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Silent Films Out Loud - Halloween Edition

  • The Blanton Museum of Art 200 East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard Austin, TX 78712 (map)

Hosted by Silent Films Out Loud
Orchestra provided by Density512
Thursday, November 1st @7pm
The Blanton Museum of Art

Be prepared to scream as Silent Films Out Loud makes its grand return for a triple feature of terror. Two horror classics of the silver screen - 1910’s Frankenstein and 1928’s The Fall of the House of Usher - along with the lightly frightful Buster Keaton short Haunted House will come alive thanks to new scores from Austin based composers Jackie Myers, Bob Hoffnar, Dave Biller and Jean Hasse.

The Haunted House (1921)
directed by Buster Keaton and Edward Cline
Scored by Jackie Myers and Dave Biller

Buster the bank teller gets out of a sticky situation only to find himself in a house of horrors, chased by both police and counterfeiters, not to mention ghosts, headless ghouls, and the devil himself. 

Frankenstein (1910)
directed and written by J. Searle Dawley
Scored by Bob Hoffnar

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone.

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
directed by James Sibley Watson, Jr.
Scored by Jean Hasse

American avant-garde cinema arose in the 1920s when inspired amateurs schooled in other arts turned to film. The Fall of the House of Usher is the most renowned and technically accomplished work of these pioneers.

Earlier Event: October 28
Local Composer Presentation: David Adams
Later Event: December 16
Mad King