The Universal Monster Rally
Saturday, October 17: Exhumed Films and PhilaMOCA present The Universal Monster Rally!
Admission $12, show starts at 7:30
Universal Monster fans, take note: we have an amazing evening of entertainment for your enjoyment! See all of your favorite fiends in an all-night onslaught of features, shorts, trailers, and other surprises! Our program includes the following:
The Universal Monster Costume Contest!
Come dressed as your favorite character from the classic Universal series: Monster! Mad scientist! Angry villager! Little girl tossing flowers in the water! Join us on stage before the screening and let the audience decide which contestants have the fright stuff! We will have a selection of monster merchandise and movie swag as prizes for the best costumes.
Then, our main attractions for the evening:
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN
1943 / 16mm / Dir. Roy William Neill / 74 min.
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN is the film that, for better or worse, created the trend of teaming up classic monsters for maximum impact. There would be no KING KONG VS. GODZILLA, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR or FREDDY VS. JASON if not for this influential grudge match. Lon Chaney, Jr. stars as the melancholy Lawrence Talbot, who is seeking a cure for the curse of lycanthropy. He decides to track down the infamous Dr. Frankenstein in hopes that his knowledge of the arcane arts might include a method of combating werewolvism. Talbot's quest leads him to the dormant Frankenstein Monster (here played by erstwhile Dracula Bela Lugosi), and it isn't long before we have a clash of the titular titans! Keep an eye out for Maria Ouspenskaya reprising her role as the wise gypsy Maleva from THE WOLF MAN, and also fan favorite Dwight Frye (Renfield in DRACULA, Fritz the hunchback in FRANKENSTEIN) as a concerned villager.
"MONSTER MEDLEY: A Marathon of the Castle Films Universal Monster Digests"
1931-1956 / 16mm / Assorted directors / Approx. 100 minutes
Here is a one-of-a-kind program you're not likely to see anywhere else: a montage of monster movies featuring the greatest moments from 25 years of Universal horror and sci-fi classics! In the dark days before VHS, the company Castle Films released 8mm and 16mm film shorts for home useyou could project everything from Woody Woodpecker cartoons to Laurel & Hardy comedy bits on a screen (or wall) in your house. The most successful shorts in the Castle Films catalog were their Universal Monster "digests": eight minute condensations of the studio's horror classics. Exhumed's "Monster Medley" is a feature-length program of the greatest monster moments from the 1930s-1950s. You'll see cinema's greatest ghouls: Dracula! Frankenstein's Monster! The Wolf Man! The Mummy! The Gill Man! And more! This is perhaps the most amazing program a monster kidor adultcould hope for, so don't miss it!
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