Guillermo Del Toro to host “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”

As part of Universal Studios year-long 100th anniversary celebration, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films. Spanish horror director Guillermo Del Toro will host opening night celebrations of “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) and “Dracula” (1931) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Full program:

“The Bride of Frankenstein ” (1935) and“Dracula ” (1931)
Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Hosted by writer-director Guillermo del Toro

The Academy will screen newly restored prints from Universal.

“The Man Who Laughs ” (1928)

Monday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include producer Chris Weitz, grandson of producer, Paul Kohner. This rarely screened silent horror feature stars Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin.

“The Wolf Man ” (1941) and “An American Werewolf in London ” (1981)

Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include director John Landis, Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker, producer George Folsey, Jr. and actor David Naughton from “An American Werewolf in London. ”

“Creature from the Black Lagoon ” (1954, in 3D) and “The Invisible Man ” (1933)

Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actress Julie Adams, who played Kay Lawrence in “Creature from the Black Lagoon. ”

“The Birds ” (1963)

Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actresses Tippi Hedren, who played Melanie Daniels, andVeronica Cartwright, who played Cathy Brenner, in the film.

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein ” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken “ (1966)

Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker, in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. ”

“The Incredible Shrinking Man ” (1957) and “Tarantula “ (1955)

Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.
Oscars Outdoors
1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

“The Phantom of the Opera ” (1925)

Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

“In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago. The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October. Admission is free.”

“Series passes for “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” (excluding the Saturday double features) are $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members and students with valid ID. Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.”

Ginger Media & Entertainment

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