St. Louis Legends Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead in THE BAT this Thursday at Schlafly Bottleworks
THE BAT (1959) starring St. Louis Legends Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead screens Thursday March 14th at 7:00pm at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue Maplewood, MO 63143). The film will be hosted by We Are Movie Geeks own Tom Stockman. A Facebook invite for the event can be found HERE.
A remake of a 1926 silent movie, THE BAT stars St. Louis-born legends Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead. Ms Moorehead plays Cornelia Van Gorder, a mystery writer staying at a remote mansion with her loyal assistant. A notorious prowler who is looking for some loot soon terrorizes the women. (He’s called the “Bat” because of his mask and clawed gloves that he uses to kill his victims with.) Meanwhile, a million dollars worth of assets has been stolen from a local bank by its manager, who confides in his doctor, Malclom Wells (Price). Wells then promptly kills the manager with the intentions of keeping the loot for himself. At its basic core, THE BAT seems like a slasher film: a group of people are gathered into a house and are systematically picked off by a vicious stalker that’s hiding within the house
THE BAT is great fun. You can never go wrong with Price, who is dapper and charming, and Moorehead, who is is elegant and campy. There’s also a great supporting cast and a variety of gimmicky touches. Don’t miss it this Thursday night at Schlafly Bottleworks.
“Culture Shock” is the name of a film series here in St. Louis that is the cornerstone project of a social enterprise that is an ongoing source of support for Helping Kids Together(http://www.helpingkidstogether.com/) a St. Louis based social enterprise dedicated to building cultural diversity and social awareness among young people through the arts and active living.
The films featured for “Culture Shock” demonstrate an artistic representation of culture shock materialized through mixed genre and budgets spanning music, film and theater. Through ‘A Film Series’ working relationship with Schlafly Bottleworks, they seek to provide film lovers with an offbeat mix of dinner and a movie opportunities.