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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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Oh, The Horror!

 

This is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive! Don't Miss More Horrible Events at the Aero this Month Including our 5th Annual All Night Horrorthon!

 

Nothing invokes dread like tales about the dead! Join us at the Egyptian Theatre for our bone-chilling, spine-tingling program of anthology films with ghastly and ghoulish stories to tell, including TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE: THE MOVIE, DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, BLACK SABBATH, TALES FROM THE HOOD and FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM.

On the Halloween weekend, the Cinematheque serves up an array of frightening, freaky and downright funny delights! At the Egyptian is a Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff double feature of THE RAVEN and THE BLACK CAT, a horror-themed Web Night and GHOSTBUSTERS in 70mm! At the Aero, Richard Kelly will be in person to do a live commentary with DONNIE DARKO, and director Peter Medak and producer Joel Michaels will be in person with their haunting 1980 ghost story THE CHANGELING. And Horrorthon addicts, the agonizing wait is over! Our 5th Annual Horrorthon includes a bevy of wicked delicacies which will satisfy your horror cravings all night long: FRIGHT NIGHT, DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT, PHANTASM, CANDYMAN, CEMETARY MAN and BLOODY BIRTHDAY! Finally, on Halloween night itself, be prepared for the cult classic THE MONSTER SQUAD with director Fred Dekker in person for a Q&A.

 

 

Wednesday, October 6 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, 1983, Warner Bros., 101 min. Rod Serling's landmark television show is brought to the big screen helmed by directors Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg. The four science fiction horror installments include retellings of KICK THE CAN, THE GOOD LIFE, and NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET.] Trailer

TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE: THE MOVIE, 1990, Paramount Pictures, 93 min. Dir. John Harrison. Fearing he will be eaten by a witch, a young paper boy reads three chilling tales of horror as a means of fending off evil. A mummy stalker, a "cat from hell" and an unspeakable murder are all part of this creepy storytime! With Christian Slater. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Thursday, October 7 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: BLACK SABBATH (TRE VOLTI DELLA PAURA), 1963, International Media Films, 92 min. Dir. Mario Bava. Reportedly Bava’s favorite of his films: three minimalist tales of terror, topped by "The Wurdelak" with Boris Karloff as a ravenous Russian vampire! This is the original European version complete with a different music score, alternate introduction by Karloff, and the restored sexual implications that had been changed when the film was released here by American International. With Mark Damon, Michele Mercier, Susy Andersen, Jacqueline Pierreux. "Yes, this is the film that Ozzy Osbourne and his rock star friends took the name for their band from…the stories…stand up as compelling tales of terror in their own right, adeptly weaving the atmosphere of nightmares…a beautifully sustained exercise in scares…" – Graeme Clark, The Spinning Image (UK) (In Italian with English subtitles.) Trailer

DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, 1965, 98 min. Dir. Freddie Francis. This was the first in Amicus’ long-lived series of horror anthologies and is certainly among the best, with Peter Cushing starring as the mysterious doctor who tells five men’s bizarre fortunes on a nocturnal train trip. With Christopher Lee, Michael Gough and a very young Donald Sutherland. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Friday, October 8 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (aka THE OFFSPRING), 1987, Moviestore, 99 min. Dir. Jeff Burr. Spine-tingling master Vincent Price is Julian White, an esteemed historian in a small Tennessee town who, after the execution of his murderer niece, relays bone-chilling stories from the town's past to a local reporter. Literal undying love, a creepy recluse hermit and a house full of malicious orphans all make up the bizarre, Southern Gothic history lesson White craftily preaches! Screenplay by Courtney Joyner, Darin Scott and Jeff Burr. With Clu Gulager, Cameron Mitchell, Rosalind Cash, Susan Tyrell, Angelo Rossitto, Martine Beswicke, Terry Kiser and Lawrence Tierney. "It has a mood throughout of foul things squirming toward the light." - Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times Trailer

TALES FROM THE HOOD, 1995, Universal, 98 min. Dir. Rusty Cundiff. Three drug dealers are called to a funeral parlor to protect and collect a stash of drugs, but upon arrival the trio is met by the diabolical Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). Simms narrates four horror stories of how corpses from his funeral home met their grizzly fates, and soon the drug dealers realize they have come to an establishment more wicked than they could have bargained for. Screenplay by Cundiff and Darin Scott. Featuring David Alan Grier. Discussion between films with Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott, Clu Gulager, C. Courtney Joyner and others to be announced! Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Wednesday, October 27 – 7:30 PM

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films™ from around the world produced over the past three decades.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, 1984, Warner Bros., 92 min. Director Wes Craven created one of his most famous movie milestones with this supremely entertaining horror opus. Dead child-killer/dream demon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) proves a formidable homicidal antihero but finds a more than worthy opponent in feisty, brainy teen Heather Langenkamp. With Johnny Depp. Composer Charles Bernstein in person for a discussion following the film. Trailer | | Buy Tickets

 

 

Thursday, October 28 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: THE RAVEN, 1935, Universal, 61 min. Dir. Lew Landers. Demented, disappointed-in-love surgeon Bela Lugosi operates on escaped murderer Boris Karloff, disfiguring him. He then uses the tormented fugitive as an instrument for revenge against his enemies, including the woman (Irene Ware) who spurned him. One of Universal’s most maniacal chillers. Trailer

THE BLACK CAT, 1934, Universal, 65 min. Dir. Edgar Ulmer. Cat-fearing Bela Lugosi pursues devil-worshipping Boris Karloff through his crazed, Bauhaus-on-acid mansion, sitting atop the bodies of thousands of WW I vets. "United Monster Talent Agency", 2010, 8 min. Dir. Greg Nicotero. Q&A between films with Bela Lugosi Jr., actress Louise Currie, director Mick Garris, publisher and artist Kerry Gammill, editor and screenwriter Sam F. Park, writer James Farr and artists Charlie Largent, Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro and Jeff Preston. Join us for the MONSTERVERSE's Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave comic book signing at 6:30 pm! Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Friday, October 29 – 7:30 PM

American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet: NIGHT OF BLOODY HORROR with Roger Corman and Danny DeVito's BLOOD FACTORY. Join us for a very special evening of web tricks ‘n’ treats from some of the masters of horror! Program includes horrifying high-production webisodes from FearNet.com, Danny DeVito’s favorite "splattercuts" from his horror-gore site TheBloodFactory.com and Roger Corman’s Netflix collaboration hit web-series "Splatter." Discussion following the screening with Roger Corman, Danny DeVito, Joe Dante (schedule permitting), Corey Feldman and Tony Todd. | Buy Tickets

 

Saturday, October 30 – 7:30 PM

70mm Print! GHOSTBUSTERS, 1984, Sony Repertory, 105 min. Dir. Ivan Reitman. Para-hacks Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a company trapping ghosts, spirits and poltergeists for money. Before long, the slightly inept Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple from a supernatural fate! Trailer | Buy Tickets