6:15pm - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
The Rio Theatre's series of Halloween favourites continues this month as we venture ever deeper and darker into classic "creature features" of yore with a screening of James Whale's stylish, bold, and nuanced FRANKENSTEIN on Wednesday, October 28.
This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.
An obsessed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman's brain.
"The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty." (The Village Voice)
"One of the most deservedly famous and chilling horror films of all time." (Chicago Reader)
"Still unnerving to this day, 'Frankenstein' adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff's legendary, frightening performance as the monster." (Rotten Tomatoes)
Wednesday, October 28
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door
FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, 1931 / G / 71 mins) Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.
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