Monday, October 2, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Cold Moon, Victor Crowley, The Craft

Let's all welcome the beginning of October with some horror movies! It's the beginning of George Romero Terror Tuesdays at the Alamo Drafthouse, The Craft is screening in VHS at the Balboa Theatre, and we're finally getting Victor Crowley in a San Francisco theatre for one screening only! And at the end of the week, Cold Moon starts a theatrical run at the Roxie Theatre. Judging from the poster, it may not look like anything special, but it's from the writer of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and it also stars an infamous personality...

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday October 3rd @ 10pm (2hrs 10min)
Horror/ Drama
Frustrated with her uncommunicative husband and distant daughter, a suburban housewife seeks solace in witchcraft.

Wednesday 4th @ 7pm (2hrs 15min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
This dark drama is the prequel to the TV series, Twin Peaks, also by director David Lynch. A woman who seems to be innocent and pure by day leads a double life in a rural community where quite a bit of evil lurks just beneath the surface of an otherwise typical American small town. As she was sexually abused throughout her childhood by her possessed father, Laura has some obvious sexual problems and is heavily addicted to cocaine. This film tells of the bizarre and twisted circumstances that led to her murder--which was where the television series began.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 4th @ 10:15pm (1hr 45min)
Horror/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Rewind Wednesday

The Craft (1996)
Wednesday 4th @ 7pm 
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.

Screening on VHS

I Wake Up Dreaming 2017: 
No More Sleep!

Phantom Lady (1944)
Monday 2nd @ 6pm & 9:30pm
Crime/ Drama/ Noir (IMDB)
A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.


Blues in  the Night (1941)
Monday 2nd @ 7:45pm (1hr 28min)
Crime/ Drama/ Noir (IMDB)
Hollywood’s one great film noir musical—a deep-dish epic of love, death, and passion—beautifully conceived and stunningly rendered. A ragtag jazz band jams its way to fame and fortune while sidestepping the temptations of the high life and the murderous machinations of a desperate gangster. The film’s full-bodied expressionistic cinematography and the pulsating music of the Jimmie Lunceford and Will Osborne orchestras mark this as a major big-screen rediscovery! Brilliantly photographed by Ernest Haller.

New Parkway Theatre

Friday 6th @ 9:30pm (1hr 40min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
Comedian Eddie Murphy tried something different with this 1995 film that he produced and co-wrote, enlisting veteran horror director Wes Craven to give the story some chills. The uneven comedy-horror tale features Murphy as a vampire named Maximillian who arrives in Brooklyn on a ship full of people who have been brutally murdered. One of the corpses on board closely resembles that of Rita (Angela Bassett), one of the detectives assigned to the case. Maximillian targets Rita, hoping to get a dance with her that will bring her under his control. He enlists the help of a worker named Julius (Kadeem Hardison), biting his neck and turning him into a slowly decaying ghoul. Also seeking to romance Rita, though in a less sinister way, is her longtime detective partner Justice (Allen Payne). Maximillian uses his supernatural powers to interfere with the budding romance. Murphy also plays a preacher and an Italian gangster in this bizarre film.

Friday 6th @ 10:15pm (1hr 32min)
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."

October 3rd @ 7pm (1hr 33min)
Horror/ Slasher
In 2007, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong's claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.

Opens Friday 6th @ 9pm (1hr 32min)
Crime/ Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin's are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror . . . And beneath the murky surface of the river, a shifting, almost human shape slowly takes form to seek a terrible vengeance.

Screening All Weekend


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