IT’S ALIVE! is a new series that fixes its eerie eye on the classics of horror cinema: Universal Picture’s epic run of murderous and macabre movies. These films became international hits that brought into the collective consciousness a love of all things goth and grotesque.

In 1957, Screen Gems re-released these films to syndicated television, naming the collection Shock! and encouraging the use of local hosts for the broadcasts that, for over twenty years, became staples of late night and Saturday afternoon TV on local stations across North America. Sir Graves Ghastly, Elvira, Morgus, and scores of other ghoulish presenters introduced new generations to these old gems.

While COVID-19 has caused us to move our series to a virtual platform, it still lives on! Each month our very own Master of Ceremonies, Uncle Bloody Joe, will introduce brave Pickford patrons to some iconic monsters, from Bela Lugosi’s transfixing Dracula, to Claude Rain’s untethered Invisible Man. Join us, if you dare…


Uncle Bloody Joe introduces Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931) is available to rent from Film is Truth or streamable on a variety of platforms. Check out your streaming options and pick your favorite thanks to JustWatch



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