Friday, October 21, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Ouija: Origin of Evil, Nightmare on Elm Street Marathon, Creepy

In addition to the awesome Halloween Events going on this weekend, the horror screenings are getting more intense too! Today is the official release of two new horror movies, Ouija: Origin of Evil and Boo! A Madea Halloween, both of which we're planning to review. Tonight and tomorrow Halloween is screening at midnight, Ti West's new western starts screening at the Alamo Drafthouse, and the Castro brings out a great double feature. And finally Sunday is dedicated to the Nightmare on Elm Street Marathon at the Drafthouse as well. We'll be there front and center! 

Opening Today
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Opens Friday 21st (1hr 39min)
Horror/Thriller (IMDB)
In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Open Friday 21st (1hr 43min)
Comedy/ Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Screening all Weekend (1hr 44min)
Western/ Drama (Google)
A mysterious drifter (Ethan Hawke) and his dog journey toward Mexico through the barren desert of the Old West. Hoping to shorten their trip, they cut through a large valley, landing in the forgotten town of Denton -- a place now known as a valley of violence. The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a group of misfits and nitwits, including the seemingly untouchable Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town's difficult marshal.

Sunday 23rd @ 12pm (707 minutes!)
Horror/ Slasher/ Comedy/ Fantasy
This October, don’t just stay an hour or two on Elm Street, spend a WHOLE harrowing night experiencing back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back Freddy Krueger delirium! We GUARANTEE you won’t sleep through this marathon… or ever again!

Gremlins (1984)
Saturday 22nd @ 10am (1hr 46min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

The Exorcist (1973)
Saturday 22nd @ 2pm & 7pm (2hrs 13min)
Drama/ Horror (Google)

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.


Poltergeist (1982)
Saturday 22nd @ 4:30pm & 9:30pm (2hrs)
Fantasy/ Horror (Google)
Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings -- Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke) -- when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.

Midnight Madness

Friday 21st @ 11:55pm (1hr 50min)
Saturday 22nd @ 11:55pm
Slasher/ Thriller (Google)
On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

Screening All Weekend (2hrs 10min)
Thriller (IMDB)
A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi (Hidetoshi Nishijima), and his wife move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor (Teruyuki Kagawa). His old cop colleagues come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door, in this insidiously-constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.


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