March 16, 2009

Frankenstein in Seattle: Lon Chaney Jr. Tribute

I wish I was in Seattle tonight. The Northwest Film Forum is holding a special Lon Chaney Jr. Tribute.

If you’re in the area, it’s a wonderful, rare chance to see The Ghost of Frankenstein on a big screen. That’s the 1942 film in which Chaney Jr. stepped up and into The Monster’s big boots, recently vacated by Boris Karloff. Bela Lugosi appears as Ygor. The NWFF is also screening The Mummy’s Curse (1944), one of Chaney’s Kharis programmers.

The evening's events are hosted by James Morrow, author of Shambling Towards Hiroshima, a satirical short novel about a Forties horror actor, based on Chaney Jr., who dons a giant lizard suit to help win World War II.

Northwest Film Forum: A Tribute to Lon Chaney Jr.

The Monster: Lon Chaney Jr.

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