* 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 at him. When he finished, the whole crew gave him a standing ovation.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: It wouldn't be an Ed Wood film without one. This one ends with a nuclear explosion for no reason at all, except for executive producer Donald [=McCoy=] insisting the film end with one.
* HamAndCheese: Lugosi, in his final speaking role, no less.
* MemeticMutation: "He tampered in God's domain." -- it became virtually a CatchPhrase in future experiments.
* SoBadItsGood: Even with the overuse of StockFootage, hammy acting, and SpecialEffectsFailure, ''Bride'' is reasonably coherent and watchable. It's no worse than most of the other B-movies of TheFifties.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The octopus stands out.
* TearJerker: Despite the shitty dialog and plot, Bela Lugosi still shows his acting chops and goes out in style.