Monday, April 8, 2019

Screenings in the Bay (Monday 8th to Sunday 14th): Holy Shit That Was Scary, The Wind, Mars Attacks!

This week, San Francisco is loaded with film related events, but they are not all movies screenings... This Wednesday, the first found footage horror anthology play will be taking place at Piano Fight in downtown San Francisco! I was so excited when I found out about this that I immediately reached out to interview the person behind it. (Read that here) From what I understand, there is also a sequel in the works, so don't miss it!

Wednesday is a popular day, because it's also when the San Francisco International Film Festival starts! The fest runs through the 23rd, parooze the schedule here.

Wednesday is also the next installment of Rewind Wednesday at the Balboa Theatre! They movie is one that is near and dear to a lot of our hearts, myself included - Mars Attacks! The lobby will feature a special guest as well, someone we have really gotten to know over the past couple of months, and he'll have a table full of custom action figures he made just for the occasion. You may remember him from the UFF2 lobby and episode 135 of The Overlook Hour, it's Carlos Customs!

And last but not least...

Monsterpalooza returns to the Pasadena Convention Center starting this Friday! Tickets and info are up at their official site, we hope to see some of you guys there!

Monday 8th @ 9:05pm (1hr 26min)
Horror/ Western (IMDB)
An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband (Ashley Zukerman) dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrives on a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy's fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events. Masterfully blending haunting visuals with pulse-pounding sound design, director Emma Tammi evokes a godforsaken world in which the forces of nature come alive with quivering menace.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 9th @ 10pm (1hr 36min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller (IMDB)
In this sci-fi/horror scarefest, Dr. William Weir (Sam Neill) is a scientist who has designed a spacecraft called Event Horizon which will explore the outer reaches of space past the planet Neptune; the ship employs a special transport mechanism that, in effect, creates a black hole that the ship can pass through, allowing it to travel tremendous distances in a few seconds. The Event Horizon mysteriously disappears in the midst of a mission with no trace of either the ship or its crew, but it reappears in Neptune's orbit after a seven year absence and it's sending out a distress signal.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 10th @ 10pm (1hr 25min)
Adventure/ Comedy/ Fantasy (IMDB)
A brother and sister seek vengeance for the death of their parents.

Movie Party

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th @ 11:45am (1hr 34min)
Comedy/ Crime/ Mystery (IMDB)
In this spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950's wholesomeness, the characters and plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name. On a dark and stormy night in 1954, six individuals with ties to Washington are assembled for a dinner party at the swanky mansion of one Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving). Boddy's butler, Wadsworth (Tim Curry), assigns each guest a colorful name: Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), and Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn). Two additional servants, the Cook (Kellye Nakahara) and Yvette, the maid (Colleen Camp), assist Wadsworth as he informs the guests that they have been gathered to meet the man who has been blackmailing them: Mr. Boddy. When Boddy turns up dead, however, the guests must try to figure out who killed him so they can protect their own reputations and keep the body count from growing.

Rewind Wednesday

Wednesday 10th @ 7:30pm (1hr 50min)
Comedy/ Sci-Fi/ Action (Rotten Tomatoes)
The storyline affectionately harkens back to the deadpan sincerity of such '50s and '60s science-fiction films as The Day the Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds. Flying saucers have been reliably seen over the capitals of the world, and the whole world awaits with bated breath to see what will transpire. Among those waiting is the President of the United States (Jack Nicholson), who is assured by his science advisor (Pierce Brosnan) that the coming aliens are utterly peaceful. This advice is hotly contested by the military (led by Rod Steiger), who advices the President to annihilate them. When the aliens land, they are seen to be green, garish, and very cheerful. But appearances prove deceiving when the "friendly" aliens abruptly disintegrate the entire U.S. Congress.

Stanford Theatre

The Wring Man (1957)
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th @ 7:30pm (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Noir (IMDB)
In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.


I Confess (1953)
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th @ 5:25pm & 9:25pm
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
A priest, who comes under suspicion for murder, cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.


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