The next movie on our Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movies
list is Young Frankenstein
, the 1974 Spooky comedy directed by Mel Brooks starring Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, and Gene Hackman. Young Frankenstein
is a great selection for your community Halloween Outdoor Movie event, and will bring back nostalgic memories for those of older generations. Here is the original trailer for the film:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) is a respected professor at a medical school, and is engaged to a woman named Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). He always insists, when anyone brings up his late grandfather, that his name be pronounced "Fronk'-en-steen". Frankenstein soon learns that he has inherited the estate of his family in Transylvania, and travels there to claim his property. Upon arrival he meets his new lab assistant Inga (Teri Garr), and the estate's servants Frau BlГјcher (Cloris Leachman) and Igor (Marty Feldman). Later, Dr. Frankenstein reads his grandfather's journals and is inspired to continue his experiments in reanimating the dead.
After exhuming the body of a dead criminal, he puts Igor to the task of obtaining the brain of a famous dead scientist. But things don't go as planned, and instead he returns with a brain labeled "Do Not Use This Brain! Abnormal". Dr. Frankenstein is successful in breathing life into his creation of body and mind, but his experiment quickly gets out of control with his new creature experiencing the world in innocent yet destructive ways. Young Frankenstein
is a great selection for your Halloween Outdoor Movie celebration, whether you're at home with your backyard cinema equipment
, or at your local park with the rest of your community enjoying the film on the big screen with your Cinebox Elite system
! This film is great for all ages, but may not be entertaining for young children.
This classic film presents some great opportunities to engage with your community during the Halloween season, and to make their experience memorable and exciting. Why not have your MC dress up as Dr. Frankenstein himself, with a white lab coat and crazy hair? You could also host your annual costume contest, with a Transylvania inspired theme!
If anyone has screened Young Frankenstein
as an outdoor movie this year, or in the past, share your story by posting to the comments section below! We'd love to hear how the event turned out!