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Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra – Bride of Frankenstein

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Bride of Frankenstein

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Bride of Frankenstein

Horror Ink Sketches

As part of our horror countdown we’re posting one new ink sketch every day. All through October, Miguel was caught up in a creative frenzy and drew a ton of Horror movie inspired illustrations! It was pretty crazy. Every time I arrived home, there were more black and white sketches all over the place. So, we’re posting all 25 of his horror sketches! 

And no horror countdown would be complete without one of the few original women in horror – Bride of Frankenstein!

★To see all of the Horror Ink Sketches, click here.

Real Life Frankenstein Experiments:

From All Thats Interesting:

“For decades before and after Mary Shelly’s book, several prominent scientists were putting serious brainpower into real Frankenstein experiments by using the then-magical power of electricity.

Mary Shelley

In 1818, a 20-year-old woman named Mary Shelley anonymously published her first novel. Titled Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, the book told the story of the proverbial mad scientist who reanimated a corpse and created a monster…

Luigi Galvani

Bringing dead things to life with the power of electricity was an old idea even when Shelley started writing in 1818. Decades before, in 1780, and Italian super-scientist named Luigi Galvani had noticed an effect that would set him on the path to the sort of grisly experiments that could have inspired Frankenstein.

Giovanni Aldini

By the time Volta was building his first Voltaic piles, Galvani was too old to start a flame war over his theory. Instead, defending his ideas fell to his nephew, Giovanni Aldini, and that’s where things get weird.

On Jan. 18, 1803, a man named George Forster was hanged by the neck in London. The court had found him guilty of drowning his wife and child in a canal. Forster dropped and died quickly, and his body was delivered to the workshop of Giovanni Aldini, who had moved to the Newgate neighborhood specifically to be close to the hangings that took place there. Quickly, Aldini summoned an audience of medical students and curious onlookers and began to work on the corpse…” [click here to read more]

Bride of Frankenstein

“Arguably one of the most popular horror sequels ever made, The Bride of Frankenstein has been cited as James Whale’s masterpiece, Boris Karloff’s finest hour, and the crown jewel of Universal’s monster series. Here’s what every movie buff should know about the 1935 classic.” [click here to read more]

The Bride of Frankenstein features Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of Mary Shelley and the Monster’s mate at the end of the film.

The Bride’s Famous Hairdo was Supported by a Wire Cage

“Lanchester’s unusual ‘do wasn’t a wig, by the way—her actual hair was used to create the look. “I had it lifted up from my face, all the way around; then they placed a cage on my head and combed my own hair over that cage. Then they put the gray-streak hairpieces in afterwards,” she explained in an interview.” [click here to read more]

The Bride by Miguel Guerra

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Bride of Frankenstein

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