Friday, October 12, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Sorceress Sabbath Witchcraft Film Festival, Night of the Living Dead, Sinister Creature Con

We stand at the eve of a VERY eventful week so get ready to make some tough decisions. 

Saturday and Sunday the next season of Sinister Creature Con will be at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento, and you can bet a certain Overlook Hour host will be in attendance. And if you plan to join him (and some of the other Overlook creatures) you can get discounted tickets on Groupon before they're all gone!

Tomorrow the Super Shangri-La Show's Sorceress Sabbath Witchcraft Film Festival will be at the Balboa Theatre, but tonight they're warming up at the Empress Garden with a preparty filled with card readings, live music, and visuals. Get all the details on their Facebook. And be sure to come back to the Balboa on Sunday for the first installment of 16 Millimurder which will be hosted by out friend Harry Nordlinger. The movie will be Night of the Living Dead and will kick off at 7:30.

Opening This Week

Opens Friday 12th (1hr 30min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save mom and foil Slappy's wicked plan.

Limited Theatres/VOD Friday 12th (1hr 38min)
Thriller (IMDB)
Bella Thorne stars in this spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

The Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Saturday 13th @ 11:50
The Super Shangri-La Show presents a Day and Late Evening of Witches! 
9 Films and Special Guests!

16 Millimurder Presents

Sunday 14th @ 7:30pm (1hr 36min)
Horror (IMDB)
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Screening in 16mm

November Fire Records Presents

I Believe in Halloween (2018)
Screening All Weekend (1hr)
Documentary (IMDB)
"It was a dark and stormy night." That's how it begins, right? A good Halloween story has those elements, the basics. "I Believe in Halloween" is just that, from interviews with kids telling us what Halloween means to them and fun music videos, to vintage footage and photos, antique postcards, advertisements, decorations, and costumes. This celebration of Halloween is complete with a toe-tapping soundtrack of nine classic Halloween songs that Bryan Kehoe and HobGoblin recreated. Your jack o' lanterns will be grinning. No tricks, all treats! Come enjoy a nostalgic, dark and stormy trip through what makes Halloween the greatest holiday ever!

Double Feature

Dial M for Murder in 3-D (1954)
Saturday 13th @ 3:15pm & 7pm (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Thriller (Google)
"An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B."


Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Saturday 13th @ 5:15pm & 9pm (1hr 29min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (Rotten Tomatoes)
Adapted from a radio play, this thriller is about a rich invalid who overhears two men plotting a murder through a crossed telephone line. During the course of the conversation, she discovers that one of the voices belongs to her husband. Soon, she realizes that she is the planned victim.


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