Silent Toronto is hoping to inject a little classic horror into Toronto’s October film calendar, so we present our first-annual Halloween Creepy Classics Film Event!
WHAT IS IT? A special 16mm screening of the Halperin Bros. classic White Zombie.
WHEN IS IT? Monday, October 27. Doors open at 7:30, and please arrive early – seating is limited! Admission is only $8.00! Show will start at 8:30!
WHERE IS IT? Cine-Cycle! Located down the lane behind 129 Spadina (near Richmond), Cine-Cycle is a bicycle repair shop by day and micro-cinema by night! A snack bar will be available, and owner Martin Heath will be on hand to serve his famous lattes from a 1950 La San Marco espresso machine.
Fans of Bela Lugosi, zombies and classic horror — join us on October 27 as we celebrate White Zombie — not only one of the greatest classic horror films ever made, but the first to feature zombies! Check out the trailer!
Plagued by cheap video and DVD copies derived from 2nd and 3rd generation sources, White Zombie is a real gem that has rarely been seen on Toronto’s screens since it premiered at the Loew’s theatre in August of 1932.
By celebrating the spirit of showmanship, admission grants you access to much more than a movie; throughout the evening you will be subject to a chilling programme of cartoons, shorts, and fantastic trailers — all on 16mm! As an added bonus, excerpts from your favorite Universal Monsters films will be projected on the screen as you arrive, so get there early, as seating will be limited!
And don’t forget to grab your raffle ticket at the door, because we’ve got some ghoulish prizes to give away!!
One of the first independent horror films of the sound era, White Zombie was released in 1932 to a public demanding more chills, thrills and more importantly — more Lugosi. Shot on the Universal lot in eleven days for a mere $62 000, the film showcases many props and sets used in Dracula. Joining Bela Lugosi are Madge Bellamy, John Harron, and Clarence Muse, the first actor to utter the word “zombie” in a sound film!
In one of his greatest screen performances, Lugosi plays Murder Legendre, a plantation owner and voodoo practitioner. When a young man enacts a Faustian bargain with Legendre to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, Legendre instead turns her into a zombie slave.
SEE! Bela Lugosi in one of his most sinister roles!
HEAR! Xavier Cugat’s haunting score!
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