Movies

Halloween Movies to give you Chills

Halloween Movies can be found throughout October. LA loves classic Halloween movies, film fest, Halloween movie marathons. Outdoors, indoors, simple theaters, part of a party, anyway you want to party.

Going to a Halloween movie in October in Los Angeles is much more of an event than just sitting down with popcorn to watch a slasher. There are numerous movie theaters combining live action with the silver screen. Also it’s a great time of year to catch a chill watching silent movies in large format and live music.

We’re changing how we handle movies.  In most cases, we’re now listing just location.  Just click though to the theaters that are convenient to  you can explore their great selection of Halloween movies.

We will be adding movie info up until the last moment because of the way they schedule shows.

Special Halloween Movie Presentations

Many theaters have special screens planned for Halloween and the weekend before. Pick up a paper or hit www.MovieFone.com and check out the theaters.

Tasty treats range from Silent Movies to Cult Classics…

Mixed format – Movies & Actors

Just because a movie’s on the big screen, doesn’t mean you just sit there and watch. Audience participation is so much more fun.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast – Movie w/ live cast

Main fan site: http://www.rockyhorror.com/

Looking for the live theater presentations here

2017 Update The ultimate Halloween midnight move show. Get out the rice, your fishnets, clean underwear and get ready to time warp with the entire audience! Special days make this movie so much more fun because you’ll have the best of the “live casts”, extra events, wall to wall folks all ready to let go modern problems and reenact that dark and stormy night when the innocent meet whole wacky Transylvania group. You may have no voice left by the time the movie is out… but it’s a great stress relievers… as well as just nostalgic, naughty fun.

Please check the web sites for each movie theater to know what is allowed for props. Some do have kits you can buy. If you can buy in advance, do. Halloween nights are crowded. Remember to bring your ID!

These groups run specials for costumes on certain performances and also do other Shadowcasts. Lots of different kinds of fun if you can drop your inhibitions.

Info: midnight showing will probably be the Saturday of Halloween – this varies by theatre. Check their listings the weekend before as well.

 

  • Cast: K.A.O.S. from the The Frida Cinema http://thefridacinema.org/  
    • Info:  Friday the 13 event detail  or  Facebook detail
      • Friday, October 13, 2017
        • 11:00
      • The Frida Cinema
        • 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana
      • Buy tickets in advance – $10
      • It’s Friday the 13th in October!! Of course The Frida’s resident shadow cast K.A.O.S. have taken notice of this rare union of horror-staple dates, and they’re putting together a Friday the 13th-themed show to remember!  Join us for The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Friday the 13th Edition!  Join us as K.A.O.S. presents their award-winning all-dancing, all-costumed, all-lip-syncing show! And keep an eye out for a dude in a hockey mask…Forget to bring your newspapers, rubber gloves, playing cards, and/or toilet paper?? Remember – Prop Bags are on sale at every Rocky Horror event for only $2, and support K.A.O.S.’ props and costumes!  Let’s do the Time Warp…again!

 

 

 

  • Cast: Creative  Imaginations –  http://crazedimaginations.net/      or Facebook
    • Info for San Diego Area:
      • The Ken CinemaSaturday, October 21 & 28, 2017

        • 3rd Saturday of the month normally
        • 4061 Adams Avenue, San Diego
        • Tickets $8.50
      • La Paloma Theater  –   Every Friday, October, 2017

        • 471 South Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas
        • Tickets: $10 cash
        • Friday the 13th, catch Friday the 13th at 8pm and lingerie night RHPS at midnight
      • Costume and props encouraged, but see site for limitation

 

The www.moviefone.com or www.fandango.com/ will give you all the theatre details.

Silent Movies

See the silent movie classics up on the big screen. Halloween makes these black and white gems all the more fun…

Halloween Horror Fest with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

2017 Update Old Town El Segundo present old movies with a classic style. It combines the drama of a silent classic film with a live musical presentation. The Wurlitzer Organ plays a short prologue prior to each film presentation. What a way to get into the mood for a spooky movie.

Silent films are accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer, a massive 1925 wind-powered pipe organ that has been meticulously preserved so that silent classics can be experienced with live musical accompaniment, just as they did when they were first shown. It’s something you really have to see and hear to believe.

The theater will be tastefully decorated for this classic Halloween presentation which is suitable for all ages.

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along, and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920)

  • Silent w/ Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
  • John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst star
  • Fri-Sun, October 6-8, 2017 

Nosferatu (1922)

  • Silent w/ Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
  • Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff star
  • Fri-Sun, October 13-15, 2017 Early Open

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

  • Silent w/ Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
  • Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher star
  • Fri-Sun, October 20-22, 2017 Early Open

Phantom of the Opera (1925)  Silent

  • Silent w/ Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
  • Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry star
  • Fri-Sun, October 27-29, 2017

  • Info: http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/  or  (310)322-2592. or Facebook
    • The Old Town Music Hall,
      • 140 Richmond St., El Segundo.
    • Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm & 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm
      • Doors open 30 minutes before film
    • Movies: $10/ Cash or Check only / No pre-sale

Horror in the Hall:

Halloween Organ w/Silent Film – at the Music Center

Phantom of the Opera (1925)  Silent

2017 Update Just imagine – the audience screamed or fainted at the now-famous unmasking of the Phantom (Lon Chaney in his ghastly, self-created makeup). The 1925 thriller remains one of the most unforgettable horror films of the silent era.

Annual Halloween event, featuring the classic landmark silent film with renowned organist Clark Wilson returning to provide the soundtrack live on the hall’s magnificent pipe organ.

Flickers From the Silver Screen – The Howard Museum

A Vintage Halloween Show

2017 Update The Burbank Historical Society invites you to a frightfully delightful program.  Come feel the real spirit of Halloween.  You will be entertained by vintage silent horror films accompanied by their original music.  The program will be lead by Galen Wilkes  to stirm up the imagination in some of the scariest and most fun ways!  Our program will include a presentation of Halloween vintage theater slides, silent horror, comedy shorts, some talking, a sing-a-long, music, and artifacts from the Ragtime Era.  Refreshments will be severed.

There are many more silent movie screenings around this Halloween.  Check out our Historic section for options of a picnic  under the stars and a silent movie.


Outdoors Movie Screenings

Cemetery Screenings

2017 Update Ever wanted to catch a scary movie in a cemetery??? Here’s your chance. Bring a picnic dinner, spread a blanket, listen to a DJ spinning tunes before and after. Full list of how to best enjoy your night.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Start the Halloween season with the spooky comedy that became a smash hit!  Comedy greats Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as the original GHOSTBUSTERS. After being fired from a university, the DIY spectre ejectors go into business for themselves and offer their services for all supernatural elimination needs. Catching ghosts all over the city, the four intrepid men become overnight celebrities. But when the supernatural forces begin to appear everywhere, they realize they’re in a battle to save the world. Sigourney Weaver also stars as a beautiful and talented woman threatened by dark forces.

See the 80s zany amazingness that became a sensation under the stars with beer, wine and a picnic with DJ Chris Holmes. Proton packs not provided. Who you gonna call?

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 Early Open
    • Gate: 5:30 / Show 7:15
  • Tickets: $16

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A tribute to George Romero! Brand new unseen restoration!  Intelligent, crafty and terrifying, the late great George Romero single-handedly started the zombie horror genre.

A group of desperate individuals (led by Duane Jones) seeks refuge in an abandoned house to escape flesh-eating zombies ready to feast. The sanctuary becomes a prison as the captives struggle to keep the cannibalistic dead out and any sense of order in. A master of horror, Romero became a star as his clever film became an instant cult classic.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience, dress up for our free Photo Booth, pack a picnic with beer and wine and see Night of the Living Dead in the cemetery if you dare!  Our friends at Freixenet Cava will be on-site to toast this Halloween event with some complimentary bubbly for our guests with 21+ valid ID. With DJ Gaslamp Kille

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017Early Open
    • Gates 5:45 / Show 7:30
  • Tickets: $16

 

Heritage Square Halloween

It Came for Outer Space in 3-D (1953)

2017 Update “A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely. ”

Come join us at the Square Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and we will begin the film once it is sufficiently dark. 3-D glasses will be provided. Drinks, popcorn and snacks will be available to purchase. You are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, chairs, blankets, and jackets for a spooky movie night under the stars.

  • Info: http://heritagesquare.org/ or or 323-225-2700 or event detail
  • Heritage Square Museum
    • 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles
    • (Exit 110-Pasadena Freeway at Avenue 43)
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7pm Early Open
      • Saturday night, movie $10, free for museum members,

Also check out a spook-tacular time at Heritage Square during the Halloween Mourning Tours

Cemetery Screening @ Sunnyside Cemetery – Long Beach

Nosferatu (1922) w/ Live Original Score

2017 Update  Directed by F.W. Murnau and based on Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, Vampire Count Orlok look for a new home and a wife.  We bring classic cinema to historic Sunnyside Cemetery with F.W. Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu, screened against a live original score by  Balboa Amusement Company Orchestra.

  • Info:  http://thefridacinema.org/ or  Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017  Early Open
      • Gates open at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm
    • Tickets: $15 – Buy in advance or at door (cash only) / Under 5 free / Free for Frida Members

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978)

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town to kill again. Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis.  SpectiCast, in association with Compass International Pictures, is distributing a RESTORED and REMASTERED digital version of the groundbreaking 1978 chiller.

  • Info:  http://thefridacinema.org/ or Event Detail
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017  
      • Gates open at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm
    • Tickets: $12-15 – Buy in advance or at door (cash only) / Under 5 free / Free for Frida Members

Guests are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and/or blankets for their comfort, as well as food/picnic baskets. Food trucks will be on site, so feel free to come hungry!  Limited parking is available on site on a first-come, first-served basis – please carpool.  Parking will be stacked, park on side streets if you wish to leave early.

Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema is a collaboration between the Long Beach Cinematheque, The Frida Cinema, and Lola’s Mexican Cuisine.

  • Info:  /thefridacinema.org/
    • Gates open at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm
      • Tickets will be refunded in case of rain.
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
      • 1095 E Willow St, Long Beach
      • Parking will be stacked, park on side streets if you wish to leave early. Carpooling recommended
    • All ages event, but under 17 requires parent or guardian

Evergreen Cemetery – Tombstone Cinema – Riverside New Event

2017 Update Family movies in the  Evergreen Cemetery.  Please Bring low back chairs and/or blankets to sit on.  Visit our Snack Bar for $2 Pizza by the slice.  $1 each for Popcorn, Candy & Drinks.

Ghostbusters ( 1984)  & Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Ghostbusters: Join Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver as Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Hotel Transylvania: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.

  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 
    • Starts at 6pm / Gates open at 5pm

Hocus Pocus (1993) & Corpse Bride (2005)

Hocus Pocus: After three centuries, the three witch Sanderson sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Corpse Bride:  From the magical hands of Tim Burton: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 
    • Starts at 6pm / Gates open at 5pm

Please Bring low back chairs and/or blankets to sit on.  Visit our Snack Bar for $2 Pizza by the slice.  $1 each for Popcorn, Candy & Drinks.

  • Info: http://evergreen-cemetery.info/  or  Event Info
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • 4414 14th Street, Riverside
      • (at the corner of 14th Street and Pine)
      • Street parking available around the cemetery.
    • Tickets: $15 / Kids under 10 free / Group tickets available
    • NO: Pets, Bikes, Skateboards or Scooters!

Beachfront Cinema – Huntington Beach

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)  New Event

2017 Update Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween – but alas, they can’t get it quite right.

  • Info:  http://beachfrontcinema.com/  or  details
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017  Early Open
      • 5-10pm
    • Huntington State Beach
      • Newland & PCH, Huntington Beach
    • Tickets: $14 / $10 for 4 or more / $65 Delux package
      • Under 3 free
    • ADA accommodations requires 2 weeks notice

Freida on the Roof – Free Screening – Santa Ana New Event

Hocus Pocus (1993)

2017 Update Poor Sanderson sisters… 300 years ago, Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) were sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. Due to a series of magical mishaps, they’ve woken back up – and they’re mad! But before the Sanderson sisters can take over Salem, they’ll have to face Max, Allison and Dani – a group of teens hell-bent on stopping the Sandersons before they slay all of Salem’s teens! Flying vacuums, enchanted candles, and bad teeth shall befall you on this haunting madcap journey!

Bring a blanket, towel, LOW-BACK chair, or anything else you need to get comfy and enjoy a movie under the stars! Picnic baskets welcome.  See website for dining and snack options.

  • Info:  http://thefridacinema.org  or Event Detail  or Facebook
    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
      • Roof opens at 5:30 / Show at 7:30
    • Right by the Freida Theater
      • 4th Floor Rooftop of the parking lot located at 301 E. 5th Street, Santa Ana
      • accessible off Spurgeon Street between 4th and 5th Streets
      • Parking in the same structure.
    • Alcohol is prohibited at the Parking Structure. Pets MUST be kept on a leash at all times. Smoking section available behind the audience.
    • Free

Zombie Outdoors Screening – The Greek New Event

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

2017 Update Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Come out to the Greek Theatre for a special presentation of SHAUN OF THE DEAD with zombies, pints and other surprises! Come dressed as your favorite SHAUN OF THE DEAD character.  Guests are encouraged to come in costume as their favorite Shaun of the Dead character.  All attendees will receive a special Shaun of the Dead t-shirt while supplies last.  Presented by Fandango & Focus Features.

The Walking Dead (Episode 100) – The Greek New Event

The Walking Dead & Talking Dead

2017 Update In celebration of the 100th episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, we are inviting fans to attend ‘The Walking Dead 100 Premiere Night’.  Attend a special screening of The Walking Dead season eight premiere followed by a special two-hour live Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick and the cast of The Walking Dead. Join The Walking Dead Rewards Club and you could nab a spot at the premiere event. Click here to sign-up: www.twdrewards.com

  • Info:  https://www.lagreektheatre.com/   or Event Detail
    • Sunday, October 22, 2017  

      • Doors open at 3:30 / close at 5:30 / Event starts at5pm
    • The Greek Theatre
      • 2700 North Vermont Canyon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles
    • Tickets:  Are free, but you must sign up on their fan site.   Sets of tickets are drawn every day up to Oct 17th.  See the site for more details.
    • Costumes: Your favorite Walking Dead cosplay

Haunted Little Tokyo Outdoor Movies  New Event 

2017 UpdateSpooktacular nights in the Heart of LA throughout October!  Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are invited to experience Little Tokyo this October as the neighborhood transforms into a series of ghoulish games, scrumptious bites & haunted nights.

HAUSU (1977)

Celebrate Friday the 13th with a screening cult Japanese Horror classic. Bring your own seating and blankets, grab a bite from a food truck, and sip on some beer and wine while enjoying a scary movie in the plaza in front of the historic, Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo.

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Family-friendly screening of a fantasy anime favorite, Studio Ghibli’s, Kiki’s Delivery Service! Bring your own seating and blankets for a fun adventure with witch trainee, Kiki, and her familiar spirit, a talking black cat named Jiji.

Dark Water (2002)

The horror film series continues.  Bring your own seating and blankets, grab a bite from a food truck and sip on some beer and wine while enjoying a scary movie in the plaza in front of the historic, Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Family-friendly screening of a fantasy anime favorite, Studio Ghibli’s, My Neighbor Totoro! Bring your own seating and blankets for a fun adventure with Satsuke & Mei, as they explore their new home and neighborhood and meet the cuddly, playful creature known as Totoro.

Ju-On (2002)

The horror film series culminates with a screening of the 2002 Japanese supernatural horror film, Ju-On. Bring your own seating and blankets, grab a bite from a food truck and sip on some beer and wine.

 

Rooftop Cinema Club – Los Angeles

Watch cult, classic and new releases on the rooftops.  Wireless headphones, spectacular views, comfy deck chairs, iconic movies.

  • Info: http://rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/
    • October
    • Downtown  Los Angeles
      • LEVEL Furnished Living
        • 888 S Olive St, Los Angeles
        • (Downtown LA, between 8th and 9th)
      • Alcohol via pre-purchased tickets, food available
      • Valet parking on site, street parking available
      • 21+
    • Hollywood
      • Ricardo Montalban Theatre
        • 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles
        • (Between Hollywood Blvd and Selma Ave)
      • Alcohol purchase onsite for 21+
      • Parking options nearby, see website
      • 18+
      • Stair access only!


Scary Modern Movie Ideas

Special Movie Presentations & Classics

Cinespia – Labyrinth (1985) & Masquerade Ball   New Event

2017 Update A Halloween weekend phantasmagoria at a Gothic movie palace!  Join us for a dreamy night of fantasy, magic and a masquerade ball in one of the most opulent movie palaces in the world! The dark musical fable features the superstar who fell to earth David Bowie in his enchanting role as the glam rock fairy-tale dandy, Jareth the Goblin King, supported by a cast of bewitching monsters from visionary Jim Henson.  An unearthly evening full of illusions and delight and Labyrinth on the big screen! With magic shows, live music, full bars, photo booth and surprises aplenty to explore in the hauntingly historic Los Angeles Theatre.  Our friends at Freixenet Cava will be on-site to toast this Halloween event with some complimentary bubbly for our guests.

  • Info: http://cinespia.org/ or Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
      • Doors open at 7pm / Movie starts at 9pm
    • The Los Angeles Theatre
      • 615 S Broadway, Los Angles
    • Tickets: $35 / Premium $85
      • 21+ (with ID)
    • Costume Required for Entry

La Belle et la Bête (1946) – LA Opera  New Event

Beasty Ball

2017 Update The screening the French Clasical tale of Beauty and the Beast, La Belle et la Bête,  is expanded with music and voice.  A familiar fairy tale takes on a broader and deeper subject—the transformative power of love and art. Jean Cocteau’s stunningly beautiful 1946 French cinematic masterpiece of Beauty and the Beast is recast with an enchanting new soundtrack by Philip Glass. The modern maestro works his own magic around the shimmering spectacle by replacing the film’s original music and dialogue with nothing less than a classical opera, performed by live singers synchronized with the actors in the film.

Three special presentations at the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel will feature four vocalists performing along with the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman while the movie screens.

Friday night includes admission to the Beasty Ball.  Halloween night participants enjoy an After-Party and Costume Contest.

  • Info: https://www.laopera.org  or  Event Detail
    • Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday – October 28, 29, 31, 2017
      • Oct 28 – 8pm – Includes The Theatre at ACE Hotel’s Beastly Ball!
      • Oct 29 – 2pm – Movie w/ Opera only
      • Halloween – 8pm – Includes Halloweeen after-party & Costume Contest
    • Theatre at Ace Hotel
      • 933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
    • Tickets:  Vary by day and seating / $25-$129
    • Dweller-of-the-night attire encouraged.

Dracula (1931) – with Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet New Event

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Costa Mesa

2017 Update See the 1931 horror classic Dracula starring Bela Lugosi on the big screen accompanied by a live performance of the film’s hypnotic instrumental score by legendary composer and pianist Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet.

Considered to be one of the most influential composers ever to work in film, Philip Glass has reinvented the relationship between music and the moving image. Rather than simply providing music as accompaniment to an otherwise finished film, Glass considers music an essential narrative force and has worked as a true collaborator with many directors. The events are a synthesis of music concert and film event—the merger creates an intense performance experience far more powerful than cinema alone.

The Trepany House – Steve Allen Theater

Eggshells (1969) & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

2017 Update A night to celebrate Tobe Hooper! Drive-In screening of Hooper’s Hippy first film Egshells and then the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre. With a live Panel discussing Hooper legacy: John Landis, Stuart Gordon, and Mick Garris! Poster by David Hartman, drive in technology by Hollywood MobMov.

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8-11:30 PM 

    • Event detail
    • Tickets: In Theater:  $10 / 2 in Drive in car: $20 / 4 or more in Drive in car : $40

Sex Magic and the Occult

UC Berkeley professor Mel Gordon returns to the Steve Allen Theater to give one final Mondo Lecture on Sex Magic and the Occult. With art installation by Dan Wininger.

  • Saturday, October 21 at 8-11 PM 

American Cinematheque

 Halloween Horror at the Egyptian

Forever Hollywood (1999) & Historic Egyptian Theatre Tour

2017 Update Enjoy a day in historic Hollywood at the home of Hollywood’s first movie premiere! Take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers’ boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history.

Tours will start promptly at 10:30 AM at the box office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer’s boxes and the projection booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. Tours will be held rain or shine.

Please note that the documentary film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD will no longer accompany our Egyptian Theatre tour on a monthly basis. The film will screen on select occasions only – keep an eye on our schedule for updates.

  • Event Detail
  • Sat, October 14, 2017 / 10:30 tour / 11:40 movie Early Open
    • Tickets:  $15 combo / $12 member/student/senior .  See website for more options
    • Addition tours, each month

Info: http://www.egyptiantheatre.com or http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events

    • Egyptian Theatre
      • 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
      • between Las Palmas and McCadden, just east of Highland Avenue

American Cinematheque – Halloween Horror at the Aero

2017 Update  Classic horror movies on the big screen, include…

Suspira (1977)

Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett and Udo Kier star in this landmark giallo inspired by an essay by 19th-century opium eater Thomas De Quincey. Argento’s magnum opus (the first of his “Three Mothers” trilogy) mixes witchcraft, nubile young flesh and expressionist set design into a truly hellish brew. SUSPIRIA is as visually ravishing as it is violent.

The Haunting (1963)

Paranormal researcher Richard Johnson leads a team of clairvoyants (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom) to determine if the notorious, bad karma-filled Hill House is truly haunted. What he doesn’t bargain for is intensely neurotic Harris developing an unhealthy sensitivity to the mansion’s evil-charged atmosphere. Based on Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House, this is one of the all-time classics of the genre. In supernatural CinemaScope! With Russ Tamblyn.

Carnival of Souls (1962)

After a devastating car accident that kills her friends, Mary Henry takes a new job in a new town and tries to start over – but a phantom figure follows her until she visits an abandoned carnival and dark secrets come to light. Herk Harvey’s surrealist masterpiece is one of the great classics of the horror genre.

Discussion following with star Candace Hilligoss, who will sign her book, The Odyssey and the Idiocy, Marriage to an Actor, a Memoir, at 6:30 PM in the lobby.

 

  • Aero Theatre
    • 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street, Santa Monica

Alex Film Society

The Brides of Dracula (1960) – A Hammer Film

2017 Update The 2017 Alex Film Society Halloween Event will feature a full length stage production of Hollywood Scares! …a classic, “all ghoul” send-up of the long running Hollywood Squares quiz show. Writer, actor and stand-up comedian Dana Gould will join forces with AFS to present an evening of challenging classic horror trivia and irreverent humor. No soft balls allowed …our questions will test all the arcane knowledge that horror fans have been hording in those Brains That Would Not Die!

This year we are saluting the vintage horror produced by Hammer Films.  In the late 1950s, London based Hammer brought exciting new life to the horror film genre. Brides of Dracula (1960) was the first follow-up to Horror of Dracula (1958).  Many fans consider Brides… to one of the greatest in the Hammer canon. The scenery is beautiful, the well-constructed plot has globs of gothic perversity, the ladies are as lovely as ever and Peter Cushing is at the top of his game.  So join us and find out the real name of Baron Frankenstein’s demonic assistant. And, no… it was not Igor!

Plus, Our Halloween Cartoon: A WITCH’S TANGLED HARE (1959, Abe Levitow) features Bugs Bunny’s cackling green-skinned nemesis, Witch Hazel, in a Shakespearian mash up that includes a sprinkling of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and the Scottish Play. With great voice work by Mel Blanc and the legendary and often unsung June Foray, whose voice acting career spanned an incredible 8 decades.

    • 7:30
  • Alex Theatre
    • 216 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale
  • Tickets: $16 / See web for other pricing details

 

 The Frida Cinema – Santa Ana

A Month of Stephen King

2017 Update In October we present adapted works of the proclaimed Master of Horror Stephen King! Each King adaptation will screen Wednesday and Thursday night, with a weekend encore – full schedule below!

Carrie (1976)

Brian De Palma’s chilling 1976 film Carrie kicks off a series of four films.  Sensitive and withdrawn teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces brutal bullying from her classmates, only to come home to more abuse from her fanatically pious mother Margaret.  Her telekinetic powers unleash after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

  • October 4th (7:30pm), 5th (7:30pm), and 7th (5pm), 2017

Pet Sematary (1989)

Mary Lambert’s ultra-creepy chillerDoctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds’ cat is accidentally killed, Crandall tells Louis about the local old pet cemetery – apparently dead things that are buried there don’t stay dead long.

  • October 11th (7:30pm), 12th (7:30pm), & 14th (5:30pm)

Creepshow (1982)

An anthology of short but terrifying tales contained within a single full-length feature directed by George A. Romero.  This film conjures horror and sci-fi scares alike. In one story, a monster escapes from its holding cell; another focuses on a husband (Leslie Nielsen) with a creative way of getting back at his cheating wife; a rural man (played by Stephen King himself) meets a visitor from outer space; a homeowner (E.G. Marshall) has a pretty massive bug problem; and let’s not forget everyone’s favorite Father’s Day cake…

  • October 18th (7:30pm), 19th (7:30pm), & 22nd (5pm), 2017

The Shining(1980)

Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying masterpiece of looming dread.  Jack Nicholson delivers one of his most unhinged and iconic performances as Jack Torrance, a struggling writer who takes a job as the winter caretaker of the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions that only get worse the more time he spends at the creepy hotel.

  • October 25th (7:30pm), 26th (7:30pm), & 28th (5pm), 2017

The Freida Cinema plays many more Horror Classics throughout the month of October.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4k, Victor Crowley, Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist Directors Extended Cut, The Rocky Horror Picture Show,  Halloween III: Season of the Witch, The Lair of the White Worm, The Decent, The House the Devil Built, Halloween.

Resident Evil (2002) and Umbrella Cocktail Party

  • October 14, 2017 – 8pm
  • Tickets : $15

Come in your best Resident Evil cosplay, enjoy themed drinks served in T-Virus style cocktail glasses, play trivia games, and enter Nostalgic Nebula’s prize giveaways! All Ages event.  Alcoholic beverages will be on sale for our 21 + guests, with photo ID.  Laser and fog effects may be in use during the event.  Scare actors may be present. 

CGV Haunted Cinema  New Event

2017 Update Screening this season’s scary movies CGV Cinemas Buena Park will be transformed into a haunted movie theater in the run up to the Halloween holiday. After purchasing a movie ticket, you will be transported into a Halloween wonderland, complete with creepy decorations, spooky noises, a delicious Halloween-themed concessions menu, and – on the weekends after 7PM – live wandering zombies, clowns, and monsters just dying to take photos with you.

Leatherface (2017)

How did Leatherface become Leatherface.  Follow him during his teenage years.

Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw may have been dead for 10 years… but the bodies turning up have his signature.

  • Info: http://cgvhauntedtheater.com
    • Friday-Sunday, October 13-31, 2017
    • CGV Cinemas Buena Park
      • 6988 Beach Blvd, Buena Park
    • Tickets:  Regular movie price.
      • If you have Knots Berry Farm season passes, you can get free movie passes.  Also see website for contests for free tickets.

Zombie House Party – Beverly Hills New Event

Screening of 28 Days Later (2002)

2017 Update Celebrate the season, up your immunity and prepare for the apocalypse at The Saban Theatre’s inaugural Throwback Thursday Zombie House Party + special 15th anniversary screening of ’28 Days Later’.

Our pre-show includes a live terror-filled electronic music/visual set; a living dead fan art poster gallery in the lobby; blood red carpet photo opps; free zombie face painting by our makeup artists; a haunted balcony lounge; and a pre-movie Q&A with ’28 Days Later’ music composer John Murphy, moderated by True Blood star Ryan Kwanten and former Fandango editor-in-chief Chuck Walton.

The 15th anniversary screening of the zombie classic film ’28 Days Later’ plays on the Saban’s massive wall-to-wall movie palace screen and immersive, state-of-the-art sound system.  From director Danny Boyle, ’28 Days Later’ stars Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris as two survivors of an epidemic that devastates London and turns its citizens into rage-consumed, fast-moving zombies. Together with a few others, they make their way to what they hope will be a safe zone.

  • Info:    Event Detail  or (323) 655-0111
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
      • Pre-show: 6-8pm
      • Movie start: 8pm
    • Saban Theatre
      • 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills
    • Tickets: $20 / VIP $40
    • Under 18 must be accompanied by adult
    • Costumes encouraged. No backpacks or toy weapons.

El Capitan Theatre

2017 UpdateLots of fun spooky Disney for Halloween. Special exhibits.

The El Capitan Halloween Spooktactular Tour

Continue the Halloween spirit by adding a Spooktacular Backstage Tour to your movie ticket reservation.  Guest will be guided though areas of the theatre rarely open to the public.  History will be shared about the Ghosta and Haunts of this historic venue, including the origins of the Might Wurlitzer Organ.  Advance reservations are required as there is limited space per tour.  Please call in advance of booking  your movie tickets: 818- 845-3110

Hocus Pocus (1993)

You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! It’s a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth – but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat!

  • Most days, October 6-15, 2017, 4 showtimes dailyEarlyBird

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – 4D  (1993)

Watch the 1993 classic movie at the El Capitan Theatre.  The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus.  In spine-tingling 4-D (interactive sensory effects including lights, scents, wind, snow and fog) promises to be fun for the whole family.

  • October 20 – 31, 2017, 4 showtimes daily EarlyBird

Info: http://elcapitan.go.com/or 1-800-DISNEY6,

    • El Capitan Theatre
      • 6830 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood.
    • Tickets:
      • Just Show:  $14 / Seniors & Kids $11 / VIP/Group available 
    • All costumes must be family-friendly and cannot be obstructive, offensive or violent. Costumes cannot drag on the ground. Masks on kids only.  See website for more details and restrictions.

FLIXatFIG Free Screening – FIGat7th New Event 

Beetlejuice (1988)

2017 Update A recently deceased couple wish to rid their house of living humans.  Enter Beetlejuice to magnify their problems.

Be our guest for dinner and a movie inside TASTE Food Hall!  Live DJ & Happy Hour at 6pm.  Film Begins at 7pm.  * As a courtesy to our TASTE Food Hall eateries, please do not bring outside food or beverages.

Join us every 3rd Wednesday for a another free movie.

UCLA Hammer Museum

2017 Update Films show throughout the month.  Some are free.

El vampiro negro  (Argentina, 1953)

Román Viñoly Barreto co-wrote and directed this overlooked Argentinian version of Fritz Lang’s classic M (1931), which deviates from the original even more than Joseph Losey’s 1951 American remake. The prolific Nathán Pinzón – who had appeared in Viñoly Barreto’s highly acclaimed thriller La bestia debe morir a year earlier – steps into Peter Lorre’s iconic role, giving one of the most memorable performances of his long career. El vampiro negro was also an important film for Olga Zubarry. The popular star was able to display her dramatic talents in the role of a cabaret singer who witnesses a murder, winning the Argentine Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress. In addition to its solid cast and screenplay, the film benefits from striking black-and-white photography by Aníbal González Paz, one of Argentina’s most important cinematographers.

  • Saturday,  October 18, 2017
    • 3pm
  • Free

Coraline  (2009)

The feisty and adventurous 11-year-old Coraline Jones is annoyed by her family’s recent move to Oregon—until she finds a door in her new house that leads to an alternate version of her life. She’s spoiled by her new mom and dad, but when her visit becomes dangerous she must use her wits and bravery to get back home and save her family. Based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, the mesmerizing Coraline is lovingly crafted by stopmotion artist Henry Selick.

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 / 11am
  • Ages 9+
  • Free
  • Info: www.cinema.ucla.edu (in calendar) or 310-206-FILM
    • Archive screenings take place at the Billy Wilder Theater
    • Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
      • 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Check back, more items are added to the film calendar during the month.



Annual Movie Festivals

The Silent Movie Theatre – The Cinefamily’s Annual Horror Film Festival

Celebrate Halloween all October long in haunting style. The Cinefamily is an organization of movie lovers devoted to finding and presenting interesting and unusual programs of exceptional, distinctive, weird and wonderful films. Their goal is to foster a spirit of community and a sense of discovery, while reinvigorating the movie-going experience. Check their website to see clips from these “classic” scares.

– at the Silent Movie Theater unless noted.

Dark for 2017

  • Info: http://www.cinefamily.org/   for calendar or (323) 655-2520   or Full Calendar
    • Thought out  October, 2016  Early Open
    • The Silent Movie Theatre
      • 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood, California 90036, (one-half block south of Melrose Avenue).
    • Tickets:  Vary by event.  Many are free w/ a monthly membership.  Other events, discounts.

Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon – the Aero

2017 Update Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises!  All night food and coffee.

Starts with the  An American Werewolf in London (1981).   Seven films. Lineup: See site for details.  Popcorn (1991), The Tingler (1959), Hack-O-Lantern (1988), Shocker (1989), Brainscan (1994) & Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

Beyond Fest

2017 Update BEYOND FEST deliver great horror, sci-fi, fantasy and badass cinema to Los Angeles. This year we up the ante with more screenings (including more free shows).  Programming featuring 32 events and 23 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess.  Movies, music and mayhem.

The most beloved genre films are highlighted with a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes center stage for an explosive 30th anniversary one-two punch of PREDATOR and THE RUNNING MAN. The Master, Dario Argento, will be in attendance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of SUSPIRIA with screenings of Synapse Film’s 4K restoration AND the recently unearthed 35mm print. ‘Car Chases, Collisions & Conversation: An Evening with Edgar Wright and Walter Hill’ covers four decades of filmmaking and the interrelated nature of the pulsating smash BABY DRIVER and the seminal THE DRIVER in one epic night. Musical maestro, Paul Williams, will share stories from behind the mask of PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.

Mick Garris and Masters of Horror preside over a reverential tribute to two of the greats – George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper –  with a double bill featuring the West Coast premiere of MOMA and Film Foundation’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K digital restoration and TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. And the theatrical premiere of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE BOOTLEG EDITION pairs a totally gonzo WTF double bill with HOWARD THE DUCK on 70mm with Lea Thompson in person.

This year also includes numerous free programs in the adjoining Spielberg Theatre, rechristened the Shudder Theatre Tickets for free screenings will be available the day of each show on a first come, first served basis. Box office opens 90 minutes before the first program of the day.

  • Info:  http://www.beyond-fest.com/    or  Beyond Fest Film Details   or  facebook
    • Fri, Sep 29, 2016Tue, Oct 10, 2017 / Times vary
    • Egyptian Theatre
      • 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
      • between Las Palmas and McCadden, just east of Highland Avenue
    • Tickets: $12 – see site for discount options  / Some events free
      • Some screenings sell out fast.

New Beverly Cinema October Horrors

2017 Update Catch frightful double features, special screenings, meet directors and actors. Chills, screams, blood and fun. Halloween fun all October long.

All-Night Horror Show

Join us for a New Beverly tradition, our annual “AllNight Horror Show” featuring six rare feature films along with an incredible assortment of trailers, cartoons and shorts for a 12-hour marathon of the most mindblowing horror ever released on film! All titles will remain secret until they unspool on screen to surprise, shock and amaze the audience.

Spooky concessions! Bone-chilling surprises!  Will you make it until the end when the survivors exit into the daylight?

Special giveaways for the fright fiends brave enough to make it through the ENTIRE NIGHT

Lot of great horror flicks all October including:

  • Multiple Midnight: From Dust to Dawn, It Follows
  • Kiddie Matinee:  The Monster Squad, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mad Monster Party?
  • Double features:  The Omen & Holocaust 2000, Werewolf of London & The Wolf Man (1941), The Relic & Laserblast, The Bride of Frankenstein & Son of Frankenstein, Magic & The Silence of the Lambs, Horror of Dracula & Curse of Frankenstein, Sleepaway Camp II  & Sleepaway Camp III, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) & Dr. Black, Mr Hyde, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre & Eaten Alive, Repulsion & The Tenant
  • Triple Feature:  The Old Dark House (1963) & The Cat and the Canary (1939) & Scared Stiff (1953)
  • Special Guests:  Android / Creature

 

Camp Frida

Welcome to Camp Frida!  For one night only The Frida Cinema is transforming into a slasher film summer camp! Join your Camp Counselors for a night of camp activities, badges, games, and 12 hours of some of the creepiest, woodsiest, goriest films ever to make you think twice about going back to camp!

We`re kicking it off at 9pm with Sam Rami’s classic blend of camp and horror, 1981`s The Evil Dead! We`re closing it off with Raimi`s 1987 sequel, Evil Dead II!  The list of horror classics that will be sandwiched in the middle is being kept under lock and key for the safety of the campers… 

Camp Registration gets you access to the films, camp activities, and the opportunity to earn an assortment of Camp Frida goodies! We`ll hand an extra special badge to everyone who stays for the entire marathon!  

Can you survive the night?

  • Info:  http://thefridacinema.org  or  Event Detail
    • Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22, 2017 – 9pm-9am
    • The Frida Cinema
      • 305 E. 4th St. #100, Santa Ana
    • Camp Registration: $20
      • Special Event: No Passes or Member Discounts.
    • Campers are encouraged to wear sleep away camp attire! It`ll be a long night – dress comfy! 

ArcLight Presents… 31 Nights of Fright & Midnight Movies

ArcLight Presents… It’s Alive!

2017 UpdateThis October at ArcLight Cinemas, film’s favorite monsters terrorize the big screen with ArcLight Presents… It’s Alive! Experience the best that the genre has to offer as we span a lifetime of thrills and chills that will be sure to leave you petrified.

Classic Halloween Films: The Omen, Alien, The Exorcist, The Monster Squad, The Thing, A Nightmare on Elm Street, An American Werewolf in London, Psycho, Frankenstein, Rosemary’s Baby, Friday the 13th, The Mummy, Suspiria, Halloween, The Blob (1988), The Bride of Frankenstein.


Film Fest Completions

ScreamFest Horror Film and Screenplay Competition

2017 UpdateLooking for newer scary movies? How about a week of movies? Come see the latest. Also catch some of the classics with special guests, lectures and autograph sessions. Catch numerous LA premieres of the up and coming horror movies, short film festivals.

  • Info: http://screamfestla.com/ or 323-656-4SCREAM for a complete schedule and more details about ticket requirements for the special features.
    • October 10-19, 2017

    • TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
      • 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
    • Tickets: $55 for Saturday Scream Pass, $42 Bloody Sunday Pass
      • See website for festival tickets, parties or individual movies. Some will sell out quickly.

Shriekfest – The Los Angeles International Horror/SciFi Film Festival & Screenplay competition

2017 Update Shriekfest is an international festival and screenplay competition that receives submissions from all over the world. We are a festival dedicated to getting horror/thriller/sci-fi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve.

  • Info: http://www.shriekfest.com/
    • October 5-8, 2017 Early Open
    • Raleigh Studios, Chaplin Theatre, Hollywood
      • 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood
    • Tickets: can be purchased for individual events, or $120 for Festival passes
      • See site for festival tickets or individual movies. Some will sell out quickly.

ZED FEST: Low Budget Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival

2017 Update  You’ve heard of “B-Movies” right? The low budget second movie in a double feature. Movies that were bad, or so bad they’re good. Movies that demand multiple viewings and you can’t help but quote. You’ve probably have never heard of “Z-Movies” have you? The Z-Movies (or as we like to call them “Zed-Flicks”) were usually the independent micro-budget with unknown cast members, and made by Filmmakers that had dedication to complete their films. They were the early incarnation of Grindhouse and Drive In Flicks. “B’s” (Actually many of what is considered an old B-Movie today were actually “Z’s” back when they first came out.) In our opinion the “Z’s” are better.  Zed Fest Film Festival Genres:  Horror, Suspense, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Music Videos,  Super 8

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, science fiction, action, art house & suspense genres.

  • Info: http://www.zedfest.orgor (818) 861-9656  or facebook
    • Oct 31, Nov 1,2, 3, 2017
      • 7pm-12:30 am
    • LAEMMLE NoHo 7
      •  5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
    • $100 for full festival pass. See site for mixer, and other events
    • Ages 18+, Ages 15-17 (with prenatal accompaniment)
    • Halloween costumes and makeup welcome. No Face Masks. Horror Graphic T’s encouraged!



Ideas from your Local Movie Theaters

Want a regular theatre to get in the mood??? There are always a number of scary movies released by the studios and special Halloween showings are getting more popular.

— Just out for 2017, general release…

IT — September 8

Stephen King’s 1986 tale of seven children banding together to fight off a shape-shifting, child-killing clown wreaking havoc on their small town.

Director: Andy Muschietti

Staring:  Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard

Flatliners — September 29

In “Flatliners,” five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Staring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna,  Kiefer Sutherland

Blade Runner 2049 — October 6

A remake of Francis Ford Coppola‘s 1963 shocker “Dementia 13.” In the original, Luana Anders murders her husband and ventures to Ireland to his family estate where she is menaced by his disturbed family and then beheaded by a roaming axe-murderer. In this remake, a vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer and a family brimming with secrets converge in one night of terror.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas

Dementia 13 — October 6

A remake of Francis Ford Coppola‘s 1963 shocker “Dementia 13.” In the original, Luana Anders murders her husband and ventures to Ireland to his family estate where she is menaced by his disturbed family and then beheaded by a roaming axe-murderer. In this remake, a vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer and a family brimming with secrets converge in one night of terror.

Director: Richard LeMay

Starring: Julia Campanelli, Ana Isabelle, Marianne Noscheze

Cold Moon — October 6

Adapted from the book “Cold Moon Over Babylon”.  In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin’s are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in the streets, and graves erupt from the local cemetery in an implacable march of terror.

Director: Griff Furst

Starring: Tommy Wiseau, Christopher Lloyd, Josh Stewart

The Prey — October 7

U.S. Soldiers and a band of military contractors in Afghanistan are trapped in a cave with a deadly creature.

Director: Eric Hensman & Matthew Hensman

Starring: Danny Trejo, Adrian Paul, Nick Chinlund

Devil’s Night — October 10

A celebrity-obsessed teen seeking fame and fortune via viral videos finds a Satanic documentary that leads him to a world of pure evil.

Director: Todd Bishop

Starring: Adam Forrest, Elizabeth Peterson, Alex Ho

American Satan — October 13

A young rock band, half of its members from England and half from the U.S., drops out of college and moves to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.

Director: Ash Avildsen

Starring: Denise Richards, Booboo Stewart, Malcolm McDowell

Amityville: The Awakening — October 12

A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history.

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace

Leatherface — October 20

A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. Pursued by a vengeful sheriff, the disturbed young man embarks on a murderous rampage that shapes him into a legendary killer known as Leatherface.

Director: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

Starring: Finn Jones, Stephen Dorff, Nicole Andrews

Jigsaw — October 27

A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. Pursued by a vengeful sheriff, the disturbed young man embarks on a murderous rampage that shapes him into a legendary killer known as Leatherface.

Director: Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig

Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie

 

— Just out in Limited release for 2017

The Sound — September 29

Kelly (Rose McGowan) is a writer and a skeptic of the supernatural. As a specialist in acoustic physics she uses low frequency tactile sound-waves to debunk reported paranormal activities for her online blog. When presented a new case of a supposedly haunted subway station Kelly sets off to uncover the truth behind the hoax that involves a 40-year-old unexplained suicide. Her investigation takes her deep into the abandoned station where her skepticism is tested. As Kelly ascends into the depths of the metro’s darkness she is confronted by an unforeseen evil. In the vastness, she must face her own haunted memories to find the truth and surface back into the light.
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movie/the-sound-2017#b5or3AuL20iUK2ly.99

Directors: Jenna Mattison

Starring: Rose McGowan, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Eklund

 

 

— Special releases, sometimes single showings

(still waiting for this info)

And more. can be found if you dig around using your fav movie guide http://www.fandango.com/ will give you all the theatre details

www.comingsoon.net and http://www.rottentomatoes.com have trailers, pics and articles on the latest movies.

Costumes???? At the movies??? Up to you… but it’s a great time to wear the club ‘blacks’ and powder your face, at least. Best in a group.

Just watch out for those with the naturally sharp teeth.


Da Graveyard…

 Haunted Screenings: Expressionism in German Cinema and it’s Influence

Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 

Friday screenings this October:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  (1920) & (1964)

  • October 3, 2014 Early Open

Nosferatu (1922)  & Nosferatu the Vampyre  (1979)

  • October 20, 2014 Early Open

Faust (1926)  & (1994)

  •  October 17, 2014 Early Open

M (1931) &  While the City Sleeps (1956)

  •  October 24, 2014 Early Open
  • Info:   http://www.oscars.org/events
    • Bing Theater
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
      • 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
    • Tickets: $5 / $3 for Academe members and students
      • A standby line will form on the evening of each event at the Hammer Building Ticket Office. Tickets typically become available shortly before the start of the event and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee of tickets being made available to those in the standby line.

Fright Fest Films

Ghouls, goblins, and children of the night, we are your premiere outdoor movie screening event for the Halloween season. Frights, Feast, Film offers you the opportunity to celebrate your favorite scary films over four consecutive Saturdays during the month of October. Being true fans of the genre, we take pride in screening the horror films that our competitors are too afraid to show!  Fun panels, celebrities, food trucks, vendors, indie short films, and horror!

We invite you to bring the following survival gear:

  • Blankets – sit on it or hide beneath it.
  • Low backed chairs (under 6″) – to keep all of your body parts off of the ground.
  • Leashed Dog – protection (but it may be futile!).
  • Food and Beverage – have a picnic or you can indulge in holiday-influenced meals and treats from our specially selected food trucks.
  • Flashlights – They may provide your only hope for escape.

In addition to our main feature, we invite you to sit back and enjoy entertaining panels and a dose of short independent horror to start the show. Our panels will range from guests involved with the production of our main feature or people involved with various aspects of Halloween, horror, and the paranormal. Before our main feature, we will warm you up with a short work of horror from the film makers of tomorrow. So come in, get comfortable, share a meal with friends and family, and enjoy the evening’s frightening fare. Don’t get too comfortable, though… you never know who or what could be lurking all around you.

Aliens (1986)

57 years after the events of Alien finds Ellen Ripley rescued by a passing salvage ship. When nobody believes her account of Alien creatures on planet LV-426, she is notified that the planet has been colonized. After discovering that all contact has been lost with the colony, Ripley is sent back to LV-426 as an adviser along with a heavily armed team of space Marines. Before long, she is once again face-to- face with the very creatures she escaped from

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016  Early Open

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) & Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Bride of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Creature from the Black Lagoon: A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Thing (1982)

An alien life force invades an Antarctic scientific research base. As it starts killing off members of the research team, it has the ability to replicate every living creature that it comes in contact with. As paranoia takes over and nerves start to frazzle, the group begins to question who among them is real and who is has been replicated. Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, and Richard Masur.

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016  Early Open

Halloween  (1978)

At the age of six, Michael Myers brutally murdered his sister and was locked away in a sanitarium under the watchful eye of his psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis. Fifteen years later, Michael escapes and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield on the day before Halloween. Now sporting his iconic mask, Michael sets his sights on terrorizing Laurie Strode and her friends. With only Dr. Loomis and the local sheriff in tow, Laurie must try and survive the night he came home.

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016  
  • Information:  http://www.frightsfeastfilm.com/   or facebook
    • Gates open at 5pm
    • Eagle Rock Recreational Park
      • 1100 Eagle Vista Drive, Los Angeles
      • (off the 14 at San Canyon Rd)
    • Tickets: Season pass: $60 / Single movie: $15 /  See website for discounts and other pricing

The Perfect Match: Hollywood Collaborators

Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 

Collaborators: director Tim Burton and costume designer Colleen Atwood.  A double feature celebrating costume and Halloween.

Sleepy Hallow (1999)

Tim Burton teamed up with Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for this autumn-burnished take on Washington Irving’s classic ghost story. Johnny Depp (who else?) plays New York constable Ichabod Crane, who travels to the remote village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious murders. Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young won Oscars for their exquisite art direction and set decoration, while costume designer Colleen Atwood and cinematographer  Emmanuel  Lubezki were also nominated for their striking work.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

The enormous box office success of Batman allowed Tim Burton to make his dream project, this delicate fantasy romance that has proved to be one of the filmmaker’s most beloved and enduring films. In the first of his eight (to date) feature collaborations with the director, Johnny Depp plays the title role, an unusual young man living alone in a castle after the death of his creator (Burton idol Vincent Price) leaves him unfinished, his scissorhands rendering him unable to touch another person. His relationship with a suburban girl (Winona Ryder) leads to love and tragedy in a gorgeously designed fable that began Depp’s reign as one of the most inspired and eccentric performers of contemporary cinema.

  •  Saturday, October 25, 2014 Early Open
    •  5pm
  • Bing Theater
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
  • Tickets: $5 / $3 for Academe members and students
    • Visitors who buy tickets to the Academy’s Hollywood Costume exhibition will receive free admission to Hollywood Costume public programs held on the same day as their purchase. Visitors must present their Hollywood Costume ticket at a LACMA Ticket Office to redeem their complimentary public program ticket.
    • Exhibition tickets for Hollywood Costume are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC.

Tuesday Matinees:  Masters of Hollywood Costume

Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 

Delicious costume movies with Travis Banton.   Tuesday screenings this October at 1pm:

Morocco (1930)

A cabaret singer falls for a Legionniare.   Directed by Josef von Sternberg.   Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou.

  • October 7, 2014 Early Open

Cleopatra  (1934)

The story of the Egyptian queen and her romances with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut.

  • October 14, 2014 Early Open

My Man Godfree  (1936)

A suave homeless man becomes the butler for an eccentric, wealthy family.   Directed by Gregory La Cava.  William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick.

  •  October 21, 2014 Early Open

Angel (1937)

The unhappy wife of a diplomat becomes involved with a charming American.   Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton.

  •  October 24, 2014 Early Open
  • Bing Theater
    • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    • 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
  • Tickets: $4 / $2 for Academe members and students
    • Visitors who buy tickets to the Academy’s Hollywood Costume exhibition will receive free admission to Hollywood Costume public programs held on the same day as their purchase. Visitors must present their Hollywood Costume ticket at a LACMA Ticket Office to redeem their complimentary public program ticket.
    • Exhibition tickets for Hollywood Costume are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC.

Friday Night Fright Flicks

Pershing Square Outdoor Movies

??? Pershing Square is a unique outdoor city scape venue offering the Los Angeles community free recreation programs. The 2010 season of Friday Night Fright Flicks presents a variety of family films including movie classics, musicals, sci-fi and adventure.

The Friday Night Fright Flicks program is presented on a 40 x 20 foot outdoor screen, complimented with a professional sound system. Movies are free with lawn seating in the Pershing Square outdoor amphitheater. Bring a blanket and snacks. We look forward to seeing you at the movies! Popcorn is on the “SQUARE”.

  • Friday, October 5th, 2012 – 1408 
  • Friday, October 12th, 2012 – Mothman Prophecies 
  • Friday, October 19th, 2012 – A Fire in the Sky 
  • Friday, October 26th, 2012 – The Descent
  • Info: http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/ or EVENT DETAIL  or 213-847-4970
    • Every Friday Night at 8pm
    • Free

Devil’s Night Drive-In – Kick Ass!

Devil’s Night brings back the Drive In Movie Theater to downtown Los Angeles! FM Transmitter puts the sound into your car! Car Hops bring the food & popcorn to you!

Walk in/Bike ins welcome with new astroturf for your seating pleasure! For walk ins, bring lawn chairs blankets, pillows, basically what ever you want to get comfortable. Screen is 24ft by 18ft.
Info: http://www.devilsnight.com/
November 12, 2011
Gates at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
240 W. 4th St. (at Broadway) – 2nd Floor, Downtown Los Angeles
Tickets: $10

Warner Grand Theatre

  • Info: http://www.warnergrand.org/ or (310) 833-4813.
    • Sunday, October 31, 2010
    • 1pm / 4pm / 8pm
    • Warner Grand Theatre
    • 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro
    • $8 each / $20 for the trilogy

The Phantom of the Opera Silent Movie Classic

(with the other Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ)

???? Experience this spooky silent classic starring Lon Chaney in the evocative and atmospheric surroundings of the Mission Playhouse, built in 1927 with live accompaniment on the magnificent and beautifully restored Wurlitzer Theater Organ.
Info: www.missionplayhouse.org or www.latos.org or 1-888-528-6722 or
Sun, October 25, 2009, 2.30pm
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel
Tickets: $16 advance, $20 at door, $5 students