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The Bride (1973)

The House That Cried Murder (original title)
The neurotic and newlywed Barbara (Robin Strasser) finds her husband (Arthur Roberts) in bed with his old flame Eva (Iva Jean Saraceni). Robin doesn't get mad-she gets even. Using funds ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Robin Strasser ... Barbara
John Beal ... Father
Arthur Roberts ... David
Iva Jean Saraceni ... Ellen
Kathy McKenna Kathy McKenna ... Girl at the Wedding
Paul Krafin Paul Krafin ... Boy at the Wedding (as Paul Crafin)
Ed Lally Ed Lally ... Wedding Guest
Ellen Wyan Ellen Wyan ... Wedding Guest
Izzy Singer Izzy Singer ... Wedding Guest
Jackie Page Jackie Page ... Wedding Guest
Jim Quinn Jim Quinn ... Wedding Guest
Rudy Cherney Rudy Cherney ... Wedding Guest
Lydia Schmidt Lydia Schmidt ... Wedding Guest
Mary Chamberlain Mary Chamberlain ... Wedding Guest


The neurotic and newlywed Barbara (Robin Strasser) finds her husband (Arthur Roberts) in bed with his old flame Eva (Iva Jean Saraceni). Robin doesn't get mad-she gets even. Using funds supplied by her wealthy daddy John Beal, the scorned bride turns Roberts and Saraceni's love nest into a dungeon of horror. Written by Ørnås

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December 1973 (USA) See more »

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Wilton, Connecticut, USA See more »

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The movie can be seen playing at the drive-in In the movie Blood Rage aka Splatter 1986 See more »


David: Go make yourself look human and I'll take you to dinner
Ellen: You say the sweetest things.
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Can't Help Loving You
Music by Peter Bernstein
Lyrics by Susan Ross
Sung by Lesley Miller
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Offbeat and atmospheric shoestring horror flick
25 May 2019 | by drownnnsodaSee all my reviews

"The Bride" follows a vengeful young woman whose husband cheats on her on their wedding day with an ex-flame. The bride disappears, but her beau and his recent indiscretion find their lives tormented.

Written by John Grissmer, who later directed the offbeat thriller "Scalpel" (1977) and the utterly bonkers gorefest "Blood Rage" (1987), "The Bride" is a swift, surreal, and all-around entertaining horror flick that is very much of its era. While it was obviously a low-budget effort, there is some fantastic cinematography on display, and a jarring guitar-based score that amps up the proceedings.

While the film excels visually, its budget limitations instead show themselves in the sparseness of the plot and the overall short runtime (barely an hour and fifteen minutes). There are really only a handful of scenes and settings, and four characters, so it's a small affair (no pun intended); it seems like the production attempted to stretch the material as far as they could with what they had. While I think the plot the could have been thickened up a bit, there are still a handful of twists and turns packed into the swift runtime. Future soap star Robin Strasser plays the lead unhinged bride with audacious flair, while John Beal understatedly potrays her wealthy father. The other two actors portraying the groom and his ex-girlfriend are also solid. The finale of the film is well-done, and there is some truly nightmarish cinematography inside the half-finished estate that the titular bride was building for herself and her lover.

All in all, "The Bride" is a sturdy, small film that is effective in its conciseness. There is not a lot to it, but the filmmakers make off well with what is there. It's similar in tone to another short, low-budget horror flick from the era: 1977's "Axe." An appreciable, genuinely weird film. 7/10.

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