Frankenstein & Dracula: Film Screening of Vampyr, with Live Score by Not-So-Silent Cinema
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science, 2017, view of digital interactives. Photo courtesy of Bluecadet.
From neuroscience and blood transfusions to hypnotism and phonograph recordings, Stoker’s Dracula is as much a chronicle of scientific, medical, and technological advances as it is the tale of the monster that threatens it all. Courtesy of The Rosenbach.
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science, 2017, installation view. Photo by Kelly & Mass Photography.
In conjunction with the Rosenbach’s Center-funded exhibition Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science, the Mütter Museum presents a screening of the iconic silent horror film Vampyr (1932), accompanied by a live score by Not-So-Silent Cinema.
The film will be preceded by a short lecture by Linda Lee, folklorist and co-curator of the exhibition Poisoned Sleep: Frankenstein and Sleep Paralysis, presented in tandem with the Rosenbach exhibition. Lee will speak about the folklore surrounding the creatures we know as vampires, and the medical conditions that may have contributed to their enduring allure as figures of the night.