Duration: 78 Director: Robert Wise

Dr. Toddy MacFarlane (Henry Daniell) needs cadavers for his medical experiments, ultimately intended to treat a young disabled girl. However, they are not easy to come by, so he enlists the help of taxi driver John Gray (Boris Karloff) and his assistant, Joseph (Bela Lugosi), to unearth bodies from the cemetery. When Donald (Russell Wade), Dr. MacFarlane’s assistant, recognizes one of the corpses Gray delivers, the true source of the bodies is called into question.

The Body Snatcher is screening in 35mm as part of our special event: WEEKEND AT BORIS’. See Son of Frankenstein & The Body Snatcher in 35mm, plus the New England premiere of KING OF THE KONGO (1929), the first sound serial! It features Boris Karloff as the main villain, two years before he gained fame portraying the Frankenstein monster. The film was painstakingly restored by historian Eric Grayson who will introduce the film. We will also be joined by Boris Karloff’s daughter Sara who will be on hand to answer questions and sign memorabilia.

Buy a Karloff FULL PASS for $40 ($36 for members) or you can buy individual tickets to each screening.

THE BODY SNATCHER in 35mm Tickets