Movies

Halloween Movies to give you Chills

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 convient 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

Inormation updated for 2016Main fan site: http://www.rockyhorror.com/

Looking for the live theater presentations here

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:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-rocky-horror-zombie-show/      or  Facebook detail
      • Saturday, October 29, 2016
        • 11:30
      • The Frida Cinema
        • 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana
      • Buy tickets in advance – $10
      • This October, K.A.O.S. returns to The Frida on a new date as our very own troupe of “shadow cast” performers presents a special zombie-themed presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! See ROCKY HORROR as you never have before as everyone’s favorite all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip-syncing troupe K.A.O.S. transforms into the living dead! Expect gruesome chills and surprises – and of course, the 1975 musical camp classic that continues to make history as the longest running film of all time – 41 years later! 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:
      • Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, Monday Halloween, 2016
        • 3rd Saturday of the month normally
      • The Ken Cinema – Saturday October 29, 2016

        • 4061 Adams Avenue, San Diego
        • Tickets $8.50
      • La Paloma Theater  –   Friday, October 28 & Monday, Halloween, 2016

        • 471 South Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas
        • Tickets: $12
      • 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

Inormation updated for 2016 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. Live musical accompaniment to a silent movie will be provided on their magnificent 4/22 Mighty WurliTzer theater organ. 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.

 

The Black Cat  (1934)

  • Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff stars
  • Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:15pm Early Open

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

  • Abbott and Costellon Lon Chaney Jr. stars
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:30pm and 8:15pm Early Open

Dracula (1931)

  • Bela Lugosi stars
  • Friday-Sunday, October 7-8, 2016 Early Open

Frankenstein (1931)

  • Boris Karloff stars
  • Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2015 Early Open

The Mummy (1932)

  • Bela Lugosi stars
  • Friday October 14, 2016 at 8:15pm  Early Open
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:30pm

The Invisible Man (1933)

  • Claude Rains stars
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:15pm  Early Open
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:30pm

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

  • Sci-Fi Sunday
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30pm  Early Open

The Wolf Man (1941)

  • Lon Chaney, Jr. & Claude Rains stars
  • Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:15pm Early Open
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:30pm

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

  • Boris Karloff stars
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:15pm  Early Open
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:30pm

Phantom of the Opera (1925)  Silent

  • Silent w/ Live Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
  • Boris Karloff stars
  • Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:15pm
  • Saturday October 29, 2016, at 2:30pm and 8:15pm
  • Info: http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/  , (310)322-2592. or Facebook
    • The Old Town Music Hall,
      • 140 Richmond St., El Segundo.
    • Movies: $10/ Seniors $8, unless listed separated
    • Show times: See website for details

Horror in the Hall:

Halloween Organ w/Silent Film – at the Music Center

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Silent

Inormation updated for 2016 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.

Spooktaular Halloween Program – The Howard Museum

Inormation updated for 2016 The Burbank Historical Society invites you to a frightfully delightful program.  You will be entertained by vintage silent horror films accompanied by their original music.  The program will be lead by Galen Wilkes, a collection and presentation of vintage movies, 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

Inormation updated for 2016Ever 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.

Death Becomes Her ( 1992)

When an aging star stumbles on an ancient potion for everlasting youth she believes her prayers have been answered. But, her life long rival plots to seduce her husband and take her out for good. They both discover that immortality has a price. Robert Zemeckis’s hilarious horror comedy starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis has a witty script, astounding special effects and iconic 80’s costumes. Join us for this special Halloween season screening, dress up for our themed photobooth, and bring a picnic with beer and wine for a night beneath the stars.

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 Early Open
    • Gate: 5:30 / Show 7:15
  • Tickets: $16

Stan Against Evil – Premier (2016)

Join Cinespia & IFC for the premiere of TV show Stan Against Evil! We follow Stan Miller (John C. McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Janet Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in Willard’s Mill. Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning. Stan Against Evil is created, written and executive produced by Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Parks and Recreation).

Complimentary In N’ Out Burger, Kogi, Lucifer’s Pizza, Fry Girl and Donut Friend will be provided for all Stan fans. The evening will also feature a Q&A with the cast and creator and a special Halloween themed photo booth.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Early Open
    • Gates 5:45 / Show 7:30
  • Free, but tickets required

A  Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger, a disfigured man who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. But what is the dark secret behind Freddy’s attacks? One girl begins to unravel the mysteries of her small town. Join us in the cemetery for one of the scariest movies ever made. Bring blankets and pillows and dress up for our photobooth for this special Halloween season screening, but whatever you do don’t fall asleep!

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 Early Open

    • Gates 5:30 Movie 7:15
  • Tickets: $16

 

 

Heritage Square Halloween

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D (1954)

Inormation updated for 2016 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
  • Heritage Square Museum,
    • 3800 Homer Street
    • (Exit 110-Pasadena Freeway at Avenue 43)
    • Saturday, October 15, 2016, 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

Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987),  Army of Darkness (1992)

Inormation updated for 2016 Directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Bruce Campbell as everybody’s chainsaw-wielding, smooth-talking hero, Ashley “Ash” J. Williams!  Remember one of horror cinema’s most valuable life lessons: if you should find yourself in a creepy isolated cabin in the woods, and you find an old tape recording of the cabin’s previous inhabitor, and he starts reading off an old incantation from the Necromonicon – TURN IT OFF!!!

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.

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

  • Info:   Event Detail
    • Saturday, October 22, 2016  Early Open
      • Gates open at 6pm. Film begins at 8pm
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
      • 1095 E Willow St, Long Beach
    • Tickets: $20, This event is FREE for The Frida Cinema card-carrying, film-loving Members
      • Parking will be stacked, park on side streets if you wish to leave early.
    • All ages event, but under 17 requires parent or guardian

Fright Fest Films

Inormation updated for 2016 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  Early Open
  • 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

 


 

Scary Modern Movie Ideas

Special Movie Presentations & Classics

Film Fest Completions

ScreamFest Horror Film and Screenplay Competition

Inormation updated for 2016 Looking 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 18-27, 2016

    • TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
      • 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
    • Tickets:
      • 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

Inormation updated for 2016 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 6-9, 2016 Early Open
    • Raleigh Studios, Chaplin Theatre, Hollywood
      • 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood
    • Tickets: can be purchased for individual events, or $140 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

 Inormation updated for 2016 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
    • Friday- Sunday, November 1-3, 2016
      • 5pm to 11pm
    • LAEMMLE NoHo 7
      •  5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood
    • General Admission $30 each day, $85 3 day VIP 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!


Annual Movie Festivals

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

Inormation updated for 2016 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.

Haunted Hangovers

Co-presented by Hangover Matinees and Friday Night Frights.

  • Saturday and Sunday classic horror

SpectreFest

SpectreFest: a hand-picked look at the latest and greatest in progressive genre films and forward-thinking music from around the world that challenge our grip on reality. SpectreFest: a place where unexpected elements of the fantastic gather together — offering cold shadows, distant melodies, forgotten memories and new hauntings. SpectreFest: a collaboration between Cinefamily and SpectreVision.

A select collection of films screening throughout October.  This includes a number of LA Premiers.

Carnival of Horrors – at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Pre-reception and drinks at 7pm / Show at 8pm (preceded by puppet show & circus performers!)

  • Tickets: $15
  • Bob Baker Marionette Theater
    • 1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles

Carnival of Horrors: Santa Sangre  (1989)

Alejandro Jodorowsky is no stranger to surrealism, sadomasochism, and the dark side of codependency, but never have they all come together in such a striking way as his 1989 avant-garde, psych-horror extravaganza Santa Sangre. Largely concerned with exploring a manipulative, fetishistic, and perverse relationship between mother and son, Santa Sangre is a macabre, darkly funny, and shockingly beautiful tale of a boy growing up in the circus, trying to make sense of the Jungian archetypes embedded in the increasingly solipsistic behaviors of the supposed adults surrounding him.

Carnival of Horrors: Vampire Circus + Circus of Horrors Mixtape (1972)

A slice-of-sleaze from the untapped late-period of Hammer, Vampire Circus—although light on character development and logical plotting—is an erotic, atmospheric dive into early 70s vampiric obscurity. In a19th century European village, the Circus of Nights has rolled into town to assist—unbeknownst to the townspeople—local Count Mitterhaus execute his years-gestating plan of revenge. Toss in a plague for good measure, a couple missing children, a circus freak or two, and some of the greatest over-long fang close-ups around and settle in for an overlooked gem from across the pond.

Special events of October

Event Detail: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-october-2016/

The Eagle Huntress (Free Sneak Peek w/ Dir. Otto Bell, Aisholpan Nurgaiv & Rys Nurgaiv in person!)

  • October 13, 2016, 4:30
  • Free, but must preregister

The Equinox… A Journey Into the Supernatural (50th Anniversary w/ SFX Master Dennis Muren in person!)

  • October 28, 2016 , 7:30
  • $14, free for members

The Tingler (Presented in “Percepto!”) (1959)

Cinefamily presents our favorite annual Halloween tradition: the spine-tingling horror of The Tingler, William Castle’s weirdo masterpiece of gimmickry about a lobster-shaped monster that feeds on terror within the human body! Aside from being the first film to use LSD as a plot device, the original theatrical run was presented in “Percepto,” whereby theater patrons were administered buzzer shocks in their seats, to simulate the monster’s attack. The result, of course, was giddy insanity, as star Vincent Price’s voice urges patrons to “scream for your lives!” As if that wasn’t enough, The Tingler features a major subplot based on our very own Silent Movie Theatre and its original owners, the Hamptons. Feel a tingle up your spine as you watch these scenes set in the very location where you are sitting—and maybe a tingle on your tuchas when we shock you Castle-style with real wired seats!

  • Sunday, October 30. 2016
  • 6:30 & 9pm
  • $12 / free for members

Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Spooktacular

  • Monday, October 31, 2016
  • 7:30
  • $12 /free for members

 

  • 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.

American Cinematheque

 Halloween Horror at the Egyptian

Forever Hollywood & Historic Egyptian Theatre Tour

Inormation updated for 2016Enjoy 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 22, 2016 / 10:30 tour / 11:40 movie Early Open
    • Tickets:  $15 combo / $12 member/student/senior .  See website for more options
    • Addition tours, each month

Ghostbusters (1984)

Inormation updated for 2016 Parapsychologists Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a company that traps ghosts, spirits and other supernatural specters for money. Business starts to pick up when Sigourney Weaver notices strange phenomena in her apartment’s kitchen, such as eggs frying themselves. When the situation escalates, the Ghostbusters are called upon to save the Big Apple.

  • Sun, October 30, 2016 / 7:30pm  Early Open

See their list for more movies for October spookies

American Cinematheque – Halloween Horror at the Aero

Inormation updated for 2016 Classic horror movies on the big screen, include…

Ghostbusters (1984)

Parapsychologists Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a company that traps ghosts, spirits and other supernatural specters for money. Business starts to pick up when Sigourney Weaver notices strange phenomena in her apartment’s kitchen, such as eggs frying themselves. When the situation escalates, the Ghostbusters are called upon to save the Big Apple. GHOSTBUSTERS in 70mm!

  • Fri, October 28, 2016 /  7:30pm

Dracula (1931) / Dracula’s Daughter (1936 )

Dracula: Actor Bela Lugosi established the Transylvanian count as one of the archetypal movie vampires and a monster icon for Universal Studios’ golden era of classic horror films.

Dracula’s Daughter: Dracula’s tormented daughter, Countess Marya (Gloria Holden), longs to escape the bloodsucking curse visited on her by her father in this haunting sequel to the Bela Lugosi original. But her efforts to do so prove futile as she stalks young women and attempts to seduce Dr. Van Helsing’s colleague, Dr. Garth (Otto Kruger), away from the realm of the living. A surprisingly effective little chiller.

Introduction by David J. Skal, who will sign his book, Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 / 7:30

 

Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

 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 1988 The Blob.   Seven films. Lineup: See site

 

Alex Film Society

Beetlejuice (1988)

Inormation updated for 2016 Lots of Spooky Surprises!

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alex Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Wynona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose ‘help’ quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia

 

 

Beyond Fest

Inormation updated for 2016  BEYOND FEST is the high-attended genre film festival in Southern California, delivering the best horror, sci-fi, fantasy and badass cinema to Los Angeles. Last year’s highlights ranged from raining chainsaws to midnight DEVILS to $2 paperboys to an ageless Al Pacino to Wes Craven’s last stand – it was absolutely the best of times and one that we knew we had to try to top for the thousands of fans in attendance.  This year we up the ante with more screenings (including more free shows) and we’ve increased the number of West Coast premieres (from 18 to 25). Two truly epic live re-scores bookend both weekends: Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA accompanying martial arts masterpiece THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN and the triumphant return of the maestro, Fabio Frizzi, presenting a completely new score to Lucio Fulci’s seminal THE BEYOND…  For the first time we enter the world of virtual reality, partnering with Dark Corner Studio for three terrifying experiences that will be available to view throughout the festival. And we’re going 3-D for the first time courtesy of the Egyptian Theatre’s new state-of-the-art projection and audio system.

Beyond Fest also offers a rare opportunity to hear from the talent behind both new and classic films.  This year also includes numerous free programs in the adjoining Spielberg Theatre, rechristened the Shudder Theatre after the online video service sponsoring these screenings.

  • Info:     http://www.egyptiantheatre.com or  Beyond Fest Film Details   or  facebook
    • Fri, Sep 30, 2016Tue, Oct 11, 2016 / Times vary
    • Egyptian Theatre
      • 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood
      • between Las Palmas and McCadden, just east of Highland Avenue
    • Tickets: $11 – see site for discount options  / Some events free

New Beverly Cinema October Horrors

Inormation updated for 2016 Catch frightful double features, special screenings, meet directors and actors. Chills, screams, blood and fun. Halloween fun all October long.

Quentin’s Horror Comedy All-Nighter

You’ll laugh ‘til you scream with an all-night marathon packed with ghoulish delights, featuring five horror comedy classics personally selected by Quentin Tarantino plus rare trailers, vintage shorts and other fright-filled, gruesomely hilarious surprises!

Featuring:  Love at First Bite (1979),  An American Werewolf in London (1981),  Beetlejuice (1988), Modern Problems (1981), The Fearless Vampire Hunters (1967)

Halloween (2007) / Halloween II (2009)

In his startling & divisive remake / reimagining of John Carpenter’s slasher classic, Rob Zombie pushes further than ever before into the psychology of Michael Myers and the evolution of a deranged killer, digging into the psychopathic tendencies of a pre-teen and his ensuing 15 years behind sanitarium bars.

  • Sunday, October 30 & 31, 2016
  • 7:30pm

 

 UCLA Hammer Museum

Inormation updated for 2016 Films show throughout the month.  Some are free.

Them! (1954)

This classic of 1950s science fiction features giant mutant ants—a result of atomic bomb testing— wreaking havoc across the country with only an FBI agent and two brave myrmecologists to stop them.  Steeped in 1950s paranoia, this film is a cautionary tale and a creature feature wrapped into one—not to be missed by classic film fans or big bug enthusiasts.  35mm, b&w, 94 min. DIR: Gordon Douglas.  SCR: Ted Sherdeman, Russell Hughes.  CAST: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon.

  • Sunday,  October 16, 2016  /  11am   Early Open
  • Ages 9+
  • Free

The Monkey King 2

Journey to the West gets the full blockbuster treatment in this deliriously spirited retelling starring Aaron Kwok as the titular mythological anti-hero pressed into service by the Goddess of Mercy to protect the monk Xuanzang (Feng Shaofeng) on his mission to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.  Gong Li has a devilish time as the monk’s evil nemesis, the White Bone Demon.  DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 119 min.

  • Monday, October 31, 2016 / 7:30
  • $10

 

  • 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.

ArcLight Presents… Halloween Horror!

Classic movie presentations, with Q&A panels when available. Order on line at https://www.arclightcinemas.com or pick up in person at the individual theaters.

ArcLight Presents… 31 Nights of Fright & Midnight Movies

Join us at ArcLight this October for a smorgasbord of spooks and scares to make the season memorable. Our Halloween line-up spans 77 years, from Bela Lugosi’s iconic turn as DRACULA (1931) to the modern classic LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008, Swedish with English Subtitles). Whether you’re in the mood for a landmark horror film like The Exorcist or a lesser-known cult hit that deserves the big screen treatment (don’t miss Monster Squad or Night of the Creeps!), we’ve got something you’ll enjoy. Hollywood will feature midnight screenings and a full 31 nights of fright. Advance tickets are now available.

El Capitan Theatre

Inormation updated for 2016 Lots of fun spooky Disney for Halloween. Special exhibits. Treat-tastic  desert party after certain screenings.  Enjoy deserts, activities, and more.

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!

  • Friday-Sunday, October21-23, 2016 EarlyBird

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.

  • Tuesday, Monday – October 25 – 31, 2016

 

  • Info: http://elcapitan.go.com/or 1-800-DISNEY6,
    • El Capitan Theatre
      • 6830 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood.
    • Tickets:
      • Just Show:  $12/14  / Seniors & Kids $11 


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 2015, general release…

Hotel Transylvania 2 — September 25

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Starring: Mel Brooks, Adam Sandler, David Spad

 

Crimson Peak — October 16

A haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston

 

Goosebumps — October 16

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books.

Director: Rob Letterman

Starring: Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino

 

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension — October 23

“For the first time  you will see the activity.”  This is the final entry in the franchise.

Director: Gregory Plotkin

Starring: Jay Hieron

The Last Witch Hunter — October 23

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife.

Director: Breck Eisner

Starring: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie

 

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse — October 30

Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the Undead.

Director: Christopher Landon

Starring: Cloris Leachman, David Koechner, Tye Sheridan

 

— Just out in Limited release for 2015

Hell and Back — October 2

In the outrageous R rated animated comedy from the Animation studio that brought you “Robot Chicken,” “Triptank” and “Bojack Horseman,” three friends embark on a wayward journey into the deepest, darkest depths of hell to rescue one of their own. While navigating their escape, they provoke a slew of misfit demons, a super sexy angel, infamous Greek legends, and the Devil himself; Hell has never been hotter!

Directors: Tommy Gianas, Ross Shuman

Starring: Mila Kunis, TJ Miller, Michael Pena, Susan Sarandon

 

Yakuza Apocalypse – October 9

In “Yakuza Apocalypse,” fearsome Yakuza boss Kamiura is also a bloodsucking vampire. One day, men arrive from a competing clan and deliver him an ultimatum: Play nice or die. Kamiura refuses and, during a fierce battle, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath, he passes on his vampire powers to his loyal lieutenant, Kageyama. His first order of business is to avenge his mentor, setting him on a collision course with the seemingly unstoppable foreign syndicate, and take his place as the new Yakuza boss.

Director: Takashi Miike

Starring: Hayato Ichihara, Yayan Ruhian, Lily Franky

— 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.

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