​Creatures-Con presents

The Universal Monster Party! 

90 Years of Universal Monsters.

Saturday, August 7th at The Orinda Theatre, Orinda Ca.

11am to 5pm

 

In 1931 the horror genre was changed forever when Universal Studios unleashed two seminal features on the unsuspecting public. 

"Dracula" starring the great Bela Lugosi on February 14th and "Frankenstein" starring the uncanny Boris Karloff on November 21st.

These two classics began a series of monster movies that spanned decades including "The Mummy," "The Invisible Man," "The Wolf Man," "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" and many more.

 

90 years later Creatures-Con celebrates the birth of the Universal Monsters with

The Universal Monster Party!

Hosted by Lord Blood-Rah!  

 

We'll be presenting on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen:

 "Dracula"  America's first great talking horror classic and the film that launched the career of the Dark Prince of Horror, Bela Lugosi.

 
"Frankenstein"  The breakthrough shocker about a man made monster so brilliantly portrayed by Boris Karloff.

 

"The Wolf Man"  Released in 1941, it's the film that revitalized the Universal Monster series and set it's star 

Lon Chaney Jr. on the road to horror stardom.

 

OUR SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE EVENT:

 

David J. Skal - Author of the must read work on our favorite genre

"THE MONSTER SHOW: A Cultural History of Horror" as well as

"DEATH MAKES A HOLIDAY: A Cultural History of Halloween" and many more.  Mr. Skal's documentaries, "The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster," "Monster By Moonlight:  The Immortal Saga of The Wolf Man" and more can be seen on Universal Studios DVD releases of the classic films.

monstershow.net

 

John Stanley - Journalist, Director, Author and host of the Bay Area's "Creature Features,"  Mr. Stanley's books include "I Was a TV Horror Host," "The Gang that Shot Up Hollywood" and the quintessential guide to genre film "John Stanley's Creature Features Movie Guide."  His DVD releases include "John Stanley on the Loose," "Star Trek:  The Roots of Khan" and many others.

stanleybooks.net

 

Plus Dealers, A Monster Silent Auction, Surprises and more!

 

AFTER THE EVENT don't miss the

"INNever Drink Wine Wine Party"

right next door at Cine Cuvee!

Come enjoy the blood of the grape with

David J. Skal, John Stanley and

Lord Blood-Rah!