Monday, October 17, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Ouija: Origins of Evil, Street Trash, Creepshow

We're two weeks away from Halloween night, and the programming in the bay area is definitely reflecting that! This week we're getting two new releases (even if one of them seems more like a horror comedy...), and theatres all over San Francisco are also celebrating the classics too. Halloween will be screening on Friday and Saturday as a midnight movie, and Midnites for Maniacs will be presenting another double feature in tribute to Stephen King on Thursday. The Super Shangri-La Show brings us a time traveling double feature at the Balboa Theatre and the Castro Theatre two German classics.
Read on for details!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 20th
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.

Early Screenings Thursday 20th
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 Until Thursday (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.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 18th @ 10:15pm (1hr 43min)
Comedy/ Horror (Google)
A case of contaminated alcohol has a debilitating effect on the vagabonds haunting the streets and junkyards of Brooklyn.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 19th @ 8:15pm (1hr 43min)
Comedy (IMDB)
Teen misfits (Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson) at a modest burger joint face competition from a hamburger emporium across the street.

Equinox (1970)
Wednesday 19th @ 7pm (1hr 20min)
Horror/ Adventure/ Mystery (IMDB)
Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor.


The Twilight Zone: Lost Little Girl (1962)
Wednesday 19th @ 8:30pm (25min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of his daughter, a father enters the girl's room to find that she has vanished - even though he can still hear her crying out for help.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Thursday 20th @ 7:35pm (1hr 7min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
At a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true -- making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him?


M (1931)
Thursday 20th @ 5:30pm & 9:05pm (1hr 39min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

Midnight Madness

Friday 21st @ 11:55pm (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.

Also screening Saturday 22nd @ 11:55pm

Stand By Me (1986)
Thursday 20th @ 7pm (1hr 29min)
Adventure/ Drama (IMDB)
After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.


Creepshow (1982)
Thursday 20th @ 9pm (2hrs)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A compendium of five short but terrifying tales contained within a single full-length feature, this film conjures scares from traditional bogeymen and portents of doom. In one story, a monster escapes from its holding cell. Another focuses on a husband (Leslie Nielsen) with a creative way of getting back at his cheating wife. Other stories concern a rural man (Stephen King) and a visitor from outer space, and a homeowner (E.G. Marshall) with huge bug problems and a boozing corpse.


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