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Bride of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, 1935. Play Button

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a month-long series of screenings of classic horror films with “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” in October. The series is part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration engaging Universal’s fans and all movie lovers in the art of moviemaking. Pictured: Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, 1935.

In this classic horror film, author Mary Shelley reveals to her husband that the tale of Frankenstein did not end as abruptly as many assume—there is more to the story. Dr. Henry Frankenstein is still alive and his monster did not perish in a fire, as most believed. As Dr. Frankenstein recovers, he is visited by his former mentor Dr. Pretorius, who wants to create a female mate for the monster in the hopes of starting a new man-made race. Bride of Frankenstein was selected for the National Film Registry in 1998 and is based on a subplot of the original Frankenstein novel by Shelley published 200 years ago. Introduction by Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies)

Date

Friday, November 2

Time

10:00 PM

Location

The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: James Whale.

Runtime: 75 min.

Genre: Classics

Year: 1935

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valeria Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon.