Monday, March 7, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday)

What a packed week! Every day seems to have something going on, and the range of horror spans the extremes. From pre-code drama to newly released nature run amok, there is an enormous array of things to see this week.

Opening this week
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Early screenings Thursday 10th (1hr 45min)
Opens Friday 11th
SciFi/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) discovers the horrifying truth about the outside world while living in an underground shelter with two men (John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.)."

Chef's Special
Monday 7th @ 7pm (2hrs 7min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
"The premise is simple: David Fincher’s Se7en is the single most beloved film of all time for New Mission head chef Ronnie New. Ronnie wants to do something fun, stretch his legs and get down on what he thinks is a stone cold classic. But how do you pair any food with such a legendarily dark-hued, nightmarish vision? Natch, Ronnie’s sworn us to secrecy -- but what we can tell you is that you’re in for a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated movie feast experience in se7en courses, all timed to drop when each of the film’s Se7en Deadly Sins is revealed. Oh, almost forgot: each course is delivered in a We swear, Ronnie’s not the devil...he’s just a man..."

Terror Tuesday
Tuesday 8th @ 10pm (1hr 33min)
Slasher/ Cult film (Google)
"No one is safe when a killer, wielding the deadly contents of his toolbox, methodically stalks his prey."

Weird Wednesday
Wednesday 9th @ 10pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Horror (Google)
"Vacationing jazz singer Liz Wetherly (Leslie Uggams) is driving through backwoods Georgia when her car breaks down. She ends up at a hunting lodge owned by Bertha (Shelley Winters), a former starlet in love with Eddie Collins (Michael Christian), a young, unhinged Elvis wannabe. His unsettling fascination with Liz rapidly leads to her imprisonment and rape, and, when Bertha and Eddie murder any potential rescuers, Liz realizes she must take charge of her own bid for freedom and bloody revenge."

Dial M for Murder (1954)
Thursday 10th @ 7:30pm (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Thriller (Google)
"An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B."

Pre-Code Double Feautre
Presented by I Wake Up Dreaming
Shanghai Express (1932)
Wednesday 9th @ 7:45pm (1hr 20min)
Drama/ Romance (Google)
"In Peking, China, during a civil war, British Capt. Donald Harvey (Clive Brook) meets his old flame Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich) and learns with dismay that she has become a prostitute known as Shanghai Lily. Both are traveling to Shanghai via train, and while they grow reacquainted, they remain unaware that they are traveling with spy and rebel army leader Henry Chang (Warner Oland). On Chang's orders, his forces attack the train, terrorize the passengers and hold Donald hostage."

Safe in Hell (1931)
Wednesday 9th @ 6:15pm & 9:30pm (1hr 13min)
Drama (Google)
"After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her."

Midnites for Maniacs
Heavy Metal Maniacs Double Feature 
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
Friday 11th @ 7:30pm (1hr 25min)
Music/ Comedy (Google)
"This Is Spinal Tap shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real."

Stunt Rock (1978)
Action/ Drama/ Music (IMDB)
"A stuntman (Grant Page) and a rock band (Sorcery) show a newswoman (Monique van de Ven) what it means to live on the edge."

Screening all week (1hr 44min)
Action/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A Norwegian geologist (Kristoffer Joner) and his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro) fight for survival when a massive landslide causes a 250-foot tidal wave."

Psycho (1960)
Tuesday 8th @ 8:55pm (1hr 49min)
Slasher/ Thriller (Google)
"Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother."

Starting Friday 11th (1hr 40min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Vivian, a woman serving a jail sentence, is sent to The Cawdor Barn Theatre to serve out her probation. After she views tape of an old production of Macbeth, an evil force is released, and she must identify the supernatural killer before it gets her."

Gothic Cinema

Thursday 10th @ 7:30pm (1hr 28min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
"Dr. Génessier (Pierre Brasseur) is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane (Edith Scob), who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise (Alida Valli), kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier removes their faces and attempts to graft them on to Christiane's."


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