SCI-FI-LONDON: Royal Wedding All-Nighter Announced

Anyone else fed up of hearing about the Royal Wedding this year? Apart from getting the extra bank holiday, the one other benefit that I have found so far is that SCI-FI-LONDON will be doing a Royal Wedding All-Nighter at this year’s festival! So what can we expect at this night/morning of movies? Well only the most soppy and romantic films a geek could want of course:

BRIDE OF THE GORILLA (1951).

Starring Lon Chaney, Barbara Payton and Raymond Burr. The owner of a plantation in the jungle marries a beautiful woman. Shortly afterward, he is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla.

THE CORPSE VANISHES (1942).

Starring Bela Lugosi. A newspaper reporter begins to investigate after a series of brides die suddenly during their wedding. Her quest leads her to the secret of eternal youth and almost gets her killed.

I MARRIED A WITCH (1942).

Starring Veronica Lake and Fredric March. A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. Inspiration for the TV show Bewitched!

BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955)

Bela Lugosi in his finest role… well ok, it is an Ed Wood film, so it will be a bit silly. Dr. Varnoff captures men for his experiment: to turn them into supermen using atomic energy. Newspaperwoman Lawton gets too snoopy for her own good.

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935).

Starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.

What more could you want to take your mind of Prince William, but Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester? Although I’ve got to say, I’ve never seen Bride of a Gorilla, but the title alone has already made my day. Add the fact that the beautiful Barbara Payton is in it, then it is a guaranteed winner for me!

The Royal Wedding All-Nighter starts with at 11pm on April 28 with a glass of bucks fizz and goes on…well…all night. It is at the Apollo Cinema at Picadilly Circus and tickets cost £35.

Source: SCI-FI-LONDON, http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2011/programme/all-nighter/royal-wedding-all-nighter

GS Reporter: George

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