Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Music Box Theatre
I know that Monster Island News has a lot of readers/fans in the greater Chicago area (yes, I'm talking to you James Baack) that will find this very, very interesting. In fact they may have a monstergasm of some sort!
Indeed the Music Box Theatre in Chicago is hosting week long festival of classic Universal Studios monster films beginning October 21st. All the usual creatures will be on hand including ... um ... The Creature, Dracula, Frankenstein, Mrs Frankenstein (okay they never really got hitched) The Wolfman and of course a Captive Wild Woman (you can't let em loose to roam the street!)
Here are your films:
Murders in the Rue Morgue October 21, 2:40pm; October 22, 2:00pm; October 22, 5:15pm
Robert Florey, 1932, 61m
In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship…
The Invisible Man October 21, 4:00pm; October 23, 2:00pm; October 23, 7:15pm
James Whale, 1933, 71m
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.
It Came Frow Outer Space October 21, 8:15pm; October 23, 5:15pm
Jack Arnold, 1953, 81m
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.
Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D October 21, 10:00pm; October 22, 3:30pm
Jack Arnold, 1954, 79m
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientist try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. In 3D!
The Invisible Man Returns October 23, 3:30pm; October 23, 9:00pm
Joe May, 1940, 81m
The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.
Captive Wild Woman October 24, 5:30pm; October 24, 8:45pm
Edward Dymtryk, 1943, 61m
An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human…even though it costs human life.
The Wolf Man October 24, 7:00pm
George Waggner, 1941, 70m
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.
Dracula October 25, 5:30pm; October 25, 9:00pm
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. Starring Bela Lugosi.
The Mummy October 25, 7:15pm
Karl Freund, 1932, 73m
In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege…
Frankenstein October 26, 5:30pm; October 26, 8:45pm
James Whale, 1931, 70m
Horror classic in which an obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Bride of Frankenstein October 26, 7:00pm
James Whale, 1935, 75m
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.
The Black Cat October 27, 5:30pm
Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934, 65m
American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein October 27, 7:00pm
Charles Barton, 1948, 83m
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
Here is the full schedule:
8:15 – It Came From Outer Space 3D
10:00 – Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D
2:00 – Murders in the Rue Morgue
3:30 – Creature from the Black Lagoon
5:15 – Murders in the Rue Morgue
2:00 – The Invisible Man
3:30 – The Invisible Man Returns
5:15 – It Came From Outer Space
7:15 – The Invisible Man
9:00 – The Invisible Man Returns
5:30 – Captive Wild Woman
7:00 – The Wolf Man
8:45 – Captive Wild Woman
5:30 – Dracula
7:15 – The Mummy
9:00 – Dracula
5:30 – Frankenstein
7:00 – Bride of Frankenstein
8:45 – Frankenstein
5:30 – The Black Cat
7:00 – Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
For tickets and more info go HERE
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