- Sun-Mon, October 28-29The Black Cat: Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer, USA, 1934, 65 min., NR, 35mm,
Bride Of Frankenstein: Dir. James Whale, USA, 1935, 75 min., NR, 35mm
Part of Universal Horror
THE BLACK CAT: One of three early Universal films based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe and the first of a string of films to pair actors Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, THE BLACK CAT is a bizarre, haunting and relentlessly eerie film that was surprisingly morbid and perverse for its time. In his Bauhaus-gone-mad mansion, Hjalmar Poelzig (Karloff) slates a young honeymooner for sacrifice in a Black Mass. Her travel companion Dr. Werdegast (Bela Lugosi), back from 15 years in a Russian slammer thanks to Poelzig, has plans of his own.
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: Directly following the events of FRANKENSTEIN and rooted in a subplot of the original novel, the Monster coerces Dr. Frankenstein into constructing a mate for him. Boris Karloff returned, along with producer Carl Laemmle Jr. and director James Whale, for the first (and best) of many sequels.
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|THE THIRD MAN|
|SONG OF THE SEA |
|TOUCH OF EVIL|
|TOUCH OF EVIL: Introduction from Lutz Koepnick professor of German, cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University (9:15pm) |