Young Frankenstein, Friday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Young Frankenstein (1974) is one of writer-producer-director Mel Brooks' best films - a nostalgic, hilarious spoof-tribute to classic horror films (with its authentic black and white cinematography and production design/set decoration), and in particular, of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic novel about corpse revival by a God-aspiring mad scientist. This film had everything - slapstick, farce, dirty (or ribald), bawdy humor and irreverent satire. Many of Brooks' films were filled with physical gags, terrible puns, one-liners, and shattered taboos. Old-style wipes, fades to black and iris shots were numerous throughout.
This American comedy horror film stars Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and Peter Boyle as the monster. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman..
1 hour, 46 minutes