Monday, January 30, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Rings, 28 Weeks Later, SF Indie Fest

It's the beginning of another great week for movies in the bay area! Following the Shudder exclusive premier of Sadako vs Kayako, this week we're getting another installment of the Ring franchise with Rings. This is also the first week of the San Francisco Indie Film Festival, with screenings starting Friday. Before that all starts up, you still have time to check out We Are the Flesh at the Roxie Theatre. Read on to see what else is screening!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday Feb 2nd (
Opens Friday 3rd
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 28th @ 10pm (1hr 40min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi (RottenTomoatoes)
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 1st @ 10:15pm (1hr 40min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (RottenTomatoes)
This sombre European melodrama was also released as Julie Darling. A teenaged girl witnesses the rape and murder of mother. Because she hated her mom, the girl feels responsible for her death. Later on, her dad remarries. Despising her stepmother as much as she did the original article, Julie begins plotting her new mom's demise. Anthony Franciosa and Sybil Danning also star in Daughter of Death, but the bulk of the film is in the hands of newcomer Isabelle Mejias. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Balboa Theatre

Super Shangi-La Show Presents
Medusa Madness with The Gorgon

The Gorgon (1964)
Wednesday 1st @ 7:30pm (1hr 23min)
Horror/ Suspense/ Sci-Fi (RottenTomatoes)
When a professor is mysteriously killed by a legendary Gorgon in an Austrian town, it is up to his son Paul (Richard Pasco) and Professor Meister (Christopher Lee), to discover the cause of his death. While the local townsfolk refuse to talk, Paul struggles to discover the true identity of the deadly creature.

Midnight Madness

Friday 3rd @ @ 11:55pm (1hr 56min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi (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.

Mars Attacks (1996)
Friday 3rd @ 10:30pm (1hr 46min)
Action/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi (RottenTomatoes)
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st @ 8:45pm (1hr 20min)
Wednesday 1st @ 9:15pm
Thursday 2nd @ 8:45pm
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (RottenTomatoes)
After the end of the world, a young brother and sister roam an apocalyptic city looking for food and shelter. They take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit who makes them a dangerous offer to survive. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in a maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behavior.

Friday 3rd @ 7:15pm (1hr 25min)
Comedy (IMDB)
Statistics show that during their career every railroad engineer working unintentionally kills 15 to 20 people. This is a story about the innocent mass murderers and their lives.

Friday 3rd @ 9:30pm (1hr 21min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB) 
A hard-boiled love triangle between a private eye and two bloodsucking dames.


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