Happy rainy Monday guys! It took a while to get here, but I'm glad it finally came. Especially since wet desolate streets set the perfect tone to watch horror movies in. And this week has some good ones. First, the Castro Theatre starts the week off with another of its perfectly paired double features, followed by a creature feature terror Tuesday with a special guest host, and the week ends with the initial screening of My Friend Dahmer at the Roxie Theatre.
Tuesday 15th @ 10:35pm (1hr 39min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Introduced by Sam Sharkey
Super Shangri-La Show Presents
Wednesday 15th @ 7:30pm (1hr 21min)
Action/ Adventure/ Drama (IMDB)
American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico.
Stand By Me (1986)
Monday 13th @ 7pm (1hr 29min)
Adventure/ Drama (IMDB)
Based on the Stephen King short story The Body, Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys overhears his brother talking about. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O'Connell). The boys' adventures en route to the elusive body are colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world. Richard Dreyfuss, playing the grown-up Gordie, narrates the film, while Kiefer Sutherland dominates every scene he's in as a brutish high-school bully. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Monday 13th @ 8:45pm (2hrs 15min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?
Tank Girl (1995)
Friday 17th @ 10:30pm (1hr 44min)
Action/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
This wild, futuristic action-fantasy is set in the year 2033 where drought and pollution have turned the Earth into a desert wasteland. The planet's water supply is controlled by a despotic company that is opposed by a few courageous rebels who regularly risk their lives to poach the precious fluid.
Wednesday 15th @ 9:15pm (1hr 33min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this drama, a woman begins having a nervous breakdown after her marriage falls apart. Through her visions, real and imaginary scenes involving her husband are presented. She is also seen with her new lover and her psychiatrist.
Opens Friday 17th (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.
Screening All Weekend!