Friday, March 15, 2013
| 8 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$5 Museum members, students
$7 All others
(1931) Directed by James Whale. Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clark, Dwight Frye. (70 min.)
It’s alive! Whale created the template for all mad scientists and their creations with this still-electrifying tale, originally written by a teenage feminist in 1818. Karloff never completely escaped his masterful monster, a “lost, mewling patchwork corpse … a conception and execution unrivaled in fantastic cinema” (Michael Atkinson, Village Voice).
Watch the trailer
Celebrity science comedian, Brian Malow introduces the film with a discussion of "Mad Scientists in the Movies."