Bela Lugosi’s “Dracula” at the 119 Gallery with live soundtrack, June 26!

DRACULA (1931)
Live Soundtrack by Rob Byrd & Wisteriax
Saturday, June 26 @ 8PM
119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell
Suggested donation: $5

Don’t miss this fun, fabulous night of classic film horror starring the master of the macabre, Bela Lugosi! Director Tod Browning‘s conceptual rendition of the stage play (as opposed to Bram Stoker’s novel) was the first of a fine string of frightful 1930s Hollywood films, including The Mummy (1932), Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), King Kong (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), and Browning’s cult horror masterpiece, Freaks (1932). The advent of sound in the 30s gave filmmakers even more license to chill (Lugosi’s Dracula was the first horror film talkie) and film history has it that Tod Browning had no idea how audiences would react to his verbal incarnation of The Count. The film is brilliantly performed over-the-top as one would imagine, and for this screening, musicians Rob Byrd and Wisteriax (Karen Langlie) will enhance the cinematic effect with their own haunting soundtrack.

Please join us for this special screening and performance offered in partnership with our friends at Lowell’s 119 Gallery. This event is presented in conjunction with the 119 Gallery’s current exhibit “Of Nightmares,” running through July 3. Don’t miss it!

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