It’s that time of year again where kids dress up like goblins and girls put on a leotard, heels and some animal ears and call it a mouse. . . d’uh. But if you’re looking for something else or something a little extra to do this Halloween here’s a round-up of all the Halloween themed screenings in the area.
Also, stay tuned for a new section highlighting some of these awesome venues in the upcoming weeks!
Halloween weekend brings a close to 92Y Tribeca’s “Fright Fest” program with a bang. The main attraction is a 35mm print screening of the complete METROPOLIS(1927, accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra. Released earlier this year at Berlinale this version of METROPOLIS is a mere 4 minutes shorter than the original which premiered in 1927.
Friday, October 29th at 9
DRACULA RETURNS FROM THE GRAVE
Another gem from the Not Coming to a Theatre Near You series presented by the blog of the same name is the 1968, DRACULA RETURNS FROM THE GRAVE (Freddie Francis). DRACULA, produced under the once thriving British horror company, Hammer Films (affectionately known at the time as “Hammer Horror”), features one of their lead actors, Christopher Lee as Dracula, in his third interpretation of the iconic role for the production company.
Saturday, October 30th at 7
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
See the original and a young Johnny Depp at midnight this weekend at the IFC Center. No real description needed, you’ve already met Freddy Kreuger in your dreams.
Friday Oct 28th and Saturday October 29th at 12:15 am
Larry Fessenden: 25 Years of Glass Eye Pix
Concluding the two week retrospective at Brooklyn’s newest joint to watch a picture (and grab a drink, there’s a bar in the theatre) are films directed by the horror great and produced by his NYC based production company, Glass Eye Pix. Friday go early and catch a double feature of Larry Fessenden’s 1991, NO TELLING, with Fessenden in person and later his 2006 horror epic, THE LAST WINTER, staring Ron Perlman and James Le Gros. Sunday, Halloween, see a Ti West double feature, with THE ROOST (2005) and his latest with THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009) co-starring Greta Gerwig.
BRAIN BLUDGEON/TALES FROM THE QUADED ZONE
Friday, midnight, come see a free gory double feature. First up is BRAIN BLUDGEON (2010), a 30 minute short is a found footage film from forgotten horror films. The second, TALES FROM THE QUADED ZONE (1987, Chester Turner) is an essential shot-on-video underground masterpiece.
Which one will you see? Tell us in the comments!
Oh, and Happy Halloween!