Monday, July 25, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Devil Doll, Demon Seed

We are in for a very exciting week of movies! Not only in Terror Tuesday playing a well known San Francisco based film, but the director will be at the screening in person; the Balboa Theatre's haunted ventriloquist doll double feature is happening this Wednesday; and the Roxie has been killing it with great horror movies! This is a very good week to be in horror nerd in the bay area! I was also surprised to see that AMC Van Ness make this list this week. They are screening a Korean zombie apocalypse survival movie all week. Read on to find out more.

Terror Tuesday 
Tuesday 26th @ 10:15pm (1hr 55min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion."
Filmmaker Philip Kaufman will be attending this screening for the introduction! 

Weird Wednesday
Wednesday 27th @ 10pm (1hr 50min)
Teen Film/ Comedy (Google)
"Two guys (Daniel Jenkins, Neill Barry) target an Arizona insurance tycoon (Paul Dooley) for canceling one's grandfather."

Friday 29th @ 9pm (1hr 19min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost film noir gem written & directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens. Shot through with shimmering sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. When Manx, in irresistible blonde beehive and tight capri pants, purrs that she’s ready for love, her husband waves her off, muttering “Wife noises” to his buddy on the phone."

The Twilight Zone: The Dummy (1962)
Wednesday 27th @ 7:30pm (25min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"Ventriloquist Jerry Etherson is convinced that his dummy, Willie, is alive and evil. He locks Willie in a trunk and makes plans for a new act with a new dummy. Too bad he didn't clear those plans with Willie first."


Devil Doll (1963)
Wednesday 27th @ 8pm (1hr 21min)
Cult/ Horror (Google)
"A ventriloquist (Bryant Haliday) hypnotizes a newsman's (William Sylvester) girlfriend (Yvonne Romain) to put her soul in his dummy, Hugo."

Thursday 28th @ 9:30pm (2hrs 34min)
Action/ Adventure/ Scifi (IMDB)
"After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony."

Monday 25th-Thursday 28th @ 7pm & 9pm (1hr 18min)
Documentary/ Horror (IMDB)
"This documentary follows a group of people who discover the ultra-scary, psycho-sexual horror experience Blackout, and develop an obsession that hijacks their lives and blurs the line between reality and paranoid fantasy."

Friday 29th @ 9pm (1hr 35min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife."

Starts Friday 29th (1hr 29min)
Documentary/ Biography/ Crime (IMDB)
"The name 'Kitty Genovese' became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era."

Yerba Buena Theatre

Kubrick in Black and White
Thursday 28th @ 7:30pm (1hr 35min)
Comedy (IMDB)
"A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people."

Starts Monday 25th (1hr 58min)
Action/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan."


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