Friday, February 17, 2012
Fantasmo Episode 70: Team Fantasmo Vs. Dracula's Family
Hard believe though it may be, we are rapidly approaching our 7th year anniversary in April. This of course means we will once again be gathering the most outrageously bad movies we can lay our hands on for our mini-marathon, and let me assure you we have some great stuff lined up! Before we hit you with all that cheese, we thought it only right and proper to give you a really great double-feature to brace you for what's to come. With that in mind for our March show we'll be screening two classic Universal horror sequels to the one and only Dracula (which incidentally we have never shown believe it or not)! A favorite trick for these sequels was having a relation of the monster carry on the legacy, be it a son, daughter, bride, cousin, etc. In the case of Dracula we'll be highlighting the antics of his son and daughter.
Always the gentlemen we believe in ladies first, and as such our first feature is Dracula's Daughter. It's a terrific sequel that carves its own niche apart from the original, as Professor Van Helsing squares off against a Hungarian countess seemingly under the spell of the late Count Dracula. In Son of Dracula, Lon Chaney Jr. takes on the title role playing one Count Alucard (wink, wink), brought to America to help make an heiress immortal. Those are the facts, and without any further ado here is your official Episode 70 lineup:
When: Friday, March 16 @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
8:00 p.m.: Dracula's Daughter (1936)
9:30 p.m.: Son of Dracula (1943)
So there you have it Superfans, two outstanding horror classics to tide you over until our April extravaganza. You dare not miss this rare opportunity to see them back on the big screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! See you there!