Universal Pictures Bookends Fathom’s Fright Fest – kicking off with The Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. October 1 and closes with ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’ on October 29th

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DENVER, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT: The Mummy and the Bride of Frankenstein – October 1

The Mummy (1932) stars horror icon Boris Karloff in a legendary performance as the Egyptian Imhotep who is accidentally resurrected after 3,700 years by a team of archaeologists. In a flashback, it is revealed that he was a high priest who was embalmed alive for attempting to revive his beloved Vestal Virgin after she was sacrificed. Alive again, he embarks on an obsessive – and deadly – search for his lost love. Featuring groundbreaking makeup by Jack Pierce and artistic direction by Carl Freudthis terrifying classic has inspired countless sequels, parodies and spin-offs, and fuels the monster’s legacy to this day.

In one of the most popular horror movies of all time The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen’s most misunderstood monster, now longing for a mate. The critically acclaimed sequel picks up where 1931’s “Frankenstein” left off and introduces Dr. Pretorius before (Ernest Thesiger) as a deranged scientist who coerces Harry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) to help him create a companion for the monster. Directed once again by James Wal and adapted from Mary Shelleys Classic novel, the sequel features superb makeup and special effects, making The Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lanchester) one of the most recognizable monsters of all time.


Creature from the Black Lagoon and Phantom of the Opera – October 29th

Universal’s classic monster heritage is perfectly combined with the sci-fi explosion of the 1950s. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) tells the mythical tale of a dangerous half-man, half-fish creature that lurks in the depths of the Amazon. After discovering a unique prehistoric claw fossil on an expedition deep in the jungle, scientists investigate its origins and lead them straight to a mysterious creature. Led by ichthyologists David Scheid (Richard Karlson), the men try to catch the monster that David’s assistant Kay (Julia Adams). Originally released in 3D, this thrilling adventure inspired sequels, TV series and more that continue to strengthen the monster’s legacy to this day.

One of the most popular stories of all time Gaston Leroux Phantom of the opera (1943) is the legendary horror story starring Claude Rain as the Masked Phantom of the Paris opera house. After a tragic accident that disfigures him and turns him into a mad composer Erique Claudian turns into a masked phantom who plans to make a beautiful young soprano Christine DuBois (Susanna Forst) the star of the opera and takes revenge on those who stole his music. A heroic baritone (Nelson Eddie) seeks to win Christine’s affections while tracking down the disfigured “monster” who has begun murdering those who defy his insane demands. Inspired by the original 1925 silent version, this lavish Technicolor production remains one of the most memorable adaptations ever made.

WHO: Fathom Events and Universal Pictures

IF: October 1 and October 29th

WHERE: Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or at the participating theater box offices. Visit the Fathom Events website for a full list of theater venues (cinemas are subject to change). Please contact your local theater for individual security arrangements.

For artwork/photos visit Fathom Events press page.

SOURCE Fathom Events

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