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Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives
Attraction type Haunted House
Event Universal Studios Orlando Fall & Halloween Experience (2020)


Halloween Horror Nights 30

Park Universal Studios Florida
Area Production Central
Year 2020

2021

Housed in Soundstage 23
Based on Universal Classic Monsters

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Original

Preceded By

Universal Monsters (2019)

Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives was one of the three haunted houses that were featured in the "Halloween Festivities" at Universal in 2020. The house would also return during Halloween Horror Nights 30 the following year. It was located in Soundstage 23 for both events.

History and Location[]

For their 30th Halloween Horror Nights event, Universal wanted to create another haunted house based on the Universal Classic Monsters. The house would be a sequel to the previous year's Universal Monsters house. The Bride of Frankenstein Lives would pick up where the last house ended, with Frankenstein's Laboratory being reduced to rubble.

After Halloween Horror Nights was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal announced on September 14th, 2020 that two haunted houses were coming for a Seasonal Experience that year. Bride of Frankenstein Lives would be one of the two chosen.

The house would be located in Soundstage 23. The house was the first house to be built in Soundstage 23 since The Thing and Nightingales: Blood Prey in 2011. Soundstage 23 is one of the larger soundstage facilities designed to be used as filming locations for movies and television shows

On July 15th, 2021 Universal announced that this house would be returning for Halloween Horror Nights 30. The house would be featured in the same location. The Codename for this House was "Coffee".

Description[]

2020[]

“We belong dead.” The last words of Frankenstein’s monster on that fateful night when his Bride rejected him. But his end was her beginning. Now the Bride is stepping out of the shadows to bring him back. And there’s nothing she won’t do as she sharpens her brilliance by experimenting on unsuspecting victims. The mate will have her monster. And the monster his mate.

"What happens after the tower explodes at the end of Universal Pictures' 1935 horror classic, The Bride of Frankenstein? Who or what survived?

In the film, Frankenstein's Monster demands that his creator build him a mate, since humanity has rejected him. But The Bride also rejects him, unleashing her now infamous scream. In a moment of despair, The Monster responds with the immortal line, "We Belong Dead!" and flips the switch to bring down the castle on top of them. This is the last we saw of The Bride of Frankenstein... until now.

"The haunted house will tell what happened next. Determined to revive The Monster, The Bride harvests the blood of the fiendish Brides of Dracula in hopes of resurrecting him.

One thing is certain: The Mate will have her Monster and The Monster his mate.

2021[]

"We belong dead." The last words of Frankenstein’s monster when his Bride rejected him. Now she’ll stop at nothing to bring him back.

This time, the Bride of Frankenstein is stepping out of the shadows and taking her fate into her own bloody hands. The mate will have her monster. And the monster his mate.

  • Enter the tower ruins where Frankenstein’s monster pulled the lever to bring down the walls and destroy him and his Bride.
  • Recoil in horror as she tries to bring him back at any cost, honing her diabolical genius one harvested body part at a time.
  • Don’t get caught between her and the Brides of Dracula, who she captures and drains in hopes of reanimating her love.

Experience[]

Queue and Facade[]

The entrance to the queue for this house was right outside the Universal Music Plaza. The line for this house went through the Universal Music Plaza. Guests would then start walking towards Soundstage 23 and enter the soundstage from the left side.

The extended queue for the standby line looped around the inside of Soundstage 21.

Inside the house, guests would walk down a long hallway of black curtains while the soundtrack from the Bride of Frankenstein played.

After reaching the end of the hallway, guests would enter another hall which had a giant brick wall on one side. Peeking through the bricks, guests could see the destruction of Frankenstein's Castle from the ending of Bride of Frankenstein.

Guests would then encounter the facade, which was the burning ruins of Frankenstein's Castle. As they entered, they could smell the scent of burning wood. Up above, guests could see Frankenstein's Monster crushed under a large piece of wood. The Bride of Frankenstein could be seen mourning the loss of her mate. She would scream in agony as she attempted to lift the piece of wood off of Frankenstein.

Haunted House[]

After entering the crumbling castle, guests enter a small laboratory where Frankenstein's Monster could be seen lying on a table. His corpse was missing an arm, a leg, and part of its torso. Guests could also see the Bride screaming over the corpse while trying to fix it. The Bride's narration in the background lets guests in on the story: After the explosion of the castle, the Bride realized that she actually loved Frankenstein. After his death, she decided to study Dr. Frankenstein's lab notes and books to find a way to bring Frankenstein back to life. This backstory is also reflected in the Bride's design after this point, as she now wore Dr. Frankenstein's lab coat and goggles.

Entering the next room, guests would see the silhouette of the Bride behind a curtain made of stitched skin. Her shadow could be seen gathering various body parts. Frankenstein's corpse could also be seen in this room, now with his arm, leg, and torso healed. The Bride of Frankenstein's Assistant jumps out on the left, telling guests that they should not disturb the Bride during her work. After this, the Bride of Frankenstein learns that the vampiric blood of Dracula's Brides could bring dead people back to life.

Entering the dungeon of the castle, guests would see one of Dracula's Brides eating some body parts. The Assistant would then open a door and yell at guests to leave. The next scene featured another laboratory. The corpse of Frankenstein's Monster could be seen on a rack. One of Dracula's Brides could also be seen with her arms trapped in a contraption. The Bride of Frankenstein would pull a switch, making clamps on the device dig into the Bride of Dracula's arms. This caused blood to be extracted from the Bride of Dracula. Tubes from the device would carry the blood into the Monster's corpse.

Entering the castle's dungeon again, guests would encounter many of Dracula's Brides trapped behind prison cells. It is revealed that the Bride has been feeding the Brides of Dracula meat in order to harvest their blood. In front of guests, one of the Brides of Dracula could be seen in a cell. She would then open the door and scream at guests. Another Bride of Dracula jumped out from behind a jail cell. There was also a small crate with someone inside saying "Help Me!". Turning a corner, guests would encounter one of the Brides of Dracula flying towards them and swiping at them. Another one of Dracula's Brides scares guests from a hole in the wall.

The next couple of rooms featured rows of coffins with the Brides of Dracula that have been drained of their blood. In the first hall, one of Dracula's Brides jumps out next to a coffin on the right. In the second hall, another Bride of Dracula jumps out from inside a coffin on the left. Making a right turn, guests would encounter the Bride's Assistant, who could be seen fighting one of Dracula's Brides with a stake.

Turning another corner, guests learn that the Bride has been using the body parts from the villagers to keep decay from taking over the Monster's body. A Bandaged Villager jumps out on the left while another one of Dracula's Brides jumps out on the right. Going down another corridor, guests could see many bodies encased in glass boxes, one of which was Gill-Man. Another Bandaged Villager jumps out on the left. Going into another corridor, guests would be attacked from all sides by three different Brides of Dracula. There was also a drop door on the left that would reveal another Bride of Dracula.

Entering the next room, guests could see the projection of the Bride of Frankenstein wheeling the body of Frankenstein away to conduct one final experiment. Three Brides could also be seen chasing her. As they entered the final lab room, guests would see that it was surrounded by the Brides of Dracula. While fighting off one of the Brides, the Bride of Frankenstein pulls a switch that sends volts of electricity into the Monster. The Monster would then jump off of his table and roar at guests.

The final rooms took guests through a hallway, where the severed heads of the Brides of Dracula could be seen on stakes above. At the very end, The Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster attacked guests together from both sides.

Changes in 2021[]

The following is a list of changes made to the Halloween Horror Nights 30 version of the house compared to the 2020 version:

Scareactors[]

Quotes[]

Pictures[]


Soundtrack[]


Videos[]

Trivia[]

  • The idea of the house is that since Bride is so popular yet doesn't have much involvement in films aside from the last 5 minutes of Bride of Frankenstein the designers wanted to explore her and her story in a house.
  • The House starts with Black and White before entering the Opening of the House where the first resemblance of color is shown with the Green Skin of Frankenstein's Monster.
  • The Bride in this House has Red Hair which the Actress for the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein Film had Red Hair.
  • Some of the Bride's screams and Frankenstein's roars were reused from the previous Universal Monsters house.
  • In the Skin Projection Scene you can see that Frankenstein's Monster now has an Arm and a Leg after having previously having it missing in the previous scene. The Arm and Leg are not proportional and aren't Green, they're from the Villagers.
  • The Door Shut Gag with the Bride and the Dracula Bride is from Yeti: Terror of the Yukon.
  • According to Charles Gray, the Bride's Assistant was originally going to be in only one room. Later, they added her into other scenes to let her have more to do in the house. His favorite appearance of the Assistant is when she is fighting the Bride of Dracula with the stake.
  • Multiple Props as references to other Universal Monsters are in the Blood Draining Scene.
    • Dracula's Ring
    • Larry Talbot's Cane from the Wolfman
    • Creature from the Black Lagoon's Skeletal Hand
  • The First Few Scenes take place right after Bride of Frankenstein. The Blood Draining Scene takes place 20 Years after where she is still experimenting and learning.
  • There is a Bride of Dracula in the house that visually has her eyes covered that Charles Grey finds terrifying, as guests couldn't see anything on her face other than her mouth.
  • The Gate Pattern in the Castle's Dungeon is the Same Gate Pattern to when Frankenstein's Monster is talking to Dr. Pretorius in the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein Film.
  • One of the prop bodies in the Coffin room is reused from Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch.
  • In trying to make it more suspenseful from it's HHN Lite Run, in the Coffin Scene they added Vinyl to every open coffin.
  • The Glass Boxes Scene is a reference to the Dr Pretorious's Test Tubes from the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein Film.
  • The idea of Gilman appearing in the house is that the Bride of Frankenstein didn't start with kidnapping the Brides of Dracula first. She captured other monsters and experimented on them.
  • Frankenstein's Monster isn't played by an Actor or alive until the very End of the House which mirrors Bride of Frankenstein where the Bride of Frankenstein isn't alive until the End of the Film.
  • Each House in 2021 had a hidden butterfly, the Hidden Butterfly in this House was in the Glass Tubes Scene.
Universal Studios Orlando Fall & Halloween Experience
Characters: The Bride of Frankenstein • Tooth Fairies • Beetlejuice
Haunted Houses: Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives • Revenge of the Tooth Fairy • Beetlejuice
Other Attractions: Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store • Scarecrow Stalk Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Horror Nights 30
Characters: Jack the Clown (Event Icon)  • Beetlejuice  • Bent-Neck Lady  • The Bride of Frankenstein  • Leatherface  • The Caretaker  • The Director  • The Storyteller  • The Usher  • Lady Luck  • Chance  • Fear  • Tooth Fairies  • Pumpkin Lord  • Boris Shuster  • Eddie Schmidt  • Terra Queen  • The Controller
Haunted Houses: Beetlejuice • The Haunting of Hill House  • Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre  • HHN Icons: Captured  • Welcome to SCarey: Horror in the Heartland  • Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth  • Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience  • The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin  • Revenge of the Tooth Fairy
Scarezones: 30 Years 30 Fears  • Seek and Destroy  • Crypt TV  • Gorewood Forest  • Lights Camera Hacktion: Eddie's Revenge
Shows: Halloween Nightmare Fuel  • Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory
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