• Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958)

Tonight marks the last program of Michael W. Phillips’s Shock Theater series, which has screened (from film!) a double feature of old-school horror every month since June. It’s an interesting project, taking movies long seen mainly in drive-ins or basements and reviving them in respectable, communal conditions. As seen from an archival print and on an old screen, the slapdash qualities of, say, Nightmare Castle or Beyond the Time Barrier, seem domestic or personable. In any context, these films are distinctly handmade where so much genre entertainment no longer is.