BLACKENSTEIN

William A. Levey, USA, 1973, Xenon Pictures, Horror

“From the gory aftermaths of ripped flesh to the exterior shots of Dr. Stein's statuesque mansion sy night, this movie looks great!!” — Hollie Horror, LETTERBOXD

Experience Mary Shelly’s horror classic through a Vietnam-shattered, micro-budget, entrail-smothered lens! You may have heard of BLACKENSTEIN, but the real story is even more bizarre: In 1973, criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in Vietnam transformed into a rampaging monster by a mad scientist in Los Angeles. Almost a decade later, Saletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in a crime that remains debated – and unsolved – to this day. John Hart (TV’s “The Lone Ranger”), 1940s Hollywood starlet Andrea King (THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS) and even former mob moll/stripper Liz Renay (DESPERATE LIVING) star in this jaw-dropper, restored for the first time ever!

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Details

  • 87 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP

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