Monday, March 5, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): The Strangers: Prey At Night, Bigfoot Bonanza, The Cured

This is another week of variety and oh boy is there a variety to choose from! We're starting the week with well known 80's B-movie, Ghoulies, which will be screening at the Alamo Drafthouse's Terror Tuesday. From there, we get Ghost World, screening on VHS at the Balboa Theatre's Rewind Wednesday. And to end the week, there are three new movies opening in at least one of the bay area's movie screens. The Strangers: Prey At Night has early screenings Thursday and opens wide Friday. The Cured comes to the 4 Star screen starting Friday, and Thoroughbreds creeps into several theatres starting Thursday.
And then this weekend it ..... The Great Bigfoot Bonanza of 2018!!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 8th (1hr 25min)
Horror (IMDB)
A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family's every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS.

Opens Friday 9th (1hr 35min)
Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life-but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.

Opens Thursday 8th (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Thriller/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 6th @ 10:15pm (1hr 21min)
Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 7th @ 9:45pm (1hr 45min)
Comedy/ Crime/ Mystery (IMDB)
This routine erotic spy tale stars Darby Hinton as Cody Abilene, a private eye who teams up with the Contessa Luciana (Sybil Danning) and policewoman Beverly McAfee (Lori Sutton) to infiltrate a mansion and discover who is sending computer secrets to the Russians. The Contessa's friend Lady Lillian Chamberlain (Niki Dantine) runs the mansion, where sex is the presiding activity. The chauffeur is busy bedding down both a nephew and niece of Lady Lillian, as well as the nephew's wife; fortunately, driving is not a taxing activity. While four Playboy playmates cavort in various degrees of undress (no full frontal nudity), the mystery of who is selling computer secrets manages to also get uncovered.

Rewind Wednesday

Wednesday 7th @ 7:30pm (hr 51min)
Drama/ Indie Film (Google)
Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh - on whom both girls have a crush - their friendship is forever changed.

Screening in VHS

The Shape of Water (2017)
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th @ 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm(2hrs 3min)
Adventure/ Drama/ Fantasy
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th @ 9:15pm (1hr 36min)
Tuesday 6th @ 9pm
Horror (IMDB)
Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe will do everything in her power to protect her son. Is she haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?

The Great Bigfoot Bonanza of 2018!
March 10th & 11th at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco
Two days of Bigfoot, Yeti and Swamp Ape movies and documentaries with Special Guest Speakers Loren Coleman, Seth Breedlove of Small Town Monsters, Peter Von Puttkamer of Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot, Daniel Perez of the Bigfoot Times and Matt Ralston of Cryptozoologist!

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