Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the column in which I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies we all know I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film: 'Bride of Frankenstein' (1935), Dir. James Whale

Starring: Boris "?????" Karloff, Colin "It's Alive!" Clive, Ernest Thesiger and Valerie Hobson.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: When I was but a fresh-faced youth with his whole life still in front of him, a certain cable channel that shall not be named would run marathons of old horror movies every Halloween. The classic Universal monster movies were always in the mix and this was where my love of horror cinema was allowed to grow. I saw 'Frankenstein,' 'Dracula,' 'The Wolfman,' 'The Creature From the Black Lagoon,' 'The Invisible Man' and most of the other classics by the time I was twelve. Somehow, every year, I managed to miss 'Bride of Frankenstein.' Every year, I vowed to track it down and never did. And here we are. Happy Halloween.