Fright Night Double Feature #2 – Vampires!

This Friday October 25 at 8pm the Liberty Theater presents the last of our pre-Halloween double feature series, Dracula starring Bela Lugosi and The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price.

This 1931 production of Dracula directed by Tod Browning established for 20th-century moviegoers the definitive telling of the vampire legend (although it was a long way from Bram Stoker’s original novel). It also typecast Bela Lugosi for life – he had played the role on Broadway starting in 1927, and between the strength of his association with the character and his blacklisting from major studio work over his leftward leanings (he was one of the founders of the Screen Actors Guild) he was ultimately reduced to appearing in low-budget films such as Ed Wood’s infamous Plan 9 From Outer Space.

The Last Man on Earth is a 1964 black-and-white science fiction horror film, which like later (and better known) films The Omega Man and I Am Legend was based on (more faithfully than they were) the 1954 novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. Vincent Price by now was becoming established as a classic thriller villain, but here took on the hero’s role.

Entry is FREE, but donations to benefit the theater are always appreciated. Concessions are available in the lobby.

Doors open at 7:30. Show starts at 8.