San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is your chance to see a killer double bill of macabre marionette movies on a big screen in an actual haunted marionette theater (before it possibly closes its doors forever). So, come out to the oldest continuously-operating puppet theater in the United States (while it lasts), for this rare spooky night-time event that tempts the spirits... if you dare.
In addition to a few surprises, special guests, and a LIVE marionette performance... The movies screened will be...
THE NARRATIVE OF VICTOR KARLOCH (2012, 15 mins.) is a Victorian ghost story puppet short film that utilizes 30 inch tall rod puppets, traditional shadow puppetry, rotoscope and rear projection to present the adventure of Victor Karloch, an alchemist, scholar, and ghost hunter, as he battles the supernatural forces of the Unknown.
BLUEBEARD (1944, 70 mins.) with its tagline "The most sinister love story ever told!" this cult classic (starring John Carradine) tells the tale of a 19th-century Parisian puppeteer/serial killer, who murders every woman he employs. This film is not only John Carradine's favorite movie, but it also a favorite of the legendary Bob Baker, who did the puppets and the puppetry seen in the film.
When & Where
Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles (GHOULA)
GHOST HUNTERS OF URBAN LOS ANGELES is a social club dedicated to the preservation of greater L.A.'s rich haunted history, and the promotion and celebration of this local lore through ghostly gatherings, events, and publications.