Monday, October 3, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Phantasm V, Halloween, Shaun of the Dead

This week has more new movies coming to theatres than any week I've seen, which is an amazing way to start October! But currently, many of these movies don't have bay area showtimes listed. The Greasy Strangler has an early screening, playing at the Alamo Drafthouse this Thursday, and I know Under the Shadow will be there soon too. Still eagerly waiting to hear where Phantasm V: Ravager will be playing...

The movie lineup this week definitely makes you realize that October has begun! Castro and Balboa are bringing out some awesome double features and the Roxie will end the week with a Halloween themed variety show where vampire costumes are encouraged. Read on for dates and times!

Opening This Week

Opens Friday 7th (1hr 27min)
Horror/ Fantasy (IMDB)
The cult favorite Phantasm series comes to a close as Mike and Reggie join forces across time and space to finish off the Tall Man once and for all.

Opens Friday 7th (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.

(Early screening with a live score Thursday 6th at the Alamo Drafthouse for Victory Members!)
(EDIT: Playing all weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse)

Opens Friday 7th (1hr 24min)
Horror (IMDB)
As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

(EDIT: Playing all weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse)

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 4th @ 10:15pm (1hr 31min)
Slasher/ Thriller (Google)
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 5th @ 10:15pm (1hr 18min)
Drama/ Cult Movie (Google)
Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee.

Double Feature

Alien (1979)
Tuesday 4th @ 7pm (2hrs)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.


Aliens (1989)
Tuesday 4th @ 9:30pm (2hrs 17min)
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.

How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth, from Star Trek: The Animated Series (1974)
Wednesday 5th @ 7:30pm (30min)
Animation/ Action/ Adventure (IMDB)
The Enterprise runs into a being which once visited Earth, and influenced the Mayan culture.


Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
Wednesday 5th @ 8pm (1hr 33min)
Crime/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.

Double Feature

An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Tuesday 5th @ 7pm (1hr 37min)
Fantasy/ Horror (Google)
David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.


Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Tuesday 5th @ 8:55pm (1hr 39min)
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.

Starts Friday 7th @ 4pm (2hrs 8min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town’s strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town’s most prominent figures.

Friday 7th @ 10pm 
Variety Show
On October 7th, for one night only, the Talkies crew will transport you to Transylvania with a fully immersive environment featuring elaborate sets, costumes, and themed performances. Enjoy a complete Halloween experience with trick or treating, a live show, and expertly mixed cocktails from our resident bartender. Come dressed to impress in your blood-sucking best to win fabulous prizes and participate in our World Record Attempt to have the most Dracula vampires ever to congregate in one place!


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