Friday, November 17, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Suspiria, Attack of the Killer Donuts, The Evil Within

Happy Friday guys! Okay, this is a weird weekend, not too much going on in theatres, aside from two sold out Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion at the Castro Theatre, but VOD is pretty cool. One of my favorite movies from this year, and one with a crazy backstory, is The Evil Within. It's very strange, but it is easily in my top three of 2017. Nails, which we checked out at the Roxie a week ago is also hitting VOD today, as well as Attack of the Killer Donuts, which looks a bit like pandering to be honest. But I could be completely wrong, so if you're onto weird looking horror comedies, check it out!

Now Available on VOD

Out on VOD (1hr 38min)
Horror (IMDB)
A demon appears in an antique mirror and manipulates a mentally handicapped young man, urging him to murder the ones he loves in this /horror /drama. Directed and written by Andrew Getty and starring Frederick Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown and Dina Meyer.

Out on VOD (1hr 25min)
International/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.

Out on VOD (1hr 38min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
A chemical accident in a sleepy town turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters. Unaware of the donuts' danger, Johnny, Michelle and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the Killer Donuts down and destroy them. The final standoff is where it all began: Dandy Donuts.

Peaches Christ Productions Presents

Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion
Saturday 18th @ 3pm & 8pm
The inventors of Post-its cordially invite you to join us for the very special event "Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion" followed by a rare Castro Theatre screening of the 1997 Romy & Michele classic! "It seems like yesterday we were young queens, so young and hopeful and full of dreams. It's hard to believe it, but almost twenty years have passed, so let's reconnect and have a blast!" Don't miss Katya & Trixie reunite with all of their old pals including April Kidwell as "Christy Masters", Peaches Christ as "Peaches Mooney", Lady Bear as "Tobey", and Manuel Caneri as "Sandy". You're encouraged to adhere to the Romy & Michele dress code: 90's nightlife attire. Stop folding scarves, grab your original homemade girly couture, and start prepping now because looks should include blonde hair with black roots and being mono-skinny.

Sorry guys, both shows are sold out!

Rear Window (1954)
Sunday 19th @ 12pm & 7pm (1hr 52min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder."


Blow-Up (1966)
Sunday 19th @ 2:10pm & 9:10pm (1hr 51min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Thomas (David Hemmings) is a London photographer who spends his time photographing fashion models. But one day he thinks he may have photographed something far more sinister: a murder. After taking pictures in the park, Thomas is horrified to find an ambiguous image lurking on the edge of the frame, which could be a shadow, but looks like a gun. The only thing clear is that the woman (Vanessa Redgrave) in the photo has appeared at his studio -- and wants the pictures he took."

Midnight Madness

Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 32min)
Saturday 18th @ 11:55pm
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?

Opens Friday 17th (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.


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