By Kevin Finnerty
“Look! It’s moving. You see, it’s moving. It’s Alive…It’s ALIVE!,” screams Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) in the original 1931 horror/shocker film Frankenstein which returns to the big screen along with its sequel, The Bride of Frankenstein, for one night only this October.
Just in time to get ready and in the mood for Halloween, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures along with NCM Fathom Events are presenting a Creepy Double Feature in movie theaters nationwide. On Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00PM (local time) to celebrate Universal’s 100th Anniversary, the horror classic Frankenstein, which made actor Boris Karloff famous worldwide for his terrifying and sympathetic performance of the Monster, returns to movie theaters. Newly restored, it will be followed by its equally terrifying sequel starring, once again, Karloff as Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster and with Elsa Lanchester in two roles: the famous author of the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, and The Bride.
Before the horror films begin, the audience will be treated to a special produced piece with Turner Classic Movies Host Robert Osborne and his exclusive interviews with Karloff’s daughter, Sara Karloff, and actor Bela Lugosi’s son – Bela Lugosi Jr. Also joining the event is Academy Award winning make-up artist Rick Baker. Some of the topics that will be discussed are how Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi became the titans of terror and helped define the horror genre, how other filmmakers have been influenced by their work and how Universal Pictures forever changed horror films.
So this October, don’t miss your chance to spend some eerie, creepy, terrifying time with the Monster and his mate up on the silver screen. It’s just what the mad doctor ordered for getting ready for Halloween.