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STOP-MOTION MONSTERS

OCTOBER AT THE TRYLON

Stop-motion animation is as intertwined with film history as movie monsters are with the human psyche. Glimpse the rise and fall of stop-motion special effects in the 20th century, and honor the painstaking frame-by-frame performances that once gave life to our greatest fears.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Sun, October 6

KING KONG

(1933, DCP, 100m) dir Merian C. Cooper, animated by Willis O’Brien w/Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot. This tale of a foolhardy film crew that kidnaps a gargantuan gorilla and then sets it loose on New York is perhaps the greatest monster movie of all. SUN 3:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, October 13

THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

(1953, 35mm, 80m) dir Eugène Lourié, animated by Ray Harryhausen w/Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway. Freshly thawed from Arctic ice by nuclear testing, a massive amphibious dinosaur spells doom for the denizens of New York. This film, the first to conjure up a nuclear-spawned behemoth, directly inspired the appearance of Godzilla the following year. SUN 3:00 MON/TUES 7:00 8:45

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Starts Sun, October 20

THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD

(1958, DCP, 88m) dir Nathan Juran, animated by Ray Harryhausen w/Kerwin Matthews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher. A sinister magician (Thatcher) ignites conflict between two kingdoms when he shrinks Sinbad’s bride to be. To cure Princess Parisa (Grant) and restore peace, Sinbad (Matthews) must journey to the island of Colossa and confront a host of terrible creatures. SUN 3:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, October 27

PIRANHA

(1978, DCP, 94m) dir Joe Dante, animated by Phil Tippett w/Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy. Two misfits accidentally unleash the flesh-eating specimens of a defunct military program, Operation: Razorteeth, at a popular river resort. In a race against time, and fish, they rush to undo their deadly blunder. SUN 3:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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