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Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Frankenstein' and 'Bride of Frankenstein' [Mov
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As October marches on, we inch ever closer to the Main Event, the night of ghosts and ghouls, monsters and the macabre: All Hallow's Eve. It is tradition in this greatest of months to spend the cool evenings cuddled up on the couch – or in the theater – with a scary movie. I, in fact, have plans to do just such a thing tonight. And tomorrow (Saturday): Baxter Avenue Theater has us covered.

Midnights at the Baxter presents a Frankenstein

double feature, which begins promptly at 10:00 (so not quite midnight) with the 1931 classic. Colin Clive stars as Henry Frankenstein, a doctor obsessed with life and death. After exhuming body parts from graves, he constructs a person and reanimates his creation, resulting in the Monster! Boris Karloff's monster has since become the standard depiction, with the trademark bolts on the side of the neck and weird haircut. It all started here.

Frankenstein

is followed by its 1935 sequel,

Bride of Frankenstein

. Colin Clive returns as Dr. Frankenstein, who has vowed to stop playing God after the disastrous results of his first attempt. However, his monster is lonely and wants him to construct a mate – a female monster for him to love. Frankenstein is hesitant, but finally agrees with the urging of his mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger).

It all starts at 10:00 on Saturday night. Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road, in Mid-City Mall. Further theater information and advance ticket sales can be found at the theater's website.

(In the meantime, I depart to you, dear reader, a suggestion of a truly dark and disturbing movie to give you nightmares in this chilly month: David Lynch's

Eraserhead

. Good luck.)

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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