Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Oct 29, 2012
7:30pm
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HALLOWEEN AT THE CINEMATHEQUE 2012
Double Feature! Monsterverse Comic Book Signing & Special In-Person Guests!
DRACULA / HORROR OF DRACULA

Special Senior Ticket Price: $5! Regular ticket prices apply for General, Student, and Member admission.

Comic book signing of the Monsterverse graphic novel 'Flesh And Blood: Book One' and Bela Lugosi’s 'Tales From the Grave' in the Aero lobby at 6:30 PM!

Discussion between films with publisher and artist Kerry Gammill, editor and screenwriter Sam F. Park, writer Robert Tinnell and comic book and Hollywood conceptual artist Henry Mayo, with more special guests to be announced.
DRACULA (1931)
1931, Universal, 75 min, USA, Dir: Tod Browning

Director Tod Browning (FREAKS) and actor Bela Lugosi established the Transylvanian count as one of the archetypal movie vampires and a monster icon for Universal Studios’ golden era of classic horror films. This adaptation of Hamilton Deane’s then-popular stage play of Bram Stoker’s novel is quite different from Murnau’s silent NOSFERATU, and from later works coming from Hammer Studios from the 1950s through 1970s and Francis Ford Coppola in 1990. Real estate agent Renfield (played by everyone’s favorite madman Dwight Frye) goes insane after visiting Dracula at his Transylvanian castle and is thereafter confined to a London asylum, though he does the count’s bidding as a hypnotized slave when Dracula comes to Britain and moves into deserted Carfax Abbey. David Manners is Jonathan Harker and Helen Chandler is his lady love, whom Dracula wants to make his bride. Edward Van Sloan, a fixture in early Universal horrors, is Professor Van Helsing.


HORROR OF DRACULA
1958, Warner Bros., 82 min, UK, Dir: Terenece Fisher

Director Terence Fisher and screenwriter Jimmy Sangster’s stripped-to-the-basics, expertly paced take on Bram Stoker’s popular bloodsucker remains one of the most satisfying, just plain exciting Gothic horror films ever made. From Christopher Lee’s revelatory, broodingly romantic performance as Dracula (introducing a sexual frisson to the proceedings) to Fisher’s masterful direction, from Peter Cushing’s Professor Van Helsing to Jack Asher’s atmosphere-drenched cinematography and James Bernard’s superb score, this is perfection. One of Hammer’s most enduring masterpieces!


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Mon, Oct 29, 2012 • 7:30pm
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