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The First Horror Movies

October 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Join film historian and musicologist Galen Wilkes to meet some of the classic horror characters – Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Dorian Gray – as they were first depicted on screen.

October 24, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Pasadena Museum of History


Horror movies go back to the birth of the movie industry with some of the very first films in the genre dating back to 1896. These films also featured the first special effects, which became standard in many horror films for the next 50 years. Join film historian and musicologist Galen Wilkes to meet some of the classic horror characters – FrankensteinDr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Dorian Gray – as they were first depicted on screen. You’ll also see some of the genre’s very first special effects and learn how they were created.

Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm; PMH Galleries will be open for viewing at 6:00 pm.

Space is limited; advance reservations required.

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Image: Charles Ogle as Frankenstein’s Monster in Frankenstein, 1910.

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