Friday, April 20, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): The Endless, Dead Man, Vampire Clay

Yes, this is a the kind of Friday I like to see: one with plentiful horror and genre film playing all over the bay area! We have two new movies coming to theatres in the San Francisco area, one of which was a last minute addition to Monday's Screenings in the Bay post. The Endless will be at the Alamo Drafthouse starting tonight and will be playing into next week! I'd recommend catching it this weekend if possible, because the showtimes are much earlier next week. And if you took my advise and got tickets for the 7:30 show, you'll also get to see an intro by directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, as well as a Q&A. There are still tickets left for the 10:15pm show, which will also be introduced by the pair.

But what if I'm not into movies about cults?? Well, Midnites for Maniacs also has something going on tonight! They've teamed up with Spoke Art once more to present the 4K restoration of Dead Man, AND give attendees the opportunity to buy the limited run of the print shown below. There are only 100 of these printed! And be sure to stick around at the Roxie afterwards so you can catch the only screening of Vampire Clay that they have scheduled! It looks insane!

Opening This Week

Select Theatres/VOD Friday 20th (1hr 38min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror's Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock's Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child. Even scarier: each of these macabre stories seems to have sinister connection to Professor Goodman's own life. WIll they make a believer of him yet?

Opens Friday 20th (1hr 36min)
Thriller (IMDB)
In the action packed thriller, Traffik, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple is surprised by the arrival of two friends, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against the gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor, and produced by Roxanne Avent, Paula Patton and Taylor. 

Friday 20th @ 7:30pm & 10:15pm (1hr 51min)
Saturday 21st @ 7:25pm & 9:50pm
Sunday 22nd @ 4:55pm & 9pm
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will intro both showtimes on Friday 20th,
& do a Q&A after the 7:30 show!

Midnites 4 Maniacs 
Spoke Art

Friday 20th @ 7pm (2hrs)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Western (IMDB)
Jim Jarmusch takes his quirky, uniquely modern sensibilities back in time, with this western black comedy about a city slicker turned gunfighter, on the run with an enigmatic Indian buddy in the Northwest wilderness.

4K Resotation!

Nippon Nights Presents

Friday 20th @ 9:15pm (1hr 20min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A plasticine demon devours the denizens of a rural art school.

By George!

Saturday 21st @ 9:30pm (1hr 41min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
David Dutten is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house, after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh -- with insanity. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won't let anyone in or out -- even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

By George!

Sunday 22nd @ 7:30pm (1hr 33min)
Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this romantic melodrama, a recently-discharged young army veteran finds a girlfriend who is willing to support him. When she discovers that she is pregnant, she goes through a lot of soul-searching. Landing on his feet, the army veteran decides to take up his father's offer of a job.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Friday 20th @ 7:30pm (1hr 15min)
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd @4:40pm & 7:30pm
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
Dr. Frankenstein is forced to tempt fate once again by creating a suitable mate for his monster.


Frankenstein (1931)
Friday 20th @ 6:05pm (1hr 10min)
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd @ 6:05pm & 8:55pm
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
"Frankenstein" is a film about a mad, obsessed scientist, Dr. Henry Frankenstein", who creates a monster, by taking body parts from dead people. Upon placing a brain inside the head of the monster, Henry and his assistant Fritz are amazed that the experiment is alive. When the monster mistakenly kills Maria, a young girl he meets down by the river, the town is up in arms and aims to bring the monster to justice. They find the monster and his creator in an old windmill, where the monster is attempting to kill his maker.


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