* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The scene where Dr. Pretorius shows Dr. Frankenstein a bunch of small humans he's created and placed in jars.
* CrazyAwesome: Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thessiger) is a CampGay MadScientist who grows [[PeopleJars tiny people in jars]], does not so much tinker in God's domain as wage open war against him, dreams of creating a race of monsters and interrupts his grave robbing to hold cozy picknics with Frankenstein's monster in the crypt. To put it another way, this is a MadScientist who scares ''Dr. Frankenstein''.
* EvenBetterSequel: While the Universal Studio's ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' is well-regarded, this sequel is considered even better.
* IAmNotShazam: Lord Byron himself actually calls the monster Frankenstein at one point, and Pretorius is quick to dub the new female monster "[[TitleDrop the bride of Frankenstein]]". Although perhaps he was using the word "of" in the same manner as in [[MarvelComics "Monster of Frankenstein"]]
* MoralEventHorizon: The Monster reaches this early in the film when he first strangles an elderly couple in their home for [[ForTheEvulz absolutely no reason]] and then brutally murders a young girl. [[WhatMeasureIsAMook We don't actually get to KNOW these people, so we can forgive the Monster for these fiendish acts]].
** As for Dr. Pretorius, he crosses it when he [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the monster]] into his services and has Elizabeth held for ransom in exchange for Dr. Frankenstein's assistance in his experiment.
*** In the original script, Creator/DwightFrye's character was the one that killed the old couple (them being related to Karl) and who let them believe that it was The Monster that did them in.
* OneSceneWonder: The eponymous bride.
* TheScrappy: Minnie, the annoying, loud-mouthed housekeeper.
* SignatureScene: The Bride getting created.
* UncannyValley: The Bride. She looks normal, except for her hair and a few scars, but the way Elsa Lanchester portrays her: the wide-eyed yet expressionless face, the stiff arms, the sharp, jerky motions of her head, the ''hiss'' ...
* ValuesDissonance: The hermit teaches the monster to smoke, saying it is "good". This film was made before the harmful effects of smoking were known.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The sequence with the homonculi holds up well almost 80 years later.
* TheWoobie: The poor old hermit, who is so happy to finally have a friend, only to be separated from him almost immediately and having his home burned down shortly after.