Nov 03, 2012
(James Whale, United States, 1931, 35mm, 70 min)
Special introduction by TV host Warren Etheredge!
“It’s alive!” The words provoke a collective thrill for all lovers of horror, and have cemented this Frankenstein as the standard by which all later depictions of the monster are measured. Boris Karloff’s unforgettable performance, which would launch his career, shows the monster as more brutal—yet still more human—than even the novel could. Among horror stories in all media, Frankenstein stands alone, the face of Karloff still number one in our minds when we imagine the undead. Why watch the grandfather of all scary movies at home when you could see it on the big screen?