Past Gothique seasons 1 to 9

Gothique programmes 1966 – 1974

 

Compiled by Dave Simpson

 

The society has not maintained an ‘official’ record of everything that has been shown over the years. However, from the programme booklets, Robin’s recollections, information from long-standing member Alan Kibble and my own notes (I’ve been a member since Season 6 [1971-72]) I’ve been able to reconstruct most of the programmes. However, there are still a few gaps. These are shown in red I would be very grateful to hear from anyone who can help with any of them.

 

I can be contacted at david.simpson399@btinternet.com or see me on the front row at the meetings!

 

 

Season 9  1974 – 1975

 

Friday 18 October 1974

THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD (1940)

 

Friday 15 November 1974

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) [replaced RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)]

GAME OF DEATH (1945)

 

Friday 6 December 1974

BEHIND THE MASK (1932)

THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK (1941)

 

Friday 3 January 1975

William K. Everson presents:

THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)

SHE (1935)

 

Friday 17 January 1975

THE TUNNEL (1935)

BLOOD OF FRANKENSTEIN (1971)

 

Friday 31 January 1975

THEATRE OF DEATH (1967)

NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (1973)

 

Friday 14 March 1975

THE ROAD TO MANDALAY (1926) presented by Basil Copper and Andrew Gledhill.  Supporting programme included THE MYSTERY OF THE LONE CASTLE (1926)

 

Friday 4 April 1975

THE BLACK ROOM (1935)

THE BISHOP MURDER CASE (1930)

 

Friday 25 April 1975

RETURN FROM THE PAST (1967)

INCENSE FOR THE DAMNED (1972)

 

 

 

Season 8  1973 – 1974

 

Friday 12 October 1973

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967)

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)

 

Friday 2 November 1973

THE DARK INTRUDER (1965)

GRIP OF THE STRANGLER (1958)

 

Friday 23 November 1973

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

 

Friday 28 December 1973

William K. Everson presents:

THE GORILLA (1939)

THE MAGICIAN (1926)

 

Friday 11 January 1974

THE WOLFMAN (1966)

WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935)

 

Friday 25 January 1974

BLACK SUNDAY (1960)

BLACK SABBATH (1963)

 

Friday 8 February 1974

BELPHEGOR – PHANTOM OF THE LOUVRE (1927)

presented by Basil Copper (author of ‘The Vampire’) and David Edwards

with piano accompaniment by Alan Ramsey

 

Friday 15 March 1974

THE MUMMY’S CURSE (1944)

THE RETURN OF DOCTOR X (1939)

 

Friday 5 April 1974

MURDER CLINIC (1966)

FLASH GORDON’S TRIP TO MARS (1938) [replaced TOPPER RETURNS (1941)]

 

 

 

Season 7  1972 – 1973

 

Friday 13 October 1972

BREWSTER MCCLOUD (1970)

plus presentation by Barrie Pattison “Horror Movie Favourites” which included:

An excerpt from a Flash Gordon serial

Two episodes from SHADOWS OF CHINATOWN (1936, also released in 1942 as THE YELLOW PHANTOM) 11: ‘Thundering Doom’ and 12: ‘Invisible Gas’.

 

Friday 17 November 1972

COUNT DRACULA (1970)

ONE FATAL HOUR (1936)

 

Friday 8 December 1972

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

THE WINDOW (1949)

 

Friday 29 December 1972

William K. Everson evening:

THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)

THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936)

 

Friday 12 January 1973

MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932)

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 26 January 1973

DR G AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965)

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

 

Friday 9 February 1973

BEDLAM (1946)

STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940)

 

Friday 30 March 1973

THE UNKNOWN (1927)

FAUST (1926)

THE MYSTERY OF THE LONE CASTLE (1926) Extract only; the full film was shown on 14 March 1975.

 

Friday 13 April 1973

NIGHT MONSTER (1942)

THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)

 

Friday 27 April 1973

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)

THE LOST WORLD (1925)

 

 

 

Season 6  1971 – 1972

 

Friday 8 October 1971

THE LOVED ONE (1965)

 

Friday 12 November 1971

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1932) [replaced DARK EYES OF LONDON – shown on 14 April]

THE RAVEN (1935)

 

Friday 30 December 1971

William K. Everson evening:

THE PENALTY (1920)

MAD LOVE (1935)

 

Friday 14 January 1972

THE BAD SEED (1956)

 

Friday 11 February 1972

CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1958)

CITY OF THE DEAD (1960)

 

Friday 10 March 1972

9.5mm presentation by Basil Copper:

THE UNHOLY THREE (1925)

SUBMARINE COMMAND (1951)

THE HAUNTED HONEYMOON (1925/short)

THREE CUCKOO CLOCKS (Cartoon?)

SKELETON DANCE (1929/Disney cartoon)

“THE HAUNTED HOUSE/LA MAISON HAUTE (HAROLD LLOYD)” [According to my notes, but I cannot trace this film]

 

Tuesday 28 March 1972

DANIEL AND THE DEVIL (1941)

INVISIBLE AGENT (1942)

 

Friday 14 April 1972

DARK EYES OF LONDON (1939)

THE MUMMY’S HAND (1940)

 

Thursday 27 April 1972

TARGETS (1968)

THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963)

 

In addition to the main programme, four additional shows were planned, 9.5mm screenings to be held in a small downstairs room at Holborn Library. In the event, the show which would have included Chaney’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA did not go ahead (the film was eventually screened on 27 April 1973) but the three that did go ahead were:

 

Friday 30 December 1971

JUGGERNAUT (1936)

 

Friday 28 January 1972

THE BLACK ROOM (1935)

THE STOLEN CRIME (1956/”Colonel March of Scotland Yard”)

Plus Castle Films cut-downs:

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)

 

Friday 24 March 1972 (originally scheduled for Friday 25 February)

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

plus “a compilation film about Universal monsters” (Could this have been MONSTERS WE’VE KNOWN AND LOVED?)

 

 

 

Season 5  1970 – 1971

 

Friday 2 October 1970

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943)

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

 

Friday 6 November 1970

WALKING DEAD (1936)

BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (1946)

 

Friday 4 December 1970

LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946) plus supporting programme of (unknown) short films

 

Friday 1 January 1971

William K. Everson presents :

THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)

CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932).

 

Friday 29 January 1971

SUPERNATURAL (1933)

MURDER BY THE CLOCK (1931)

 

Friday 26 February 1971

TOPPER (1937)

CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)

 

Friday 5 March 1971

THE UNSEEN (1945)

AMONG THE LIVING (1941)

 

Friday 2 April 1971

“An Evening of Horror”

Film(s) not known

 

Friday 30 April 1971

PYRO/THE WHEEL OF FIRE (1964)

SHADOWS (1922)

 

 

 

Season 4  1969 – 1970

 

Friday 3 October 1969

THE MUMMY (1932)

THE WOLFMAN (1943)

 

Friday 7 November 1969

MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES (1957)

 

Friday 5 December 1969

Lecture by Philip Jenkinson

 

Thursday 1 January 1970

The first of many great shows by the famous American based British film historian – William K Everson presents:

THE GHOUL (1933/First UK screening for many years)

DOCTOR X (1931)

 

Friday 30 January 1970

DRACULA’S DAUGHTER (1936)

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

 

Friday 27 February 1970

INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940)

THE BRIGHTON STRANGLER (1945)

 

Friday 6 March 1970

NOSFERATU (1922)

 

Friday 24 April 1970

“Thrills and Fantasy”: Lecture by film collector (and editor/director) Ray Selfe

 

Friday 5 June 1970

THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU (1942)

FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

 

Friday 19 June 1970

THE BLACK CAT (1934)

OLD MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE (1952)

 

 

 

Season 3  1968 – 1969

 

Friday 11 October 1968

THE MUMMY’S TOMB (1942)

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

 

Friday 8 November 1968

DESTINATION INNER SPACE (1966)

A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

 

Friday 13 December 1968

Lecture: Philip Jenkinson on Horror/Fantasy

 

Friday 24 January 1969

THE MAGIC SWORD (1962)

BABES IN TOYLAND (1934)

 

Friday 21 February 1969

Illustrated lecture by Leslie Halliwell plus

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

 

Friday 14 March 1969

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (1935)

 

Friday 21 March 1969

Lecture: John Ramsey Campbell on ‘The Uses of Horror’

SANG DE BETES (1949) to upset people!

 

Friday 28 March 1969

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1949)

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 25 April 1969

“An Evening of Horror: Two surprise features”

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1943)

Second feature not known

 

Friday 6 June 1969

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

MARKHEIM (1959)

 

Friday 27 June 1969

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)

THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)

 

 

 

Season 2  1967 – 1968

 

Friday 13 October 1967

CAT PEOPLE (1942)

STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP (1946)

 

Friday 10 November 1967

GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)

THE LIVING DEAD (1934)

 

Friday 8 December 1967

SEVEN FACES OF DR LAO (1964)

THE TERROR IN TEAKWOOD (1961/”Thriller”)

 

Friday 12 January 1968

FIRST MAN INTO SPACE (1959)

THE TWO MRS CARROLLS (1947)

 

Friday 9 February 1968

THE CRIME OF DR CRESPI (1935)

THE APE (1940)

THE TELL-TALE HEART (1953/short)

 

Friday 8 March 1968

THE RAVEN (1935)

TORTURE SHIP (1939)

NOSFERATU (1921/extract)

 

Friday 19 April 1968 [show postponed to 21 June]

 

Friday 31 May 1968

MAN IN THE ATTIC (1953)

THE CREEPER (1948)

 

Friday 21 June 1968

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939)

THE NIGHT COMES TOO SOON (1947)

 

 

 

Season 1  1966 – 1967

 

The initial meetings were held at the London School of Film Technique (now the London Film School). After, it is thought, four shows there, the Gothique moved, possibly from the February 1967 show, to the larger hall at Holborn Library.

 

Saturday 17 September 1966

SON OF KONG (1933)

 

Friday 14 October 1966

THEM (1954)

BEDLAM/CHAMBER OF HORRORS (1946)

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935/extract)

 

Friday 18 November 1966

M (1931)

STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940)

 

Friday 30 December 1966

FREAKS (1932)

DR CYCLOPS (1940)

 

Friday 17 February 1967

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE (1941)

UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)

LABYRINTH (1959)

 

Tuesday 28 February 1967

BLUEBEARD (1944)

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)

 

Friday 10 March 1967

LADY IN THE LAKE (1947)

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

 

Friday 7 April 1967

DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)

THE MAD GHOUL (1943)

 

Friday 5 May 1967

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

MAN AND HIS MATE [ONE MILLION B.C.] (1940) [replaced THE APE (1940) – shown on 9 February 1968]

 

Friday 9 June 1967

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951)

DRACULA (1931) [replaced THE CRIME OF DR. CRESPI (1935) – shown on 9 February 1968]