Happy Friday everyone! This is a strangely light weekend for horror screenings, but there is still a lot going on. A couple of the Landmark theatres have some interesting movies playing, and the San Francisco Documentary Fest has officially begun. I picked out a couple of highlights for this weekend. And The Impostor has a highlights from the VOD titles that are being released today as well.
This weekend is also the San Jose Super Toy Show, with special guests Alex Vincent (Child's Play) and David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London). Get there early, get some autographs and action figures, and be back in the city for some movies. Sounds like a plan!
The Fallen Idol (1948)
Drama/ Film Noir/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy."
Friday 3rd @ 11:55pm (1hr 58 min)
Saturday 4th @ 11:55pm
Fantasy/ Science Fiction (Google)
"A princess learns the truth about a toxic forest and battles an evil ruler's plans to destroy it."
Saturday 4th @ 915pm (1hr 18min)
Documentary/ Biography/ Crime (IMDB)
"South Bureau Homicide, set in South Los Angeles, explores the unsung bond created by the homicide detectives of LAPD and the local community's anti-violent-crime activists who together investigate and cope with the persistent menace of homicidal violence that plagues a disproportionately small part of LA."
Sunday 5th @ 9:16pm (1hr 28min)
"The film focuses on how future technology could significantly change the two 'inevitable' features of the human experience; punching the clock and fading away. It explores how advanced automation, AI and technological singularity could be achievable in the next 30 years. How job obsolescence and technological unemployment could consequently occur and how digital immortality may not be a thing of science fiction. But what are the socio-political repercussions of these innovations and are we ready for them? Does working less mean living more and is ending ageing incumbent on us? - 17 international scientists, engineers and academics all come together to share their thoughts on whether or not these future advancements will advance us"
Friday 3rd @ 8pm (1hr 50min)
"A documentary about fans of The Rocky Horror picture show. This documentary shows you why some people started getting into this cult movie, why they stayed involved and how it changes their lives."
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to -- a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country's endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim."
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"After a tragic accident Grace is lost and alone in the Smoky Mountains. Grace's struggle for survival is made more complicated by her troubled past. Battling the demons in her mind may be the only way to come out alive."