Country of Origin: USA
A very rare 35mm presentation of Edgar G. Ulmer’s film BLUEBEARD from 1944! Horror icon John Carradine stars as Gaston Morrell, a puppeteer and puppet artist with a penchant for strangulation! Little do the people of Paris know that he is the infamous serial killer the papers call Bluebeard! Part noir, part arthouse, all terror!
This screening includes a panel on the life of director Edgar G. Ulmer (The Black Cat, Detour). Ulmer’s amazing daughter Arianne Ulmer Cipes, as well as his biographer Noah Isenberg will join us to discuss the life and work of this artist, whose work is finally enjoying a bit of a renaissance of appreciation.
Part of Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival of San Diego‘s full line-up! Get Full Festival Passes or single screening tickets HERE!
The Grapes of Wrath, House of Frankenstein, The Howling
The Gunfighter, The Ghost Goes West
Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Director Bio:I don’t want to ruin the great panel we have by giving too much away in this director bio. Let’s just say that Edgar G. Ulmer, who has come to be known as the “King of B-Movies,” was a director of unique vision who applied the skills he learned in Eastern Europe to some extremely low budget films following his one and only studio picture The Black Cat. In a real way, Edgar G. Ulmer can be called the pioneer of what we now love as independent films. And boy did he make a lot of them in a startling variety of genres. I want to tell you more. YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE! Join our panel and screening on September 13th!