The Syracuse Cinephile Society to serve up Halloween scares with a Universal Monsters picture screening.
Halloween is almost here! It’s creeping up rather quick and while we’re one week out, we thought it was best to share some exciting news. Our friends at The Syracuse Cinephile Society will be hosting a Halloween Double Feature on Monday, October 30th. Taking place at the Spaghetti Warehouse, starting at 7:30 pm ET, House of Frankenstein and Return of the Vampire will be shown. It’s advised that those wishing to attend and have dinner before arrive at 6:15 pm. If you’re near the area or you’re looking for a Halloween adventure, we could not recommend checking out The Syracuse Cinephile Society’s presentation of two great horror classics enough.
The Syracuse Cinephile Society, 51 years old, has remarkably preserved the integrity and beauty of classic films, along with routinely showing a Universal Monsters picture around Halloween. While Return of the Vampire isn’t a Universal Monsters film (it’s by Columbia), many view it as an official Dracula film. Now House of Frankenstein? That’s undeniably a Universal Monsters installment. Released in 1944, the film stars Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Glenn Strange, and a few others that have appeared in the Universal Monsters films. House of Frankenstein is one of Universal’s films that united three of their classic monsters – Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, and The Wolf Man – and would go on to later inspire Universal’s “Dark Universe” films which started this June with the release of The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, and Russell Crowe.
All of us at Universal Monsters Universe are proud to announce that we’ll be helping co-sponsor The Syracuse Cinephile Society’s screening of House of Frankenstein and Return of the Vampire with a few Universal Monsters collectibles to be raffled off. For a little tease behind the coffin for what we’ll be offering, have a look below:
The Syracuse Cinephile Society’s Halloween Double Feature sure is going to be a perfect way to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. If you’re looking for something fun to do with friends and family, we hope you check out their screenings of House of Frankenstein and Return of the Vampire.
For more on The Syracuse Cinephile Society, please check them out online and on Facebook. We’d also like to thank Gerry Orlando of the SCS for his friendship and support of UMU and the Universal Monsters classics.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)