10/5: LET'S GET FRANKENSTONED! At Freddy's Bar

Description: LET’S GET FRANKENSTONED! Kings County Cinema Society welcomes back curator and 16mm archivist Movie Mike to get the jump on Halloween in real 16mm film at Freddy’s Backroom.

From Mike himself: “We’ll start with some vintage cartoons, then see two short condensed-feature reels made for home use before home video existed: Bride of Frankenstein (1935, US, James Whale) with Colin Clive as the nervous mad scientist, Ernest Thesiger as his giddy mentor Dr. Pretorius, Karloff as the pathetic monster, Whale’s tilted camera angles and Franz Waxman’s truly great score… and Son of Frankenstein (1939, US, Rowland V. Lee) with its eerie German-expressionist tilted sets and deep shadows, Basil Rathbone as the monster-maker’s arrogant heir, Lionel Atwill as the one-armed gendarme, plus Karloff as the creature and Lugosi as his only friend.

Finally, a screening of the full-length feature from Britain’s Hammer Studios: Revenge of Frankenstein (1958, UK, Terence Fisher) with Peter Cushing’s thoughtful and sensitive portrait, so different from Clive and Rathbone’s interpretations.  Sentenced to death for monster-making, he escapes the guillotine and goes off to open a charity clinic under a new name. But he can’t resist stitching up a new patchwork bod for his deformed friend’s brain to inhabit.”


Details: Wednesday October 5th at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Ave btw/ 17th, 18th St. M/R to Prospect Ave.

Short reels at 8pm, feature at 9pm. Free, but we’ll pass the hat for the archivist/projectionist.

9/28: Afro-Punk doc at LaunchPad

Description: KCCS presents a special screening of director James Spooner’s doc that crystallized a movement (and started a Brooklyn festival), AFRO-PUNK (US/ 2003/ 66min) plus  music videos and short films from Brooklyn.

Details: Wednesday 9/28 8pm at LaunchPad. 721 Franklin Ave btw/ Park and Sterling Pl. Free, popcorn provided, BYOB