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(James Whale, 1932) New 4K Restoration
(Pere Portabella, 1971)
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Perhaps the defining haunted house film, the pre-Code The Old Dark House finds a group of travelers seeking shelter from the pounding rain in a creepy old mansion inhabited by the Femm family. You know what comes next… Directed by James Whale (Frankenstein) and featuring a stellar cast including Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart (Titanic), and the great Boris Karloff. (71 mins., 4K DCP)
Pere Portabella’s subversive Vampir-Cuadecuc is at once an exploration of the figure of the vampire as well as a devastating critique of Spain’s fascist dictator General Franco. The film includes making-of footage from the set of Jesús “Jess” Franco’s 1970 cult film Count Dracula, starring Christopher Lee. (75 mins., DCP)
The Old Dark House, image courtesy of Cohen Film Collection.
Vampir-Cuadecuc, image courtesy of Grasshopper Film.
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The Old Dark House and Vampir-Cuadecuc