Guillermo del Toro’s horrific evening @ The Academy


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

Writer-director Guillermo del Toro, a true aficionado of the horror-genre will host the kick-off screening celebrating the studio that defined horror films. The Academy will screen newly restored prints from Universal.

The Bride of Frankenstein  (1935) & Dracula (1931)
Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The following Monday, October 8, the Academy screens The Man Who Laughs (1928), a rarely screened silent horror feature stars Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin. Special guests scheduled include producer Chris Weitz, grandson of producer, Paul Kohner.

For the remainder of October’s fearsome horror-film schedule, check the Academy website here.

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