Monday, October 31, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Sisters, Heavy Metal, Another Hole in the Head (Week 2)

First off, Happy Halloween all you bay area horror nerds! It may be a Monday, but it's still the greatest holiday of the year. So let's celebrate with some horror!
Earlier today, Lord Battle divulged his Top 5 Halloween horror recommendations (find them here) but if you'd rather go out, Another Hole in the Head film festival has some classics screening tonight. The Alamo will also be screening a special Halloween edition of Video Vortex. San Francisco also has you covered for the rest of the week, with endless horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and indie titles. 

Halloween Special Video Vortex

Monday 31st @ 9pm (1hr 30min)
"A ninety-minute double feature of trash-horror bliss! Your host, the demon of the Video Vortex, emerges from a haze of third-generation VHS crust to present this unforgettable double-header from the D.I.Y. fringes."

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 1st @ 10:15pm (1hr 33min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier (Jennifer Salt) is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton (Margot Kidder), violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch (Charles Durning), who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 2nd @ 10:45pm (1hr 36min)
Bruce Lee is dead! Long live Bruce Lee! Not even slightly inconvenienced by the lack of an actual living Bruce Lee, opportunistic producers unleashed a tidal wave of Brucesploitation movies starring martial artists with names like Bruce Li, Bruce Le, and Bruce Leong. As the trend reached peak saturation the gimmicks got weirder: Bruce Lee vs Supermen, Bruce Lee vs the Clones of Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power! None of them are as weird, however, as DRAGON LIVES AGAIN which begins where Bruce's life ended.

Video Vortex

Thursday 3rd @ 9:25pm (1hr 25min)
Comedy (Google)
Tammy is kidnapped and led to a life of senseless violence and murder by her bisexual companions.

Balboa Classics

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Thursday 3rd @ 7:30pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Scifi (IMDB)
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Multiple Maniacs (1970)
Monday 31st @ 5pm & 7pm (1hr 31min)
Comedy/ Crime/ Horror (IMDB)
Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

Midnight Madness

Friday 4th @ 11:55pm (1hr 26min)
Fantasy/ Sci-fi (Google)
Adventures from deep space to futuristic New York, and beyond. Each world and story is dominated by the presence of the Loch'nar -- the sum of all evils manifest as a glowing green sphere whose power infects all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. To some, it appears as treasure, a green jewel they must possess. Others worship it as a god. Few escape it. Even in death and through death its powers continue. From war to war and world to world it seems invincible.

(Also screening Saturday 5th @ 11:55pm)

Carrie (1976)
Friday 4th @ 10:30pm (1hr 38min)
Horror (IMDB)
Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3rd @ 8:45pm (1hr 24min)
Horror (IMDB)
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Tuesday 1st @ 7pm (1hr 34min)
Horror (IMDB)
A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Monday 31st @ 7pm (1hr 28min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Monday 31st @ 9pm (1hr 38min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Scifi (IMDB)
Hospital emergency room Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), the daughter of a murder victim, uncover a terrible plot by small-town mask maker Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy), a madman who's planning a Halloween mass murder utilizing an ancient Celtic ritual. The ritual involves a boulder stolen from Stonehenge, the use of Silver Shamrock masks and a triggering device contained in a television commercial -- all designed to kill millions of children.


Tuesday 1st @ 7pm
Horror/ Action/ Scifi (AHITH)
A man risks the secret of his invisibility to find his missing daughter.

Wednesday 2nd @ 7pm (1hr 25min)
Thriller (AHITN)
Two women, both actresses with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend vacation. Both see the trip as an opportunity to reconnect after years of competition and jealousy have driven a wedge between them. Upon arrival at their isolated forest retreat, the pair discover that their once intimate friendship has deteriorated into forced conversations, betrayals, petty jealousies, and deep-seated resentment.

Wednesday 2nd @ 9pm (2hrs)
Fantasy/ Horror (AHITH)
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Thursday 3rd @ 9pm (1hr 332min)
Sci-fi/ Thriller/ Noir/ Adventure (AHITH)
In 2047, most of the population spend all of their time online, connected into virtual worlds where they can fulfill all their fantasies, losing all interest for reality and leaving it to a small minority. A shadow Agent is tracking and eliminating terrorists who want to destroy this system...

Friday 4th @ 7pm (1hr 30min)
Horror/ Comedy (AHITH)
After encountering a ghost in his family's vacation home, Dan a modern artist and his wife Mary hire an "industrial-grade exorcist" named Os to get rid of the beings. But Dan soon realizes that ridding the home of evil won't be as simple as it seems.

Friday 4th @ 9pm (1hr 38min)
Horror/ Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
A genre-defying mixture of horror, sci-fi, myth, mystery and thrills told as four interlocking tales in one intelligent, original anthology.

Friday 4th @ 11pm (1hr 41min)
Horror/ Scifi/ Art (AHITH)
Through a surreal chase of spying, Catafuse, a dubiously dressed creature, hunts humans with the help of Molosstrap. But in a world ruled by the pharma industry, reality become so complex, that the mastering of insanity might just be the only way out.


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