Halloween Film Screening: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), with live soundtrack by Wormwood

October 28, 2021 at 7:00pm

Looking for Halloween frights from the safety of home this season?

Join us for a community-wide Zoom screening of the classic silent horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), directed by John S. Robertson and starring John Barrymore, with an original musical soundtrack created by London's own electroacoustic duo Wormwood.

28 October 2021, 7pm - 9 pm
This event is free to all who register!

Words Festival and Museum London are pleased to partner with Western Film Studies to bring you one of the classics of horror.

Our screening will begin with an introduction by Western English and Film Studies professor Christopher Keep on the 100-year history of the film and its iconic place in horror!

Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the film stars John Barrymore in one of his finest performances as the civilized Dr. Henry Jekyll and his evil alter ego, and features Barrymore’s bravura transformations into Mr. Edward Hyde. The film tells the story of the doctor’s discovery of an experimental drug that separates the good from the evil in a person and follows his tragic decision to live a double life. Dark lab experiments, evil potions, and hideous transformations in Victorian London come together in this American silent horror classic.

Register on Zoom free!