Knott House Museum and Tallahassee’s Film Society presented movie buffs and Halloween enthusiasts to a spooky screening of Robert Louis Stevenson’s’ Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Before the viewing began film critic and Internet reviewer Eric “ERod” Rodriguez gave a brief history on the film and touched on the cinematography and the uniqueness of this particular adaptation.
“I chose this film because its origins are directly tied to the classic Dracula, which was last years screening,” Rodriguez said. “It’s the first adaptation to have sound and is the first film to open with one of the greatest views ever. When Frederic March looks in the mirror and you don’t see the camera in the background. It was genius.”
Amanda Perez, a Knott House Museum educator, said she was excited for this viewing.
“This is my first time watching the film so I’m excited,” said Perez. “And the setting puts the icing on the cake. I love being shoulder to shoulder in quaint environment. I think it’s the appropriate way to watch a movie.”
The third annual film event was shown in the Knott House Courtyard, which is made for a very intimate setting. The event also provides many other events for the community such as guided tours of the House. Tours are available Wednesday through Friday, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Lauren Back, a Tallahassee resident, said that she enjoys herself every time she comes to these screenings.
“My husband and our friends have been coming to the screenings every year now,” said Back. “It’s a nice little outing to enjoy, just to get out of the house you know, and the film choices are always unique. I definitely recommend anyone to come out and try something a little different.”