As part of its already extensive schedule of 2012 Halloween screenings (which includes Nightmare City: A Video Nasties Celebration), the Cinefamily presents Nightmare City: Universal Horror B-Sides, a series focusing on some of the lesser known efforts from Universal Studios, the company that gave us such renowned classics as Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), and The Wolf Man (1941) – none of which is on view here. Instead, we get a rogues’ gallery of oddball efforts, one-shots, and sequels that deserve their own day in the sun – or perhaps moonlight would be a better term here.
Titles include The Mummy, The Raven, and the Spanish-language version of Dracula (which was shot simultaneously with the more famous English-language version). Classic horror stars Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney Jr. are all represented, so fans of old-fashioned atmospheric horror should have a splendid time. The series winds up with a “Universal B-sides Video Mix,” splicing together highlights from films that could not fit into the schedule.
The Mummy (1932) with Boris Karlof and House of Frankenstein (1944) with Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr – on October 13 at 5pm.
The Raven (1935) with Karloff and Bela Lugosi and House of Horrors (1946) with Rhondo Hatton on October 20 at 4:45pm
Weird Woman (1944) with Lon Chaney Jr and a second “Inner Sanctum” Mystery on October 21
Dracula (the Spanish-language version, 1931) and a “Universal Horrors B-Sides Video Mix” on October 28 at 5:15pm
Location: The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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More in this series:
- Nightmare City: Universal Horror B-Sides - Halloween Horror Screenings 2012
- Universal Horror B-Sides: The Mummy (1932) & House of Frankenstein (1944)
- Universal Horror B-Sides: The Raven (1935) & House of Horrors (1946)
- Universal Horror B-Sides: Weird Woman (1944)
- Universal Horror B-Sides Video Mix & Dracula (Spanish-language version)
- 2012 Halloween Horror Screenings: Bride of Frankenstein & Dracula (hollywoodgothique.com)