Monday, August 14, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Dave Made a Maze, Army of Darkness, Night Warning

It's going to be another crazy week in the bay area! Dave Made a Maze opens Friday and is actually screening in San Francisco, The Monster Project hits VOD, and Army of Darkness screens at midnight. Not to mention Terror Tuesday, Nippon Nights, and some dark double features.
Read on for details!

Opening This Week

Dave Made A Maze (2017)
Limited Theatres / VOD Friday 18th (1hr 20min)
Adventure/ Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

The Monster Project (2017)
Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 18th (1hr 35min)
Action/ Horror (IMDB)
In a chilling and inventive take on the classic monster movie genre, THE MONSTER PROJECT follows a group of aspiring horror filmmakers, eager to raise their YouTube subscriber count, who post an online casting call for "real life" monsters to interview for their documentary. They find three participants and choose to film them sharing their haunted experiences in a mansion in the woods on the night of a lunar eclipse. The production suddenly turns into a nightmare when the participants transform into a real vampire, demon, and skinwalker (a type of harmful witch, according to Navajo legends, that can transform into any animal with the intent of harming people), forcing the unsuspecting crew to fight for their lives.

30th Anniversary Tour

Monday 14th @ 7pm (1hr 22min)
Adventure/ Comedy/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A quintet of classic movie monsters invades a small town looking for a lost amulet that will help them rule the world. A bunch of kids decide to fight back by forming the "Monster Squad."

With Special Guests Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, and Ashley Bank

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 15th @ 9:45pm (1hr 36min)
Horror/ Slasher
In this off-beat slasher film, the over-coddled nephew of a sexually frustrated spinster aunt finds his life in jeopardy after his aunt's inner demons get the best of her.
Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 16th @ 10pm (1hr 45min)
Drama (IMDB)
An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Thursday 17th @ 7pm (2hrs 16min)
Crime/ Drama/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." After he's jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims."


Straw Dogs (1971)
Thursday 17th @ 9:30pm (1hr 53min)
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
Sam Peckinpah examines the instinctual capacity for violence in his controversial 1971 film, loosely based on the novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm. To avoid the Vietnam-era social chaos in the U.S., American mathematician David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) moves with his British wife, Amy (Susan George), to the isolated Cornish town where she grew up, but their presence provokes antagonism among the village's men. As the hostilities escalate from routine bullying to the gang rape of his wife, David finds his pacifistic self backed into a corner. When the hooligans attack his house, David finally resorts to the gruesome violence that he abhors. 

Midnight Madness

Friday 18th @ 11:55pm (1hr 21min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
The third in director Sam Raimi's stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with The Evil Dead (1982), this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword-and-sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy. Bruce Campbell returns as the one-armed Ash, now a supermarket employee ("Shop Smart...Shop S-Mart") who is transported by the powers of a mysterious book back in time with his Oldsmobile '88 to the 14th century medieval era. Armed only with a shotgun, his high school chemistry textbook, and a chainsaw that mounts where his missing appendage once resided, the square-jawed, brutally competent Ash quickly establishes himself as a besieged kingdom's best hope against an "army of darkness" currently plaguing the land.

Also screening Saturday

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Friday 18th @ 10:30pm (1hr 36min)
Horror (IMDB)
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Nippon Nights

Wednesday 16th @ 9:20pm (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.


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