Friday, October 28, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Haunted House Double Feature, Horrific Women Lineup, Silver Bullets Marathon

What can I say? When it rains, it pours! (Pun originally not, but now fully intended!) This weekend is the craziest thing yet, every theatre seems to be putting their best lineups up and it's all in the span of just three days. It's almost too much, considering Another Hole in the Head film fest is also going on. Luckily, that's going to be going on for two weeks, but even they have some great stuff planned for this Halloween Eve weekend. I didn't to smother you guys, so I'll put up a screenings part 2 later today.

Today, the Alamo Drafthouse will be screening Little Sister in theatre 5, along with special guest Barbara Crampton who will be doing a Q&A with a surprise interviewer afterwards. Also today, the Roxie kicks off their celebration of female horror directors with a 35mm screening of Near Dark. This Horrific Women lineup will last right up to Sunday night. Then, on Saturday the Yerba Buena Theatre will be having their tribute to werewolves, the Silver Bullet Marathon, which will run from 1 to 9 pm.

There's so much more to talk about, so be sure to check back later today for part two!

Starts Friday 28th @ 7:30pm (1hr 31min)
Comedy (IMDB)
Young nun Colleen (Addison Timlin) is avoiding all contact with her family until an email from her mother announces that her brother is home. Upon returning to her childhood home in Asheville, N.C., she finds her old room exactly how she left it - painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Although her parents are happy to see her, unease and awkwardness abound, and her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the war in Iraq.

Special guest Barbara Crampton on 10-28-16
Filmmaker Zach Clark on 10-31-16 - there will also be a goth nun costume contest

Drafthouse Recommends

Screening All Weekend (2hr 47min)
Drama/ Thriller (Google)
With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance.

(Also playing at Landmark Embarcadero Theatre)

Playing All Weekend (1hr 33min)
Music Documentary (Google)
Glam rock band X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 1980s. Twenty years after disbanding, Yokshiki X, the leader of the band, wrestles with physical and spiritual demons to bring the band's music to the world.

Sunday  30th @ 7pm & 10pm (1hr 40min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

"This is just one of those movies that's too difficult to shut up throughout, and since you're going to at least be mouthing your favorite words to yourself anyway we figured it was only proper to give it the Drafthouse's Movie Party treatment. We'll provide inflatable cricket bats so you can smack your neighbor every time Shaun smacks a zombie on screen, all while enjoying delicious pints just like the guys on screen! You can’t smoke at the Alamo Drafthouse, but it’s still a pretty decent place to hole up for a couple of hours until this all blows over."

13 Ghosts (1960)
Friday 28th @ 10pm (1hr 25min)
Horror (IMDB)
When Cyrus Zorba (Donald Woods) and his poverty-stricken family inherit an old mansion, they can't believe their good luck. However, not long after they move in they realize that the house is haunted by 12 ghosts and run by a housekeeper (Margaret Hamilton) who works in the dark arts. Though the ghosts are intent on killing a member of the family, the Zorbas insist on staying in the house because they have learned that a large fortune is hidden somewhere inside it.


Hausu (1977)
Friday 28th @ 11:55pm (1hr 28min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
In an effort to avoid spending time with her father and his creepy new lover, young Gorgeous (Kimiko Ikegami) resolves to visit her aunt's remote mansion. With six of her closest friends in tow, including the musically inclined Melody (Eriko Tanaka) and the geeky Prof (Ai Matsubara), Gorgeous arrives at the estate, where supernatural events occur almost immediately. A severed head takes flight, household appliances come to life and a portrait of a cat seems to contain an evil spirit.

Popcorn Palace

Halloween Cartoons Free!
Saturday 29th @ 10am 

Double Feature

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Sunday 30th @ 2:35pm & 7pm (2hrs 16min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.


The Sentinel (1977)
Sunday 30th @ 5:10pm & 9:30pm (1hr 32min)
Horror (IMDB)
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Friday 28th @ 10:30pm (1hr 50min)
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.

Saturday 29th @ 10pm (1hr 25min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Sunday 30th @ 3pm (1hr 34min)
Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Starts Friday 28th (1hr 24min)
Thriller/ Horror (IMDB)
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980's, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Friday 28th @ 9:15pm (1hr 34min)
Cult/ Teen Film (Google)
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.

Saturday 29th @ 5pm (1hr 33min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Saturday 29th @ 7pm (1hr 42min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller
Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery through the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building. Led on a wild goose chase by cryptic messages from his mysterious neighbours, he becomes entangled in a hellish nightmare as he unlocks their strange fantasies of sensuality and bloodshed. The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears is a visually dazzling experience from the creators of Amer that takes you on a journey into mystery and blood soaked terror that you will never forget.

Saturday 29th @ 9:30pm (1hr 42min)
Fantasy/ Horror (Google)
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Sunday 30th @ 5:15pm (1hr 5min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
Leah's grief over her toddler's death turns into paranoia when she begins to suspect her neighbors are part of a satanic cult.

Sunday 30th @ 6:45pm (1hr 30min)
Horror (IMDB)
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Sunday 30th @ 9pm (1hr 41min)
Slasher/ Thriller (Google)
Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman, F.W. Colghoun (Robert Carlyle), who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide -- a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue. Fearing the worst, the regiment heads out into the wilderness to verify Colghoun's gruesome claims.

Silver Bullets Werewolf Marathon

Teen Wolf (1985)
Saturday 29th @ 1pm (1hr 31min)
Comedy (IMDB)
A struggling high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.

The Wolf Man (1941)
Saturday 29th @ 2:45pm (1hr 11min)
Horror (IMDB)
A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Saturday 29th @ 5pm (1hr 48min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Wolfcop (2014)
Saturday 29th @ 7:15pm (1hr 19min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
As a series of strange and violent events begin to occur, an alcoholic policeman realizes that he has been turned into a werewolf as part of a larger plan.

To be continued...


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