Friday, November 24, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): The Art of Dying, Tragedy Girls, Blade of the Immortal

It's another light weekend for horror in the bay area, in anticipation of people being out of town. But we have tons of things on the horizon, so next week should be a totally different story. We are in for a rare screening this Sunday, with the return of Video Vortex at the Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco. And if you missed Tragedy Girls at Another Hole in the Head, or Blade of the Immortal on Halloween night, both will be screening at the New Parkway Theatre. I'd recommend both!

Video Vortex

Sunday 26th @ 10:10pm (1hr 30min)
Crime/ Thriller (IMDB)
Wings Hauser both stars in and directs The Art of Dying. Hauser plays Jack, a vice cop who tries to unravel the mystery behind a series of murders in which each of the corpses has been found with stage makeup on its face. Turns out that the killer is Roscoe (Gary Werntz), a demented movie-maker whose overwhelming desire for realism has resulted in a variety of horrible deaths for his unwary actors. Each victim is dispatched in a manner evoking a famous film: one is killed in the shower, another dies while playing Russian Roulette a la The Deer Hunter, and so forth.

Friday 24th @ 10pm (1hr 38min)
Sunday 26th @ 9:30pm
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?

Saturday 25th @ 12pm (2hrs 20min)
Action/ Drama (IMDB)
Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.

Now on VOD

On VOD Tuesday 21st 
Drama/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
After traversing a hostile post-apocalyptic wilderness for many years, a pair of survivors encounters the ruins of a vanished society. What they discover will threaten their relationship, their memories, and their future.


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