USA | 1935 | 75 min
Goaded by an even more diabolical scientist, Dr. Frankenstein creates a companion for his lonely monster.
In an official partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum, the Revue Cinema presents a series of three films inspired by It’s Alive: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.
Introduced by series host Nathalie Atkinson in conversation with Avery Plewes, costume designer of JT LeRoy, Ready or Not and the upcoming remake of The Craft, with an illustrated talk on the visual references and cultural context that shape the influential art direction, set, and costume design of this genre-bending horror masterpiece. This screening complements the Royal Ontario Museum’s current exhibition “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection” (on view until January 5, 2020).
Director: James Whale
Cast: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, and Valerie Hobson
ABOUT THE DESIGNING THE MOVIES SERIES
Hosted by culture writer and critic Nathalie Atkinson, this ongoing series considers the crucial contributions of below-the-line craft in both popular favorites and forgotten gems (more…)
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Avery Plewes is a costume designer, illustrator, and creative. She made the transition from fashion to costume design by working as a stylist, buyer, and costume assistant on Canadian-shot projects like Hannibal, Star Trek: Discovery, Molly’s Game, The Umbrella Academy, and Suits. Her lead costume design credits include Jean of the Joneses, Everything, Everything, JT LeRoy and the recent comedy-horror Ready or Not. Based in Toronto, her next project is the Blumhouse reboot of teen witch drama The Craft.
ABOUT IT’S ALIVE! AT THE THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th century cinema. “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection” is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. It is on view at the Royal Ontario Museum until January 5, 2020.
This screening is presented by The Revue Cinema and Designing the Movies, in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum, with community sponsorship from Damzels.
General Admission: $15
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $12
Silver Members: $11
Gold Members: FREE