 PM BobTanaka
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: One occurred during the filming. Ed Wood thought that Bela Lugosi, aging and ravaged by addictions, wouldn't be up to reciting his big monologue from memory and so insisted on having Paul Marco hold up cue cards for him. Lugosi knew he could do it and made Marco promise not to hold up the cards for him. When the scene came, Marco kept the cards out of sight and Lugosi recited the whole thing perfectly without so much as glancing in the direction of the cards. When he finished, the whole crew gave him a standing ovation.
30th Jun '14 5:39:38 PM AnotherGuy
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* TearJerker: Despite the shitty dialog and plot, Bela Lugosi still shows his acting chops and goes out in style.
3rd Mar '13 6:55:33 PM Dante668
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Bela Lugosi's "I have no home," speech was done in one take and on the first try after some people were afraid that it would be too much for him to memorize. After the take, the cast and crew gave him a standing ovation.
20th Apr '12 2:15:39 PM chico
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-->'''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]: That's one unstable octopus.'''
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