The Egyptian Theatre will host a special double feature to correspond with the release of Steven Peros and Barry Orkin’s new graphic novel, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn. (Read more about the project here). The evening’s double-header consists of Hammer’s Horror of Dracula, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and George Pal’s The Time Machine, starring Rod Taylor — both on 35mm. Peros and Orkin will sign copies of their graphic novel in the lobby an hour before showtime, and will appear in discussion between films. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) Nathaniel Bell

The early morning movie event known as the “Secret Movie Club” offers a truly “alive” double feature sure start an electric day. Frankenstein and Bride Of Frankenstein will be screened as part of the “Festival of Horror” series. Released in 1931 and 1935, respectively, both via Universal, and both directed by James Whale, the films will be shown in glorious 35mm. Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive, Silver Lake. Sat., Oct. 26; —Lina Lecaro

Actress, writer and Turner Classic Movies’ Illeana Douglas hosts her popular podcast The Film Scene (with co-host Jeff Graham), live on stage during the Alex Theatre’s special Halloween Classics-themed double feature highlighting Boris Karloff. She’ll be joined by Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff to discuss their fearsome forefathers’ works and impact. Films screened include The Dark Old House (1932) with Karloff, Melvyn, and Charles Laughton, and the much beloved Edgar Allen Poe-inspired The Raven (1935) with Karloff and Lugosi, starring as a fugitive murderer and mad surgeon, respectively. Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale;Sun., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; $17 (discounts for Alex Film Society and Glendales Arts members). (818) 243-ALEX, Lina Lecaro

John Carpenter’s 1998 horror film Vampires is actually a Western, with the title creatures filling in for evil gunslingers and the “slayers” (led by James Woods) doubling as the law. Shot in New Mexico, this underrated genre blender will be screened in 35mm at The Autry, with an introduction by Brad Sykes, filmmaker and author of Terror in the Desert: Dark Cinema of the American Southwest. Tickets are free with museum admission. The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park; Sun., Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.; Free with museum admission. (323) 667-2000, —Nathaniel Bell

Cinema Phantasmagoria’s from Street Food Cinema has some good ghoulishness remaining for Halloween including Shaun of the Dead, Beetlejuice, The Conjuring, Sleepy Hollow and The Nightmare Before Christmas at DTLA’s Million Dollar Theater also featuring “sinister ushers” and an undead master of ceremonies, plus cocktails and food.  Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, downtown. —Lina Lecaro


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