Halloween Double Feature: The Raven & The Old Dark House
What You'll Get
Universal Studios was the undisputed master of horror and the macabre during the 1930s and ‘40s. The Alex Film Society celebrates the Halloween season with a pair of films featuring two of the studio’s most popular stars. The Raven (1935) teams Boris Karloff with his frequent onscreen nemesis, Bela Lugosi. The picture highlights Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem and features Lugosi as a Poe-obsessed mad surgeon who just happens to have a torture chamber in his basement. Karloff is a fugitive murderer on the lam who falls victim to Lugosi’s mad schemes. Both actors were at the height of their fame, making this fast paced thriller one of Universal’s best offerings. Universal is providing an excellent 35mm print for the occasion. The Old Dark House (1932) was assumed to be a lost classic until a film negative was discovered in the Universal vaults in 1968. It has since assumed cult-like status among fans of director James Whale, who helmed Frankenstein (1931), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Whale packed his offbeat take on horror with star talent including Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart and of course Karloff. AFS will be screening a glorious new 4K digital restoration.The tickets identified in this promotion are made available through Goldstar. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by Halloween Double Feature: "The Raven" & "The Old Dark House" in connection with this deal.
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