I wanted the Bride and the Monster to hit it off and instantly fall in love. We all did. It just didn’t work out.
And really, why should it? They didn’t know each other at all. They only shared a few moments of screen time. And maybe they have nothing in common besides being reanimated corpses. The Bride was brand new to the world and hadn’t even been given time to get to know herself. No wonder she wasn’t ready for a relationship. The odds were stacked against them.
I’ve seen a lot of really sweet images depicting the Bride and the Monster as a loving couple and while I enjoy that beautiful fairytale of a re-imagined ending to the film, I’m offering this image as an alternative alternate ending.
The Bride realizes that she isn’t ready to settle down. She adopts some ghost cats and happily acclimates to her role as an undead cat lady. At least for now. Maybe some day she will be ready for a relationship, but in the mean time she is quite content to spend her days with her spooky pets.
This piece was made for the American Icons show at The Dream Factory in Frankfurt Germany. The show runs through the end of the year and I am so so excited to be a part of it.