Although best known for his role as Frankenstein's monster, Boris Karloff - born William Henry Pratt - established himself as an all-rounder in horror films. Several of the films will be shown as double-bills. There will also be a special-effects workshop for youngsters, where they can learn all the tricks of the horror trade and create their own film monster.
The Old Dark House and The Raven
The Black Cat
(Country: US; Year: 1934; Director: Edgar G Ulmer; Writer: Peter Buric, Edgar G Ulmer based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe; Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Jacqueline Wells, Lucille Lund)
A couple of newlyweds find themselves trapped in a spooky Hungarian mansion after a car crash.
(Country: US; Year: 1931; Director: James Whale; Writer: Mary Shelley, Peggy Webling, John L Balderston, Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, Robert Florey, John Russell; Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Dwight Frye, Lionel Belmore, Marilyn Harris, Ted Billings)
Classic rendering of the story of the mad scientist who wants to create life.
(Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: Karl Freund; Writer: Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, John L Balderston; Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan, Bramwell Fletcher, Noble Johnson, Kathryn Byron, Leonard Mudie, James Crane)
Archaeologists get more than they bargained for when they resurrect a mummy.
The Old Dark House
(Country: US; Year: 1932; Director: James Whale; Writer: Benn W Levy, RC Sherriff, based on the play by JB Priestly; Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Gloria Stuart, Elspeth Dudgeon, Brember Wills)
A couple run into trouble after they are stranded by a storm.
(Country: US; Year: 1935; Director: Lew Landers; Writer: David Boehm, based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe; Stars: Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, Maidel Turner)
An evil surgeon becomes obsessed with a woman he saves and plots to keep her as his own.