Frankenstein Double Feature

A Cinematic Celebration



The Program in Film & Media Studies and the Center for the Humanities offer a double feature of Frankenstein films.

7 pm:

Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

1h 15m
Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive

"Warning! The Monster Demands a Mate!" Widely considered the high point of the 1930s Universal horror cycle, BRIDE is a brilliant blend of black humor and Gothic style. Boris Karloff reprises his greatest role as the Monster, with Colin Clive as his reluctant "father," the hilariously creepy Ernest Thesiger as Dr. Pretorius and Elsa Lanchester as the screaming-mimi Bride.

2K DCP digital projection.

8:30 pm:

Young Frankenstein (1974).

1h 46m
Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Director Mel Brooks’ hilariously abby-normal homage to 1930s monster movies - one of the strangest, funniest, most brilliantly conceived comedies since the heyday of the Marx Bros. Gene Wilder (who co-wrote the script) stars as Dr. Frankenstein ("That’s Frahnk-en-steen"), grandson of the famed mad scientist, struggling to breathe life into tap-dancing monster Peter Boyle with demented help from hunchback assistant Marty Feldman, lusty Teri Garr, neurotic girlfriend Madeline Kahn and Frau Blucher herself, Cloris Leachman. Kenneth Mars is outlandishly memorable as one-eyed, one-armed German Inspector Kemp, “ze leader of zis community!” "The biggest problem we had in doing YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN was that we had to do so many takes because we couldn't stop laughing." - Teri Garr.

2K DCP digital projection.