Friday, October 14, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Phantasm: Ravager, Midnites for Maniacs, Sinister Creature Con

What does everyone have planned for this weekend?? Well if you're still looking for ways to spend this (hopefully) rainy weekend, I have a couple of suggestions. 

The fifth and final Phantasm comes to the Alamo, starting today and will screen into next week. If you missed it, The Greasy Strangler is also still playing. The Castro Theatre has a weekend of themed double features, and Midnites for Maniacs will ve at the Roxie Theatre this Sunday. But if you're looking for sonething else (Or somethings more), this weekend is also Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento! 
Read on for more info.

Starts Screening Today (1hr 27min)
Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
Small-town friends Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Mike (A. Michael Baldwin), and Jody (Bill Thornbury) continue in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. This time, the fight becomes a multi-dimensional battle across multiple timelines, alien planets and altered realities, where no less than the fate of Earth is on the line.

Playing All Weekend (1hr 33min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

Popcorn Palace

ParaNorman (2012)
Saturday 15th @ 10am (1hr 33min)
Fantasy/ Thriller (Google)
Young Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) has the ability to speak with the dead -- and he often prefers their company to that of the living. Norman receives word from his strange Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) that a centuries-old witch's curse on their town is real and about to come true -- and that only Norman can stop it. When zombies rise from their graves, Norman must summon all his courage and compassion and push his paranormal abilities to the limit to save his fellow townspeople.

Vertigo/De Palma Double Feature Weekend

Vertigo (1958)
Friday 14th @ 7pm (2hrs 9min)
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th @ 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7pm
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. 


Following Vertigo Friday

Obsession (1976)
Friday 14th @ 9:30pm (1hr 38min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.

Following Vertigo Saturday

Dressed to Kill (1980)
Saturday 14th @ 9:30pm (1hr 45min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Following Vertigo Sunday

Body Double (1984)
Sunday 15th @ 9:30pm (1hr 54min)
Crime/ Thriller (Google)
After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde (Deborah Shelton) dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers -- with porn actress Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) as his guide.

Midnight Madness

Friday 14th @ 11:55pm (2hrs 5min)
Saturday 15th @ 11:55pm
Fantasy/ Mystery (Google)
In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Sunday 16th @ 4pm (1hr 53min)
Fantasy/ Mystery (Google)
Dorothy discovers she is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins. Discovering that the magical land is now under the control of an evil empire, she sets off to rescue the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion with the help of her new friends.


Sunday 16th @ 6:30pm (1hr 37min)
Drama/ Fantasy (Google)
When Babe accidentally puts farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) in traction, the debtors come looking for their payments. In order to pay their debt, Mrs. Hoggett (Magda Szubanski) sends Babe off across the ocean to the city to demonstrate his talents as a sheep herder. Along with his friends, Babe meets a lot of new friends and gets into new adventures.



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