Two of the most iconic movies of all time turn 90 this year – and we’re putting them both on screen in a special double feature just in time for Halloween! Come to The Cabot to see Bela Lugosi in Dracula, followed by Boris Karloff starring in Frankenstein!
First Feature – Dracula (1931) directed by Tod Browning
The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula, after hypnotizing a British real estate agent into his mindless slave in Transylvania, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc on the local population, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. He soon sets his sights on Mina Seward, the daughter of a prominent doctor who runs a sanatorium next to Dracula’s lair. Doctor Seward has no choice but to enlist the eccentric Professor Van Helsing to put a stop to the count’s never-ending bloodlust.
Second Feature – Frankenstein (1931) directed by James Whale
The manic scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the recently deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz, Frankenstein succeeds in animating the body, but lock the creature away when the sight of fire sends it into a murderous rage. The monster soon escapes its confines and travels into the countryside and begins to attack the local farmers. Frankenstein soon realizes his mistake in bringing life to the dead and leads the villagers in a hunt for the murderous creature.
Run time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes with an intermission between films.