October 1, 2014
Brave the night and join us at After Hours for some of our favorite tales of terror, featuring zombies, vampires, poltergeists, and more to get you in the Halloween spirit:
THE LOST BOYS (1987) – 10/3 & 10/4
Joel Schumacher’s teen vampire thriller blends horror, humor, and plenty of visual style with standout performances from a cast full of young 1980s stars. Sam and his older brother Michael are average, everyday teens. But after they move with their mother to peaceful Santa Clara, California, things mysteriously begin to change. THE LOST BOYS reshapes vampire tradition, deftly mixing heart-pounding terror, rib tickling laughs and a body–gyrating rock soundtrack. The marvelous cast includes Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Barnard Hughes, Edward Herrmann and Dianne Wiest.
THE SHINING (1980) – 10/10 & 10/11
THE SHINING is Stanley Kubrick’s psychological horror masterpiece, a stylized classic which continues to influence the entire genre. Inspired by Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the film stars Jack Nicholson in one of his most iconic roles – Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. Kubrick’s signature visuals turn the cavernous, empty hotel into one of the most terrifying settings of all time, while classic horror moments from REDRUM to “Heeeeere’s Johnny” to the creepy twins continue to draw rabid fans to this enduring horror favorite.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) – 10/17 & 10/18
Wes Craven’s intelligent horror classic, complete with the terrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day. In A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, a group of teenagers are terrorized by an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.
POLTERGEIST (1982) – 10/24 & 10/25
A modern horror classic from producer Steven Spielberg, POLTERGEIST presents the dark side of middle class suburbia. The film centers on a typical family living in the peaceful Cuesta Verde Estates. Soon strange things begin to happen around the house, and five year old Carol Ann is repeatedly drawn to the television before being sucked into a closet, prompting the family to consult with a para-psychologist and an exorcist about the phenomena in their home. They make a horrifying discovery: Carol Ann is alive and in the house, but is being held on another spectral plane.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) – 10/31 & 11/1
George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD set the template for zombie films for years to come, with tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent. Following a bizarre event which causes a small town to be overrun by a horde of zombies, the remaining survivors of the local theatre troupe barricade themselves in the building, fighting for their lives. The ensemble cast features a variety of quirky characters, who together must fend off zombie attacks as well as confront their own personal issues if they are going to have any chance of survival.
Cult favorites return to the big screen Friday and Saturday nights, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.