This week has some really exciting movie events in store, all of our bay area theatres are on top of their games! The Alamo Drafthouse is screening an sneak preview of Don't Breathe this Wednesday (with a handful of tickets still available!), and the Castro Theatre is ending the week with the ultimate double feature of Halloween and It Follows. Read on to find out more.
Early Screening for Victory Members
Wednesday 17th @ 5pm (1hr 28min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong."
Playing all weekend (1hr 29min)
Action/ Thriller (Google)
"An ex-convict (Mel Gibson) battles Mexican drug dealers who are trying to kill his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty)."
Tuesday 16th @ 10pm (1hr 32min)
Thriller / Horror (Google)
"Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where -- with the help of its quirky residents -- he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key."
Wednesday 17th @ 10:30pm (1hr 30min)
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.
I Wake Up Dreaming
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Wednesday 17th @ 6pm & 9:45pm (1hr 19min)
Drama/ Noir/ Thriller (IMDB)
"In New York, Sheila Bennet (Evelyn Keyes) and her spouse, Matt Krane (Charles Korvin), are trying to unload a trove of rare jewels they smuggled into America from Cuba, but the police are hot on the couple's trail. Meanwhile, government officials begin a desperate search for an unknown individual who is infecting the city with smallpox. When the cops discover that Sheila has the virus, they team up to find and quarantine her as she continues to unwittingly pass her sickness on to others."
BLIND ALLEY, a 12 minute film noir narrative short written and directed by I Wake Up Dreaming founder and curator Elliot Lavine in 1981. The film stars Greg Pace and Ron Gregoire. It tells the dark tale of ghostly revenge among killers and crooks. Blind Alley will play immediately before the 8:00 screeing of 99 River Street. Original source: 16mm b/w film; shown on HD blu-ray.
99 River Street (1953)
Wednesday 17th @ 8pm (1hr 23min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"Cab driver and ex-boxer Ernie (John Payne) discovers his wife Pauline (Peggie Castle) has been cheating on him. Ernie is approached by actress friend Linda (Evelyn Keyes), who says that she needs his help because she killed a man during an audition. After rushing to the theater, Ernie discovers that Linda's desperate tale was the audition. As if that humiliation isn't enough, Ernie is then framed for Pauline's murder by her lover, jewel thief Victor Rawlins (Brad Dexter)."
Friday 19th @ 7:30pm (1hr 31min)
Slasher/ Thriller (Google)
"On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill."
It Follows (2014)
Friday 19th @ 9:15pm (1hr 40min)
Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter."
Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th @ 9pm (1hr 58min)
Thursday 18th @ 9:15pm
Action/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan."
Starts Friday 19th @ 7pm (1hr 12min)
"Single mom Xela, artist Andi, and newcomer Evie are members of Ovarian Psycos -- an unapologetic bicycle crew of young, Latina misfits from Eastside Los Angeles. By the light of the full moon they ride the streets together, seeking sisterhood as protection from the violence in their neighborhoods and broken homes."