Dread Central to host FREE Retro Screening of Frankenstein: The True Story in NYC with Guests!


Dread Central and Forbidden Planet will be hosting a free retro screening and discussion of the classic 1973 miniseries Frankenstein: The True Story on Tuesday, June 27 at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, off 6th Avenue; 212-255-2243).

A unique 16mm print of Frankenstein: The True Story will be projected, which includes everything from the original telecast version (including the James Mason introduction), plus extra seconds of censored footage only seen in the foreign theatrical release. Running 3 hours and 13 minutes, this super-rare special screening event is presented in association with Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal to celebrate the latest edition of Richard Klemensen’s Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine. Issue #38 features writer Sam Irvin’s definitive study on the making of this beloved, all-star, two-part telefilm.

The DreadVision screening of Frankenstein: The True Story will be a free show; to obtain tickets, send an email to screenings@dreadcentral.com. Please list “FRANKENSTEIN” in your subject line and provide your full name. Offer is good for you and a guest. We will confirm your RSVP, but seating is not guaranteed, so arrive early.

Following this unique screening, DreadVision host Tony Timpone will moderate a killer Frankenstein: The True Story panel with these cool guests:

Sam Irvin (special project editor of the issue; director of Elvira’s Haunted Hills, Oblivion, Dante’s Cove; co-executive producer of Gods and Monsters).

Alec Smight (son of the late Jack Smight, director of Frankenstein: The True Story; Smight visited his dad’s set daily and has written an essay in the magazine; Smight is now the three-time Emmy-nominated producer/director of “CSI” and “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”).

Philippe Spurrell (film archivist and founder of Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal [CFS]; curator of the only-one-of-its-kind 16mm print that will be projected; Spurrell has written an essay about the various cuts of the film for the issue).

James Anthony Phillips (expert on composer Gil Mellé, who wrote a sidebar for the issue on Mellé’s rousing score to Frankenstein: The True Story).

In addition, Forbidden Planet will sell copies of Little Shoppe of Horrors #38 at the show. Panelists will sign copies of the magazine at the conclusion of the Q&A. You can pre-order autographed copies here

Watch this site for more exclusive DreadVision screening events, and check back here soon for an exclusive article from Irvin on the making of Frankenstein: The True Story! Highlights from the movie can be found in the video below.

Frankenstein the True Story



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