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Lost Souls Double Feature

When:

Fri 24 Mar 2017, 8:30pm–11:05pm

Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.50
  • Student: $12.00
  • Senior: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Academy Cinemas

Double the films... for the price of one ticket!
With a 15 minute intermission.

1st: Island of Lost Souls (dir. Erle C. Kenton/1932)
Starring: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Bela Lugosi.

A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked man (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there.

This touchstone of movie terror, directed by Erle C. Kenton, features expressionistic photography by Karl Struss, groundbreaking makeup effects that have inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and the legendary Bela Lugosi in one of his most gruesome roles.

2nd: Carnival of Souls (dir. Herk Harvey/1962)
Starring: Candace Helligoss, Sidney Berger, Frances Feist.

A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion.

Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau” - and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

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