Dir. James Whale (1931). The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty. Boris Karloff gives one of the most indelible performances in American cinema as the monster, misjudged by the society that created him, at once terrifying and pathetic, a moving study of alienation and primitive anger.
Fri., Dec. 4, 1, 3:50, 6:40 & 9:25 p.m., 2009
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