2A Films Present Tod Browning’s The Devil-Doll in 35mm
Rep cinema in London is a reason to live. As well as pals Badlands Collective, awesome horror mavens The Final Girls and cult cinema dude Cigarette Burns, 2A Films are on the scene with a declared remit to screen ‘lesser-known and lesser-seen gems to the big screen in London’.
2A Films’ next screening is Tod Browning’s The Devil-Doll (1936)— in glorious 35mm!
The director of such classics as The Unholy Three (1925), The Unknown (1927) Dracula (1931) and Freaks (1932) did more to establish cinema of the macabre than anybody else in the silent era. Tod Browning is Mr. Early American Horror. Dracula was the first supernatural-themed talkie and became iconic. Freaks, is follow-up, went down like a lead balloon with audiences, MGM disowned it and Browning’s career never really recovered. Co-written by none other than Erich von Stroheim and Dracula’s Garrett Fort, the film stars Lionel Barrymore (Mr Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life) as a Devil’s Island prisoner using miniature humans to exact deadly revenge against those that done him wrong.
The Devil-Doll will screen at Genesis Cinema in the East End on 6 April. Tickets are on sale soon.
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