Classic horror films on the big screen this October

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  1. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    There are so many places showing classic horror films during the month of October that I thought it'd be a good idea to list them all in one thread.

    In my neighborhood of Seattle, the Grand Illusion Cinema is having their fourth annual All Monsters Attack! horror festival. All films are shown from 35MM film prints. They will be showing the following double features (starting at 7PM) and single feature late night shows (starting at 11 PM):

    10/1-10/7: Conan the Barbarian/Conan the Destroyer

    10/1-10/2 & 10/8-10/9: The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

    10/8-10/14: The Birds/Frenzy

    10/15-10/21: Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Korloff/Dracula (1931)

    10/15-10/16 & 10/22-10/23: Devil Fetus

    10/22-10/28: Big Trouble in Little China/Night of the Creeps

    There will also be secret triple features on the 29th & 30th.

    I need to make special note of the Big Trouble in Little China/Night of the Creeps double feature because I will be hosting the Friday 10/22 show with my co-host from The Macguffin Film Podcast. We will introduce the films, conduct trivia contests, and give out prizes. Plus, the print of Big Trouble is a brand new 35MM print.

    You can find all time and pricing information at the Grand Illusion Cinema website
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    I was contemplating a thread but this will certainly do:

    H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
    October 1-2-3, 2010 • Hollywood Theatre, Portland Oregon

    The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through the cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers. The festival was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore in the hope that H.P. Lovecraft would be rightly recognized as a master of gothic horror and his work more faithfully adapted to film and television.

    They'll be screening the following films over the weekend: The Burrowers, The Unnameable, Pan's Labyrinth, The Unnameable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Whole Wide World.

    Best to look at the schedule for times: http://hplfilmfestival.com/schedule

    I'll be making the trip out because a screenplay of my own is a finalist in their competition, so I had to make an appearance for the final announcements of the winner Sunday.
     
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    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    I'll be attending a screening of HALLOWEEN 3:SEASON OF THE WITCH and TERROR IN THE AISLES (both advertised as the last surviving 35mm prints) on the 22nd and then a double bill of the original DAWN OF THE DEAD and SUSPIRIA the following night.
     
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    The Monster Movie Marathon

    The Ligonier Theatre
    208 West Main Street
    Ligonier, PA
    10/23/2010 : Noon - 2am


    Movie Schedule :
    12PM: WHITE ZOMBIE
    2PM: 13 GHOSTS
    4PM: CARNIVAL OF SOULS
    6PM: THE FLY
    8PM: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
    10PM: DEMENTIA 13
    12AM: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

    On hand will be :

    -Charles Herbert (13 GHOSTS, THE FLY, TWIGHT ZONE, HOUSE BOAT, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, THE FIVE PENNIES, MY THREE SONS, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE)

    -Stars of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Bill Hinzman, John Russo, Russ Streiner, George Kosana)

    Tickets for the whole deal are 20 bucks (That's less than 3 bucks a flik) at the door, or 15 bucks (Just over 2 bucks a flik) if you order them in advance by 10/16.

    http://www.monsterbashnews.com/moviemarathon.html
     
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    All Night Shriek O Rama in Mansfield,OH
    "Classic". Depends on your idea of classic.
    Jaws
    Tentacles
    Demons
    Burial Ground
    Laserblast
    www.greateasterntheatres.com
     
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    That double bill of Big Trouble in Little China and Night of the Creeps is about the greatest thing ever.
     
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    That's awesome,a lot of old school classics.It'd kill my back but I'd love to go to this.Sadly it's a bit too far away for me to attend.
     
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    I was actually really wanting to go, but my schedule just didn't allow it. It's only a 3-4 hour drive away, and lodging is pretty cheap, but I just couldn't work it into the budget. Too much shit going on in my life this fall, lol. There's a festival in my hometown the 2nd weekend of October that I have to hit, my best friend is getting married the 3rd weekend of October, the wife and I are throwing a Halloween bash (the first in our new house) on october 30th, and we're hitting a tattoo/sideshow convention the first weekend of November. Something had to get ditched, and it was this particular marathon. A really shame, though, IMO.
     
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    I already posted a separate thread, but on Saturday Oct. 30th at 7pm we're showing a 35mm print of Return of the Living Dead in Keene, NH along with about a half hour of assorted horror and sleeze trailers beforehand. On top of that, we'll have an intermission chock full of prize giveaways and the feature presentation will be introduced by the sketchy local TV horror host. There will also be a costume contest and a "zombie crawl" afterward.

    Tickets will soon be available at http://www.thecolonial.org
     
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    Sounds absolutely fabulous... nothing remotely similar in the UK, hate living here it is the alimentary canal of the earth!
     
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    Just curious,I've read that Halloween has gotten more attention in the U.K. in recent years.How big is it,is it pretty widely celebrated ?
     
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    Yes, but for purely commercial reasons. With a failing economy, everything that can be commercialised, is commercialised to the maximum extent possible. And a lot of feral kids (most of them over here) use it as an excuse for aggressive begging under the cover of "Trick or Treat". That causes a lot of debate, and blame for this behaviour is usually passed on to Americans! Needless to say, parents of said feral kids are totally blameless, as are large shops that promote the event from August onwards.
     
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    That is about the same situation here in Germany, except for the aggressive begging. There have been reports in newspapers about upset citizens feeling "harassed" by trick or treaters though, because they were not familiar with Halloween and the tradition of handing out sweets.
    The commercialization in Germany started very slowly about ten years ago, but these days it's almost worse than Christmas. Most see it as an opportunity to party and to get drunk. Without wearing costumes. Which comes to no surprise because German people just love to drink and party, and they will incorporate any event with their beloved (but awfully dated) techno music.
    That said, there are no October screenings of classic horror movies in Germany, or none that I know of.
     
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    In England the trick or treaters would look at you with contempt if offered sweets... all they want is money to spend at the nearest liquor store!

    I have fond memories of Germany, my first overseas holiday was in a beautiful village named Rhens whilst studying at college many years ago. Would love to return there one day. Sorry to hear the country hasn't escaped the onslaught of commercialism.

    Halloween's real meaning is limited here to a broadcast of John Carpenter's classic 1978 film. And unless that is shown by the good old BBC, you can expect advertisements every few minutes for goblin masks, electric pumpkin lamps, witches brooms or even worse - Christmas gifts!
     
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    Hasn't anybody bothered to tell them that trick or treating is for children? :lol:
     
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    Looks like there's a bunch of horror playing at the New Beverly in L.A. over the course of October.

    First up there is the 3rd Annual All Night Horror Show & Fundraiser on 10/9. Starting at 7:30 PM they will be showing:
    Tenebrae
    City of the Living Dead
    The Evil
    The Giant Claw
    Breeders
    The Outing
    and a secret movie

    The rest of the month they have the following:
    10/15 at 7:30 PM & 10/16 at 7 PM: Rosemary's Baby

    10/16 at Midnight: Madman with appearances by Paul Ehlers & producer Gary Sales

    10/19 at 7:30 PM: Parts: The Clonus Horror/The Clones double feature

    10/20 & 10/21 at 7:30 PM: Orphan/Seed of Chucky double feature. The writer of Orphan will be there on 10/20 and Seed writer/director Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, & Brad Dourif will be there on 10/21.

    10/23 at Midnight: The Sentinel (1977) with appearance by writer/novelist Jeffrey Konvitz

    10/24 & 10/25 at 7:30 PM: The Cat and the Canary/The Ghost Breakers double feature

    10/26 & 10/27 at 7:30 PM: The Curse of the Werewolf/Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed double feature

    10/28 at 7:30 PM: Dr. Phibes Rises Again/The Return of Count Yorga double feature

    10/29 & 10/30 at 7:30 PM: Trick 'r Treat/Halloween III double feature. Trick 'r Treat writer/director Michael Dougherty will there on 10/29.

    10/31 at 7 PM: The Wolf Man (1941)/The Invisible Man (1933) double feature

    You can find all the time & pricing information at the New Beverly website
     
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    Breeders and The Outing on the big screen? Awesome!
    I saw The Sentinel in the early 80s at the drive-in. I wouldn't mind watching it again with Jeffrey Konvitz appearance!
     
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    Brattle in Boston is showing Darkman, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, and Drag Me to Hell.
     
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    For all of your Western PA folks, the Oaks Theater in Oakmont, PA is showing a different film every weekend on Friday and Saturday in 10 PM throughout October:

    An American Werewolf in London
    Tales from the Crypt
    Motel Hell
    House (Hausu)
    Halloween

    http://www.theoakstheater.com/moonlitmatinee.html

    The Strand Theater in Zelienople, PA is showing The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom of the Opera October 15th and 16th:

    http://www.thestrandtheater.org/

    Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Indy theaters are showing Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Eyes Without A Face at various times:

    http://pghfilmmakers.org/exhibition/showtimes.html

    Also, there's the Eerie Horror Film Festival in Erie, PA. While they're not classic films, they are showing a ton of indy horror flicks there:

    http://www.eeriehorrorfilmfestival.com/index.html
     
  20. Erick H.

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    It's a shame that a bad lot seem to be spoiling it.On whole we don't have a whole lot of real crimes on the day,mostly minor stuff,pranks.It is very commercialized though,it is the second largest spending holiday in the States after Christmas.
     

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