Manchester Metropolitan University


Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 6:30 pm – Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 10:00 pm

DM17 Film Series presents: Frankenstein (PG) / Bride of Frankenstein (PG)

Location: The Dancehouse Theatre, 10A Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 5QA

Director: James Whale / USA 1931 – 71 mins / USA 1935 – 75 mins

This double bill rediscovers two classics that helped define the horror genre in the ’30s. In the first film, a scientist (Colin Clive) digs up corpses to reanimate them with electricity and inadvertently creates a ‘monster’ (Boris Karloff). In a rare occasion when the sequel is better than the original (Bride of Frankenstein is hailed as Whale’s masterpiece), the same scientist sets about making a mate for his earlier creation.

The screening will be introduced by the DM17 film series co-curator Christopher Frayling, to coincide with the publication (on 31 October) of his definitive book Frankenstein – The First 200 Years that heralds the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel.

In collaboration with the Design Manchester Festival.

Time: 6.30pm – 10.00pm

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Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies