Ever wondered whether those fright flicks of old still carry their weight in remembered chills? Does it make sense to bring one’s young’uns when the very idea of black-and-white makes them scoff? With a double bill of The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), where Elsa Lanchester ably demonstrates her greatness in some of the most memorable scenes ever printed on celluloid, and the darkly goopy Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) restored to its original 3-D experience for the first time in decades, one can be assured of appreciative audiences – and that great saber’s edge between screams of fear and howls of campy delight.
Yeah, bring the kids to the Ulster Performing Arts Center this Friday, and the grandparents, too. Freaky costumes get in for free, and the merrier more in attendance, the less important the actual relevance of the films themselves become. It’s a perfect way to get into the mood for what comes later in the month of October!
Bride of Frankenstein/Creature from the Black Lagoon, Friday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston; (845) 339-6088, www.bardavon.org.