Monday, December 31, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday 31st to Sunday 6th): Escape Room, Panic Room, Mandy

Here we are in the last day of 2018, about to start a whole new calendar. And as always, there's a lot to look forward to this month and in the months to come. But this first week of 2019 is a bit bare, with no Terror Tuesday or Weird Wednesday screenings. We are getting a new movie at the end of the week, and it looks pretty interesting despite being PG-13. 

If you're looking for a dark theatre to spend New Year's Eve in, the Clay Theatre has temporarily moved The Rocky Horror Picture Show to tonight, as opposed to screening Saturday at midnight, so you can sing and quote your way into the next year. However you spend it, I hope you enjoy the night! And Happy New Year!!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 3rd (1hr 40min)
Opens Friday 4th
Action/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

Double Feature

Rear Window (1954)
Sunday 6th @ 2:35pm & 7pm (1hr 52min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. As he watches his neighbors, he assigns them such roles and character names as "Miss Torso" (Georgine Darcy), a professional dancer with a healthy social life or "Miss Lonelyhearts" (Judith Evelyn), a middle-aged woman who entertains nonexistent gentlemen callers. Of particular interest is seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), who is saddled with a nagging, invalid wife. One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife's incessant bray comes to a sudden halt. Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion. Trouble is, Jeffries' musings just might happen to be the truth.


Panic Room (2002)
Sunday 6th @ 4:45pm & 9:05pm (1hr 52min)
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
After purchasing a brownstone in New York, a thirty-something divorced woman and her daughter are forced to take advantage of the hidden room - the "panic room" - when intruders break into their home.

Monday 31st @ 11:55pm (1hr 41 min)
Comedy/ Scifi/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.

Midnight Madness

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th @ 11:55pm (2hrs)
Action/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

Wednesday 2nd @ 9:15pm (1hr 50min)
Fantasy/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It's almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can't identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore's terrifying revelations.


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