Fans of classic Universal Horror will be delighted to know that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be screening films from the studio’s horror collection on throughout October, part of a celebration of Universal Studio’s 100th anniversary.
Every Tuesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills will be “Terrifying Tuesdays,” with films such going as far back as 1933’s “The Invisible Man” and as recent as 1981’s “An American Werewolf in London” shown. The full lineup:
7:30pm Tuesday, October 2: “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935, newly restored by Universal) and “Dracula” (1931, newly restored by Universal)
7:30pm Tuesday, October 9: “The Wolf Man” (1941) and “An American Werewolf in London” (1981)
7:30pm Tuesday, October 16: “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954, in 3D) and “The Invisible Man” (1933)
7:30pm Tuesday, October 23: “The Birds” (1963)
7:30pm Tuesday, October 30: “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925)
On Monday, October 8, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater will also screen the rarely seen silent horror feature “The Man Who Laughs” (1928), starring Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin, at 7:30 p.m.
In Hollywood on Saturday, October 27 a full day and evening of horror films unfolds beginning at 2pm with a double feture of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) at the Linwood Dunn Theater. After night falls, the horror action continues across the street at Oscars Outdoors, the Academy’s open-air theater with “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955), starting at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for individual screenings are $5 ($3 for Academy members), or $20 for the full “Terrifying Tuesdays” series, which also includes the Monday, October 8th event as well.
Also in October, the Academy will open “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition” in their Grand Lobby in Beverly Hills office. The exhibit will feature “rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.” Admission is free.
Passes and tickets to the screenings may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy box office (8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills) during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of each screening. Doors open one hour prior to the event.