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“The Birds” Take Over “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” at the Academy

The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

“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, and Veronica Cartwright, who played Cathy Brenner, in the film. Media access by request only.  Read the rest of this entry

GUILLERMO DEL TORO TO HOST “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” OPENING AT THE ACADEMY

The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

“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

Del Toro, a true aficionado of the horror-genre will host the kick-off screening celebrating the studio that defined “horror films. ” 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.  Read the rest of this entry

Academy Celebrates “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a month-long series of screenings of classic horror films with “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” in October. The series is part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration engaging Universal’s fans and all movie lovers in the art of moviemaking. Through its cinematic introduction of iconic characters such as Dracula and Frankenstein, Universal Pictures was instrumental in establishing and fostering the horror genre. The frightening festivities will kick off with the first of five “Terrifying Tuesdays” on October 2, with “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) and “Dracula” (1931), to be complemented by other scream-worthy screenings throughout the month.  Read the rest of this entry