October is flying by! We're already in the second to last week and only ten days away from Halloween! And that means just about every theatre around us is showing off their horror titles. It's a beautiful time of the year.
There are still tickets available for Terror Tuesday with special guest Ti West, who will be doing a Q&A after The House of the Devil, and for Frameline's first Halloween event ever, which will be a screening of Knife+Heart at the Roxie Theatre. The San Francisco premier of Dude Bro Party Massacre III will be at the Balboa Theatre in Wednesday, and Gialloween II will be in the Little Roxie Tuesday through Friday. And there are new movies out this week to top it all off!
Opening This Week
Wide Release Thursday 24th (1hr 49min)
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890's.
Early Screenings Thursday 24th (1hr 30min)
Opens Friday 25th
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
When a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Monday 21st @ 4pm (1hr 44min)
Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
The grisly doings of Bram Stoker's vampire count are featured here as he ventures from his native Transylvania to England in search of new blood. Made in tandem with the Todd Browning classic, this foreign-market version with a different cast and director is frequently superior to the English-language one.
Tuesday 22nd @ 10:15pm (1hr 35min)
In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.
Followed by a live Q&A with director Ti West
Wednesday 23rd @ 10:15pm (1hr 57min)
A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.
Saturday 26th @ 8:30pm
Holy crap! For our annual Halloween SPOOKTACULAR, we couldn’t get any freakier than the contemporary hellscape of “alt religion”…and here is a veritable Flood of eschatological SPEW and wide-eyed WHEW!! We’ve got Pat Boone speaking in tongues, clips of Poke Runyon’s Magic of Solomon, Holy Ghost Hysteria, Mark of the Beast, Cult Explosion, the ever-visionary adventures of our flying-saucer/past-lives pals Unarius, and a couple clips (Arise!, X-Day Drill) from the Texas Slack sect with strong connections to SF, The Church of the Sub-Genius! Praise Bob!!
Presented by Cinematic Oblivion
Wednesday 23rd @ 7:30pm (1hr 31min)
In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico's frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother's murder at the hands of the serial killer known as "Motherface."
Directors Michael Rousslet & Tomm Jacobsen will be in attendance
Sunday 27th @ 7pm (1hr 39min)
Action/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
All Jack and his girlfriend wanted was to get out of San Francisco for the weekend. Together with a few friends, the couple loads up their truck and prepares for a few days of hunting wild boar at a secluded ranch that was owned by Jack's late uncle. Along the way, the heavily-armed weekend warriors learn of a local legend surrounding The Ripper, a massive force of nature with a taste for human flesh. Few who have encountered The Ripper have lived to tell the tale, but these ambitious hunters are determined to collect its hide.
Screening in 35mm
Night Tide (1961)
Monday 21st @ 7pm (1hr 26min)
Horror/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
Johnny (Dennis Hopper) is a sailor on leave attending a carnival side show. He falls in love with a woman posing as a mermaid at a Venice California amusement pier before she tries to kill him during a skin diving excursion.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Monday 21st @ 8:35pm (1hr 18min)
Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)
Sunday 27th @ 1:30pm & 6pm (2hrs 14min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
Sunday 27th @ 4pm & 8:30pm (1hr 38min)
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th @ 11:55pm (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.
Tuesday 22nd @ 6:30pm (1hr 42min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down.
Ew Yuk (2019)
Tuesday 22nd Preshow (6 min)
Notorious drag queens Jillian Gnarling and VivvyAnne ForeverMore star in a hilarious Super8 adventure. United by an affection for the gross and farty, the artists assembled a queer filmmaking team to create the first three episodes of an absurd, troll-centered comedy series. Dropping one-liners about auras, astrology, yoga, and more, the two trolls gross out about contemporary culture, with hilarious and unnerving results.
Tuesday 22nd @ 9pm (1hr 35min)
International/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
This cult movie classic is a psychodrama murder mystery thriller involving LSD, psychoanalysis, lesbianism, and having at least one extremely-gory dream sequence. Florinda Bolkan stars as the woman with all the clues to murder. Stanley Baker is the unlucky police inspector who has to separate what is fact from fantasy.
Wednesday 23rd @ 9:15pm (1hr 52min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
In this flawed mystery-thriller from flamboyant horror director Dario Argento, Karl Malden portrays a blind man who joins forces with a reporter (James Franciscus) to catch a killer with an extra chromosome.
Thursday 24th @ 9:30pm (1hr 28min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Romance (IMDB)
A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.
Thursday 24th @ 7pm & 9:30pm (1hr 30min)
Call your ghoulfriend: the third-annual SPOOKFEST returns to the Roxie! Join us for 13 new, indie short films from the netherworld; stay for the costumes and prizes. Let’s get this party startled!
Friday 25th @ 9:30pm (1hr 32min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.