Monday, November 6, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Nails, Murder Party, Ruin Me

We are making our way into Winter, which means San Francisco gets to bust out the hoodies and leather jackets, which I'm personally excited for. But before we are fully into holiday horror territory, we still have a couple of Halloween appropriate movies screening in the bay area. The first one starts in just a couple of hours, at the New People Cinema as part of Another Hole in the Head film festival. I'm talking about Ruin Me, which will be introduced by our very own Madeleine, and will be attended by the director, Preston DeFrancis! Tickets are still available, so get to Japan Town as soon as possible. Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday are also following suit, and showing Ginger Snaps with a special guest introducing it, and Murder Party, which I can't wait to revisit. 
Check out the rest below!

Monday 6th @ 7pm (1hr 27min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive.

Director Preston DeFrancis will be in attendance

Tuesday 7th @ 9pm (1hr 29min)
Action/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
On a future earth where 98% of the surface is underwater, a Warlord who controls an army of sharks meets his match when he captures the daughter of a mysterious shark caller.

Wednesday 8th @ 7pm (1hr 41min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
From first-time German director Norbert Keil and the visionary mind of Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL), featuring horror diva Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, YOU'RE NEXT), a stylishly viral love story about reverse aging. Afflicted with a dermatological disease that causes her skin to crumble away, young and beautiful Kira discovers she can replace it with the skin of other girls. However the treatment is expensive and debilitating but rather than watch her body fall apart Kira makes a deadly decision. Accompanied by her lover she embarks on a murder spree so she can have a constant supply of donors.

Wednesday 8th @ 9pm (2hrs 4min)
Animation/ Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only one kid and a group of psychics can stop.

Live re-score by The Firmament
Using synthesizers, acid basslines, drum machines and audio samples from the film, San Francisco based electronic musical score design duo The Firmament has created a live electronic score to the 1988 classic anhime Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo.

Tuesday 7th @ 4:20pm (2hrs 26min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 7th @ 10:50pm (1hr 48min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
In this modern werewolf tale, sisters Ginger and Brigitte are ostracized by their town because of their morbid inclinations. Soon after being attacked by a wolf, Ginger begins to exhibit strange nocturnal behavior. Now Brigitte must decide whether to save herself or join Ginger in otherworldly doings.

With an introduction by Joshua Grannell

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 8th @ 10:15pm (1hr 19min)
Comedy/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A loser finds out the hard way there are worse things than spending another night at home in this horror comedy from first-time director Jeremy Saulnier. Christopher (Chris Sharp) is a nebbish who can't get any respect at work, couldn't get a date if his life depended on it, and has practically no social life. Christopher figures he's going to be stuck at home on Halloween until he finds an invitation for a "murder party" on the sidewalk; expecting a costume party with fun and games, he slaps together a cardboard "suit of armor" and shows up for the festivities. The bash is being thrown by a group of bohemian artists who are rather surprised Christopher has shown up -- he's the only stranger to take the bait and arrive for their party, in which their guest-of-honor is actually going to be killed in the name of creativity (and impressing a jaded patron who finances their projects). Before long, Christopher begins to realize what's going on, and struggles to find a way out of the warehouse where the party is being held, while the artists begin to turn on one another and the blood starts to flow. Murder Party won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.

Opens Friday 10th @ 7pm (1hr 25min)
International/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.

Director Dennis Bartok in person after the Friday, November 10th screening


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