Our 5 Favorite Brides From Horror Movies | Zillion Jewelry Insurance

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Ah, love. There’s nothing quite like that euphoric feeling when you’re head over heels for someone special. The day you get engaged to your beloved is like nothing else, except for maybe your actual wedding day. The brides we see depicted in movies and shows are often blushing, beautiful brides clad in breathtaking, white gowns… but what about the more unconventional brides from the silver screen? 

We’re talking brides from horror films, friends, and we’re here to shine a spotlight on those ladies because quite frankly, we don’t think they get enough love. So without further ado, here are our 5 favorite brides from horror movies/thrillers.

The Bride of Frankenstein

Okay, so let’s just clear this up right here and now: “Frankenstein” is not the name of the titular monster from the book (written by Mary Shelley) and film, but the surname of the scientist who created the monster (who, if you ask us, is the real villain of the story). Whew. Now that that’s out of the way…

The Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American film, made as a sequel to Universal Pictures’ 1931 film Frankenstein. In the film, Dr. Frankenstein (whose first name is Henry in the film versus Victor in the book) is pressured into creating a bride for the monster he created in the first Frankenstein film. The Bride is played by Elsa Lanchester, and her image is one that has become an icon of horror imagery. 

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Lydia Deetz

In the 1988 film Beetlejuice, we find tragedy striking married couple Adam and Barbara Maitland early on. (Spoiler alert: they die.) Much to the Maitlands’ dismay, the Deetz family moves into their beloved home and starts making it their own. Teenage daughter Lydia, played by 90s darling Winona Ryder, can see the Maitlands and quickly befriends them despite her parents’ attempts to scare the new family away. 

With the introduction of a raunchy ghost named Betelgeuse, things quickly go downhill. Near the climax of the film, Betelgeuse manipulates Lydia into marrying him in exchange for his help stopping a failed séance-turned-exorcism that threatens the spirits of the Maitlands. While the nuptials never actually take place, Lydia still sports a red wedding dress that was basically every 90s goth girl’s dream dress.

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Grace Le Domas

In the 2019 film Ready or Not, new bride Grace finds herself nervous as she marries into an extremely wealthy family. The Le Domas family has built an empire on board games and is filled with… eccentric people. On her wedding night, Grace finds herself invited to play a game, per Le Domas family tradition. Family patriarch Tony instructs Grace to pull a game card as part of this tradition, as an initiation into the Le Domas family. 

When Grace pulls the “Hide and Seek” card, things get interesting. While Grace does, indeed, play the game, she quickly finds out that the penalty for being found by the numerous members of the Le Domas family is death. Like, literal death. If they find her, they get to kill her. As you can imagine, things get crazy, and then, they get crazier. We won’t spoil the film for you, but there’s a lot of blood involved.

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The Bride of Chucky

Look: even homicidal, possessed dolls get lonely sometimes. In the 1998 film Bride of Chucky, everyone’s favorite murderous toy gets a companion in the form of his former lover and accomplice, Tiffany (voiced by Jennifer Tilly), whose soul is transferred into a doll just like Chucky’s in the original film, Child’s Play

While the original Child’s Play film was by no means serious, Bride of Chucky takes a significant turn towards being more of a humorous parody than a film that’s actually scary. It became somewhat of a cult classic and spawned an iconic horror film bride that’s been copied in countless Halloween costumes and cosplays through the years. 

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Mina Harker

We’re taking a little bit of creative liberty with this one, so bear with us. To round up our list, we have Mina Harker—specifically the Mina Harker from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this version of the tale, Mina Harker (née Murray) is a young woman engaged to a man named Jonathan Harker (played, respectively, by Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves). 

Jonathan Harker travels to the castle of none other than Count Dracula (portrayed brilliantly by Gary Oldman). When Dracula sees a photo of Mina, he believes her to be the reincarnation of his wife Elisabeta, who committed suicide centuries earlier after believing Dracula (not yet a vampire then) had been killed in battle. A lot happens between the beginning and end of the film, but at one point, Dracula entrances Mina and begins to transform her into a vampire in the hopes that he will be reunited again with his beloved Elisabeta. He declares her as his bride, but unfortunately for the two long-lost lovers, their immortal reunion is not to be. Dracula is ultimately defeated and Mina is returned to her human form, and we’re not going to lie: we were kind of rooting for them and were a little sad about it

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So there you have it, dear readers: our 5 favorite silver screen brides from horror or thriller films. We’re sure that all 5 of these lovely ladies would have absolutely insured their wedding jewelry, just like you yourself should. Luckily for you, Zillion carries comprehensive insurance policies that protect your jewelry against theft, loss, accidental damage, and natural disasters. With a jewelry insurance policy from Zillion, you do more than just wear your jewelry—you wear it with confidence… even if you’re a possessed doll bride. 

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