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Free Halloween Screening

The Bride of Frankenstein
Wednesday, October 31, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Bride of Frankenstein  
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Don your Halloween costumes and join the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (see below) at this screening of James Whale's 1935 classic chiller The Bride of Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester.

The Bride of Frankenstein begins where director James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) leaves off, with Frankenstein's "hideous progeny" gaining human characteristics such as speech and a yearning for a mate. Don't miss the explosive ending to this creepy sequel, which many film critics considered to be better than the first installment.

Come early to get your free body parts and eyeballs candy!

November 2-3
Creativity and the Creature: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200

A Kahn Institute Symposium
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  Frankenstein's lab
Image: "Frankenstein's lab," from Barry Moser's Frankenstein, Pennyroyal edition (courtesy of Barry Moser and Smith College Special Collections)

The Kahn Institute invites the Smith and Five College communities, scholars from near and far, and the public to join in a 200th anniversary celebration of one of literary history's most iconic and enduring novels, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, published anonymously by 20-year-old Mary Shelley (1797-1851) on January 1, 1818.

This two-day symposium (with a prologue screening of James Whale's The Bride of Frankenstein on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31) will host a compelling group of scholars, artists and writers who work intersects with Shelley's "hideous progeny." View a list of visiting scholars and full symposium schedule.

All symposium events are free and open to the public.