The Bride and the Beast
Riffed by RiffTrax
Riffers Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett
Series None
Date Released June 6, 2014

The Bride and the Beast is a 1958 psycho-drama. The story is about a newlywed couple where the wife has a strange obsession with primates. RiffTrax released their riff in June 2014.

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The Bride and the Beast
is a gripping drama about the newly married Dan and Laura Fuller. Dan owns his own private menagerie that includes a large gorilla. Laura finds herself consumed with thoughts of the gorilla and comes to discover that she had been the Queen of the Gorillas in a past life.

Directed by Adrian Weiss and co-written by Edward D. Wood Jr., The Bride and the Beast deals with many popular themes of the day, such as past-life regression and dream analysis.


  • Lance Fuller as Dan Fuller
  • Charlotte Austin as Laura Carson Fuller
  • Johnny Roth as Taro
  • William Justine as Dr. Carl Reiner
  • Gil Frye as Captain Cameron



  • This film "won" a Golden Turkey Award for Least Convincing Scientific Explanation for when Dr. Reiner claimed that Laura's fixation with furlike materials was due to having been a gorilla in a previous life.

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