Universal's Legacy of Horror: The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) & The Invisible Man (1933)

Date: October 16 at 7:30pm

Location: Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Description: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents this Halloween double bill of as part of “A Monstrous Centennial: Universal’s Legacy of Horror” – a series of screenings and an exhibition of artwork from the golden era of Universal Studios horror films. The exhibition runs from October 2 through 30.

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is a fine science fiction effort, shot in 3-D, about an expedition to capture an evolutionary off-shoot of man. The 3-D effects are sometimes corny (a bat flying straight into the camera lens, as if it will fly right out of the screen), but overall the film is very effective, especially the underwater sequences.

The Invisible Man (film)
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THE INVISIBLE MAN is a great, quirky horror film from director James Whale, who liked to incorporate sly humor into his genre work. Claude Rains is excellent as the “Invisible One,” heard but not seen throughout almost the entire running time, and the special effects by John P. Fulton are very impressive, even today.