The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween favourites continues this month as we venture ever deeper and darker into classic “creature features” of yore with a screening of James Whale‘s stylish, bold, and nuanced FRANKENSTEIN on Wednesday, October 28.
This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation.
An obsessed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman’s brain.
“The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty.” (The Village Voice)
“One of the most deservedly famous and chilling horror films of all time.” (Chicago Reader)
“Still unnerving to this day, ‘Frankenstein’ adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff’s legendary, frightening performance as the monster.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
Wednesday, October 28
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, 1931 / G / 71 mins) Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.