Monday, August 7, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Annabelle: Creation, [REC], Open Water 3: Cage Dive

Are you guys ready for a horror heavy week? Do I even have to ask?
The next couple of days are filled with sharks, snakes, obsession, dangerous apps, and a certain backstory many of us have been waiting to learn about. Yes, it's Annabelle: Creation week, and I'm personally excited for this new addition to the Conjuring world, regardless of how I felt about Annabelle (which was a bit forgettable but I didn't hate). And this installation is directed by David Sandberg, who made Lights Out and has a pretty distinct feel to his camerawork, so I'm interested to see the crossover. But until we can talk about that, we've got some found footage with [REC] on Terror Tuesday, 70's Snakes for Weird Wednesday, and the 1999 The Mummy screening in the East bay. And some cool VOD releases on top of all that!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 10th (1hr 49min)
Opens Friday 11th
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A couple still grieving the death of their daughter take in children from a local orphanage, but the family are soon terrorized by a demented doll known as Annabelle. Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, and Lulu Wilson star in this horror sequel from director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out).

Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 11th (1hr 31min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Five friends are terrorized by a supernatural entity after downloading a mysterious app.

Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 11th (1hr 20min)
Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this intense thriller, three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with deadly Great Whites. But after attracting a swarm of vicious sharks, their tour boat is destroyed by a massive rogue wave. As clouds gather and darkness descends, the three friends find themselves alone and defenseless, afloat in the chilly ocean as hungry man-eaters begin to circle. With little hope of rescue, they must fight to survive using only their courage.

Tales of the Obsessed

Monday 7th @ 9:50pm (2hrs 27min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 8th @ 10pm (1hr 18min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Weird Wednesday
Tales of the Obsessed

Wednesday 9th @ 9:40pm (1hr 23min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
A kind of reptilian take on Willard, Snakes finds a lonely, backwoods eccentric taking revenge on the small-town folks who wronged him by means of some deadly, venomous serpents. Though he leads a somewhat isolated life, Snakey Bender (Les Tremayne) relishes in the simple pleasures of listening to marching music with his friend Burt (Richard Kennedy) and watching while local schoolteacher Miss Williams fondles Lucifer, his prized snake. When the local pastor convinces the children of the town to stop bringing small animals out to Snakey's place to feed to his collection of reptiles, the gears of disaster are set into motion. It's not long before a rejection by Miss Williams and Burt's revelation that he can no longer get together with Snakey to enjoy their marching music push the lonely old recluse into a murderous frenzy; and when the town grocer beats Lucifer to death, Snakey begins to utilize his scaly little friends to murderous effect.

Thursday 10th @ 9:30pm (2hrs 5min)
Adventure/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake - he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of adventurers seeking fame and fortune - led by Rick O'Connel (Brendan Fraser), an American expatriate who has joined the foreign legion, and Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz), an amateur archeologist - find a previously unknown burial site in Egypt. The team starts to dig, hoping to find lost riches, but instead they disturb the tomb of Imhotep, and soon the cursed priest rises from his grave to wreck vengeance on humanity. The Mummy was written and directed by Stephen Sommers, whose previous cinematic journeys into the past include The Jungle Book and The Adventures Of Huck Finn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Friday 11th @ 9:30pm (1hr 38min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders."

Sorry guys, this one has been sold out for weeks :( 


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