Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster is an all-new documentary exploring the career of Karloff spanning sixty years featuring archival footage from Karloff himself and new interviews from Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Ron Pearlman and more!
Following this is a screening of the seminal horror classic Frankenstein, the defining role of Karloff’s career and a film beloved by generations adapted from Mary Shelley’s landmark 1818 novel.
Colin Clive assumes the role of eccentric scientist Dr Henry Frankenstein, obsessed with re-animating a corpse to which he succeeds, the result being a disfigured mash of human remains which eventually comes to life and causes much mayhem and destruction in a small village – the iconic monster played by Karloff himself.
Recognised predominantly through the iconic make-up from Jack Pierce, James Whale’s Frankenstein has withstood the test of time, spawning sequels and crossovers within the larger Universal Monsters franchise and inspired many re-interpretations.
This ranges from a tenure with Hammer Horror between 1957-1974 with horror legend Christopher Lee once playing the iconic creature, to a more faithful adaptation of Shelley’s novel from Kenneth Branagh, the monster portrayed by none other than Robert De Niro.
Despite many screen legends uniquely depicting the Monster, none have become so ingrained in popular culture as Karloff.