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Horror Series at New Yorker Theater

Aug. 29, 1963 - Vampires, mummies, and assorted monsters run rampant at the New Yorker Theater next month when the uptown revival house presents a series of outstanding horror movies from the last 30 years. The series, ranging from two 1931 classics — the original “Frankenstein” with Boris Karloff (pictured during a break in filming) and Bela Lugosi’s “Dracula” — to more recent, color fiends created by Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, will run from Tuesday through Sept. 23. Included in the program are a memorable group of Val Lewton’s low-budget productions from the 1940s — “Curse of the Cat People,” “Isle of the Dead,” “I Walked with a Zombie,” and “The Body Snatchers.” These films have been key works for movie cultists since the late critic James Agee praised them as among the outstanding films of their day.

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