Friday, March 31, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Here Alone, Donnie Darko, Young Frankenstein

What's everyone got planned for this weekend? Wee, if you're looking for a reason to get out, how about some movies? It's a relatively quiet couple of days in the bay area, but the Roxie theatre will be showing Donnie Darko into next week to celebrate the film's 15th anniversary, post apocalyptic drama Here Alone is now available on VOD, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be screened earlier than midnight at the Castro Theatre.

Premiering This Week

VOD/Limited Theatres Friday 31st (1hr 29min)
Drama/ Horror/ SciFi (IMDB)
Deep in New York's upstate wilderness, Ann, a young woman in her late 20's, struggles to survive after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. On the constant brink of starvation, Ann leads an isolated and regimented life. Haunted by memories of her past she also battles the current bloodthirsty threat that lurks just outside of the forests borders, those that the epidemic has infected. When her food stores run dangerously low Ann must make the desperate journey into a nearby town to forage for any remaining food. During one of these raids, a chance encounter brings Olivia, a teenage girl, and her injured stepfather, Chris, into Ann's life and regimen of survival. Learning that Chris and Olivia are trying to go further north, where the infection is supposedly contained, Ann allows them stay at her wooded camp so they can prepare for their journey.

Castro Theatre

Double Feature

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Friday 31st @ 5:30pm & 9:30pm (1hr 41 min)
Comedy/ Scifi/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.


Young Frankenstein (1974)
Friday 31st @ 7:30pm (2hrs 20min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Scifi/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this spoof of Mary Shelley's gothic tale, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather's diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to the family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor's experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.

Midnight Madness

Friday 31st @ 11:55pm (2hrs 4min)
Saturday 1st @ 11:55pm
Scifi/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Screening All Weekend (2hrs 14min)
Drama/ Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Double Feature

I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd @ 4:45pm & 7:30pm (1hr 9min)
Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A Canadian nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.


Cat People (1942)
Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd @ 6:05pm & 8:50pm (1hr 13min)
Drama/ Horror/ Romance (Rotten Tomatoes)
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.


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