Tearjerker / Bride of Frankenstein

  • The couple that the monster kills at the beginning of the film were the same people who lost their daughter to the monster in the previous film. By this point, it's clear that their lives have been absolutely shattered by the monster's previous actions. The man is single-minded in his obsession with making sure the monster is dead, to the point of exploring the burning wreckage of the windmill by himself, and the woman pleads for him to stop, saying that nothing will bring their daughter back and that it would only hurt themselves further to continue the hunt. And then the monster reveals himself and ends up killing them both.
  • The scene where the Monster meets the old blind hermit. The old man and the Monster weren't the only ones with tears in their eyes. It's also probably the second most effective use of Franz Schubert's ''Ave Maria'' in a film.
  • The scene where the Bride reacts to the Monster's teary-eyed yet hopeful pleading, "Friend?" with a horrified scream is also heart-tearing. It's no surprise when the Monster promptly decides to kill himself. Also leads to a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when the Monster sees Elizabeth has returned to her husband and refuses to abandon him, even when they're both about to die. The Monster forgives his maker and lets him and Elizabeth escape.
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