Monsters Invade the Academy

Unholy Trinity (c) CHRIS MASON http://cmblogbrain.blogspot.ca/

Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Invisible Man are among the many creatures invading the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in October. The academy is hosting "Universal's Legacy of Horror,"  a monthlong series in celebration of the studio's 100th birthday.

The thrills begin Oct. 2 with the newly restored 1935 James Whale classic "The Bride of Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff as the Monster, as well as Colin Clive, Dwight Frye, Ernest Thesiger and Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley and the Bride. The second bill is the new restoration of Tod Browning's 1931 masterwork, "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi as the infamous vampire.

Oct. 9 heralds the 1941 "The Wolf Man" with Lon Chaney Jr. in the title role and John Landis' 1981 hit "An American Werewolf in London."

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Fanged Films

India, 1925

USA, 2000
Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000 / Dracula 2001

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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