Monsterverse: An Evening with Bela Lugosi at the American Cinematheque

lugosi adTitle: Monsterverse: An Evening with Bela Lugosi at the American Cinematheque
Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Date: October 28, 2010
Time: Signing at 6:30pm, films at 7:30pm
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Description: Come see Monsterverse’s comic book signing for BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE, followed by a double bill of two classic movies starring the horror icon.

THE RAVEN, 1935, Universal, 61 min. Dir. Lew Landers. Demented, disappointed-in-love surgeon Bela Lugosi operates on escaped murderer Boris Karloff, disfiguring him. He then uses the tormented fugitive as an instrument for revenge against his enemies, including the woman (Irene Ware) who spurned him. One of Universal’s most maniacal chillers.

THE BLACK CAT, 1934, Universal, 65 min. Dir. Edgar Ulmer. Cat-fearing Bela Lugosi pursues devil-worshipping Boris Karloff through his crazed, Bauhaus-on-acid mansion, sitting atop the bodies of thousands of WW I vets.

Q&A between films: A special panel of guests including Bela Lugosi, Jr., director Mick Garris, actress Louise Currie (who starred with Lugosi in two films!), publisher and artist Kerry Gammill, editor and screenwriter Sam F. Park, writer James Farr and artists Charlie Largent, Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro and Jeff Preston will answer questions about Lugosi’s career and his new role as host of his own comic book series of horror stories.

A highly anticipated preview of the haunting Monsterverse graphic novel “FLESH AND BLOOD” will be presented in a trailer especially made by the book’s talented creators, writer Robert Tinnell and artist Neil Vokes. You do NOT want to miss this as it is the only time the trailer will be shown large screen until the book’s release next year, Halloween 2011.

There will be a special screening of two TRAILERS FROM HELL covering Lugosi’s WHITE ZOMBIE (commentary by Mick Garris) and BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA (commentary by Joe Dante).

Director Joe Dante is sending a special filmed presentation to express his well wishes to Monsterverse and the Lugosi fans.

There will also be extremely interesting Lugosi props and items to add to the festive pre-Halloween theme of the evening.

UPDATE: there will be a Q&A between films with Bela Lugosi Jr., actress Louise Currie, director Mick Garris, publisher and artist Kerry Gammill, editor and screenwriter Sam F. Park, writer James Farr and artists Charlie Largent, Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro and Jeff Preston.