Frankenstein with Sara Karloff in person

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Special 80th anniversary screening

Dir. James Whale. 1931, 70 mins.

With Boris Karloff. “Thank God for the monster!” said Boris Karloff of the role that made him immortal. Variety praised Karloff’s “terrifying face of demented calm, a fascinating acting bit of mesmerism.” Though he became famous for his performances in horror movies, Karloff was one of the most beloved actors in the history of Hollywood. In his many roles in film, stage, and television, he projected a compelling blend of menace and gentleness,  bringing humanity to his monsters and a touch of macabre humor to nearly all his characters. This screening celebrates the 80th anniversary of the movie that made him a major star. Sara Karloff, the actor’s daughter, will talk about her father and show a reel of home movies. Special thanks to Ronald C. MacCloskey.

Free with Museum admission.