Perfectly Frank
by Bill DeLapp - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The Frankenstein monster takes center stage

The Frankenstein monster takes center stage for a trio of old-school horror flicks that will run on separate Shocktober evenings to prepare viewers for Halloween. First up is the double bill of the 1931 Universal classics Frankenstein (starring a neck-bolted Boris Karloff) and Dracula (with Bela Lugosi as the famed sawtooth), to be presented in 35mm prints on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2:30 and 7 p.m., at Rome’s Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St. The 7 p.m. screenings also feature a live-onstage spook show hosted by “The Ghostmaster.” Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children under 12; call 337-6453. Also on Saturday, the “Brew & View” film series at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., continues with a 35mm screening of the 1943 Universal monster rally Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, which pairs Lugosi with Lon Chaney Jr. The campy musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows at midnight. Admission is $10; dial 436-4723. And the 1948 comedy classic Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (pictured) offers horror hilarity with Bud and Lou and Bela and Lon, to be presented on Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., by the Syracuse Cinephile Society at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 680 N. Clinton St. Admission is $3.50, with a dinner menu available; call 475-1807 for details.