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The golden age of horror comes back… from the dead!

It was 1931 when horror film legend Bela Lugosi donned Dracula’s soon-to-be signature cape and fangs to become an epitome of evil, declaring to us mere mortals: “I never drink… wine!” Few cinematic eras have left such an indelible mark on popular culture than the B-movies that emerged from the Universal studio lot in the early days of talkies, spawning such cherished clichés as the Frankenstein Monster’s neck bolts, Dracula’s thick Hungarian accent or the Invisible Man’s bandages.



And you can see them all this fall, as the Filmcasino resurrects chillers of yesteryear as newly-restored versions with late night screenings. While the special effects might not elicit the same amount of cold sweat today as they had from audiences in the 1930s, Dr. Frankenstein’s maniacal exclamation, “She’s Alive! She’s Alive!” in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) will leave even the most fearless horror enthusiast gripping their seat with white knuckles.



Boris Karloff as 1932’s The Mummy, risen from the dead to “live, love and kill” can still give goosebumps, especially compared to the 1999 remake with Brendan Fraser.



Lon Cheney Jr.’s The Wolf Man (1941) with his hideous howl, goes on a rampage of bloodlust, mauling many on his path to iconic status.



Loosely based on the H.G. Wells novel, the eerie presence of The Invisible Man (1933) still stands as a pulpy yet cautionary tale of lost inhibitions.



And finally, the early sojourn into 3D, Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) offers a perfect dosage of, heebie-jeebies as a rubber-suited amphibian “missing link” terrorizes scientists in the Amazon with its fascination for nubile human females.



Home of Monsters

31 Oct: The Mummy

4 Nov: Dracula

11 Nov: The Invisible Man

18 Nov: The Bride of Frankenstein

21 Nov: The Wolf Man

2 Dec: Creature from the Black Lagoon

All films begin at 22:30
Tickets: €9 per film; €40 “Monsterpass” for all six films
5., Margaretenstraße 78

Genevieve Doyle
Genevieve Doyle is writing for METROPOLE on her summer off from reading English Literature at The University of Cambridge. When she isn’t attending fairs to buy and source beautiful antiques and textiles, she likes painting murals and walking her very large Irish deerhound.

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