Tuesday 21 January 2014 8pm @ The Lord Palmerston
"If Mel Brooks has a masterpiece it’s this homage to the Universal horror movies of the 1930s and 40s." - Josh Larsen, Filmspotting
We are delighted to be part of this year’s LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, which lightens up the capital during the most miserable month of the year. The week before the main festival kicks off at the BFI and other London cinemas, we’re showing Mel Brooks’ affectionate parody of classic Hollywood horror, Young Frankenstein, as the film celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014.
Gene Wilder, who co-wrote the script with Brooks, plays Dr Frederick Frankenstein, who after years of living down the family reputation, inherits his grandfather's castle and repeats the infamous experiments.
The film winks and nods to the Boris Karloff classics of the 1930s but overflows with all the silliness you’d expect from an A-grade Mel Brooks movie.
A superb supporting cast includes Peter Boyle playing the Monster and Marty Feldman as a bug-eyed servant; Teri Garr is the doctor’s lovely assistant while Madeline Kahn plays Wilder’s uptight fiance - all of whom are upstaged by a magnificent cameo from Gene Hackman.
Young Frankenstein is a must-see and quite rightly appears regularly on lists of the funniest movies ever made.
LOCO The London Comedy Film Festival runs from 23 - 26 January. Full details and ticket booking via the LOCO website.