Boris Karloff set the mould playing Mary Shelly's monster in James Whale’s masterpiece FRANKENSTEIN and just as stunning sequel THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Academy are excited to give you the chance to catch both back to back as a double feature on Sunday 12th July. The Centrepiece of our Universal Monsters Retrospective - tickets only $20.
70 minutes I PG Violence
'Boris Karloff stars as the screen's most memorable monster in what many consider to be one of the greatest horror films ever made. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. It's director James Whale's adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel blended with Karloff's compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity that makes Frankenstein a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.'
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
75 minutes I PG Violence
'In this explosive sequel to Whale’s 1931 FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) badly wants to get out of the evil experiment business, only to be lured back into action by eccentric scientist Dr. Pretorious (Ernest Thesiger) to create a female companion to the Monster. In the meantime, having survived the fire at the mill The Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from a society that wishes to destroy him, all the while developing an increasing humanity and a wish for emotional connection.'
Filled with unforgettable stylised imagery and filled with queer subtext, this is James Whale working at the top of his powers to create one of the all-time greats.