Sunday, 29 April 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 124: Thursday May 3

Frankenstein (Whale, 1931): Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, 3.30pm
This horror classic is screening as part of the excellent Sci-Fi London season that runs in the capital from May 1-May 7. The full details of an expansive programme are here.

Chicago Reader review:
'Mary Shelley's modern Prometheus story is altered (giving the monster the brain of a madman) to produce one of the most deservedly famous and chilling horror films of all time (1931). Boris Karloff as the monster and James Whale's direction (he was to top himself with Bride of Frankenstein four years later) combine to create an effectively frightful mood. Even after all these years, it's still not all that camp or funny.' Don Druker

Here is the trailer.

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