HALLOWEEN WEEKEND! CLASSIC SILENT HORROR FILMS WITH LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT

Oct 25, 2013

Tickets are $12 advanced and $15 day of show. In addition to the films, the Regent will be hosting a temporary exhibit from The International Life Cast Museum of Real Cast Imprints from the Faces of Hollywood Horror Films—including Bela Lugosi, Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King and many more.

The film Vampyr (1932), screening on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd is Carl Theodor Dreyer’s expressionist film based on a collection of supernatural stories. It portrays a densely layered vampire film with a mesmerizing atmosphere and unsettling imagery. Allan Gray (Julian West), a traveler obsessed with the supernatural and fascinated by the occult is assailed by various ghostly haunts and the evidence of vampires in a village outside of Paris.

The film The Phantom of the Opera (1925), screening on Saturday, November 2nd is the film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel, staring Lon Chaney as The Phantom, in what is probably his most famous and certainly his most horrifying role. Erik, a deranged escaped prisoner haunts the Paris Opera House and becomes uncontrollably obsessed with an opera singer named Christine, putting her life in danger.

The film Nosferatu (1922), screening on Sunday, November 3rd is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula. Real Estate agent, Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) is dispatched to Count Orlock’s (Max Schreck) castle in Transylvania to sell Orlock a house in Winbourg, Germany. After strange events occur, Hutter begins to suspect the Count is not entirely human, but discovers the secret too late. Orlock has already embarked on a trip to Wisbourg to prey on Hutter’s entranced wife.  {Continued Next Page}

The Andrew Alden Ensemble’s mission is to bring forth new music for classic films and chamber music. The ensemble produces textual scores with contemporary classical music, combined with rock and electronic influences, for an audience’s unique experience of classic films. The ensemble includes: composer Andrew Alden, playing piano and drum set; Beltran Del Campo, on violin and viola; and Teresa Alden performing electronic sound design, synthesizer and percussion. For more info: http://andrewaldenensemble.com/.
Classic Horror Films with live musical accompaniment by The Andrew Alden Ensemble will be presented at the historic Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street in Arlington, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30pm (“Vampyr” & “Phantom of the Opera”) and Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00pm (“Vampyr & “Nosferatu”). General Admission tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. The Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking in the municipal lot across the street. For tickets and info call 781-646-4849 or visit http://www.regenttheatre.com.

About The International Life Cast Museum
The ILCM is a 501c3 non-profit institution, dedicated to building a permanent site in Massachusetts that will be fully accessible to touch for the visually impaired to enjoy.  A Life Cast is a three-dimensional copy of a human or other organic subject, derived from molding and casting techniques. It is virtually an imprint taken directly from the subject with the resulting cast looking exactly like the original. Most of the time it is a face cast or a hand cast. 
Our exhibit at the Regent Theatre will represent a small portion of the many life casts of Hollywood Actor’s faces in the collection. More specifically, due to the nature of the films being presented, they are motion picture stars that will forever be linked to the characters they brought to life (or death) in the Horror films they starred in. Among those being shown for November 2nd and 3rd are Boris Karloff, Linda Blair, Alfred Hitchcock and Bela Lugosi. We look forward to bringing you face to face with history.
We encourage you visit our website http://www.ilcmuseum.org  where you can view a portion of the diverse collection and how it will be exhibited in our future facility. The collection includes life casts of Historical figures, including a Pope, Tsars, Presidents and the Queen of England. Other areas will be devoted to Nature casts, Fine Art Body casts, life casts of people ‘making a difference’ in society with their selfless acts that have benefited the masses, and a room that will house the life masks and stories of Holocaust survivors.

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