The Cinefamily has immersed themselves in the lesser-known Universal features to dig out the diamonds in the rough. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has allowed Cinefamily access to their horror vaults in conjunction with their own “Legacy of Horror” showings.
Move beyond Dracula and Frankenstein into B-side fright films from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Favorite actors Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and John Carradine bring the thrills and chills in 20 hand-chosen films.
We recommend House of Frankenstein, because it features more monsters than you can shake a stick at (though we don’t recommend you go around shaking sticks at them). Boris Karloff stars as the mad Dr. Niemann, Lon Chaney Jr. is The Wolfman, John Carradine is Count Dracula and Glenn Strange is The Monster.
Cinefamily will present these gems at weekend matinees at The Silent Movie Theater, while The Academy will host a lineup of Universal’s most classic spooky titles at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater (with special screenings also held at the Linwood Dunn Theater, and the Oscars Outdoors arena).
The finale show “features a custom hour-long video mix of the most amazing stand-alone scenes from all the cool vintage Universal Horror movies we didn’t have time to show — accompanied by insightful and colorful lecture-style notes from the Cinefamily programming staff!” As a special bonus for Cinefamily members, FREE pairs of tickets to all six of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater shows in this series are available at the Cinefamily box office. Inquire with the kindly Cinefamily box office staff the next time you’re at the theater!
BUY TICKETS, “UNIVERSAL HORROR B-SIDES” ($12/free for members. Showtimes subject to change):
Saturday, October 13th, 5PM: The Mummy w/ House of Frankenstein
Saturday, October 20th, 4:45PM: The Raven w/ House of Horrors
Saturday, October 20th, 8PM: MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Carla Laemmle 103rd Birthday Party
Sunday, October 21st, 2PM: Weird Woman w/ Pillow of Death
Sunday, October 28th, 3PM: Dracula (Spanish Version) w/ “Universal Horror B-Sides” Video Mix
“UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” (Tickets – $5. ):
Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:30PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater: Bride of Frankenstein w/ Dracula
Monday, October 8th, 7:30PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater: The Man Who Laughs
Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater: The Wolf Man w/ An American Werewolf In London
Tuesday, October 16th, 7:30PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater: The Creature From The Black Lagoon w/ The Invisible Man
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:30PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater: The Birds
Saturday, October 27th, 2:00PM, Linwood Dunn Theater: Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein w/ The Ghost And Mr. Chicken
Saturday, October 27th, 7:30PM, Oscars Outdoors: The Incredible Shrinking Man w/ Tarantula
Tuesday, October 30th, 7:30PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater: The Phantom of the Opera (1925)