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Gremlins

Plays Friday April 25th, 2014 only

1984

genre: comedy, horror

MPAA rating: PG

Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Chris Columbus
Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton

synopsis:
A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Storyline
Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house. Written by James Craver

Review:
Perennial favourite 6/10
27 February 2011 | by Leofwine_draca (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews
A perennial Christmas favourite, Joe Dante's monster movie is a kid's film for grown ups, made when children's cinema still had real bite. Watched today, twenty-six years after it was first released, it still holds a great deal of charm for the adult viewer who grew up in the '80s. As with most of Dante's movie, a lot of the fun alone comes from the director's clear affection for the genre, watching for all the gags and references that are surely to come, such as the scene involving the classic Time Machine.

As for the rest of the movie...the depiction of small town and family life is very well realised. There's a cosy feel to film's first half. Zach Galligan is a charming hero, and Phoebe Cates the fitting object of his affection. Dick Miller, a genre standby since the '50s, has a nice role to sink his teeth into, and it's also great to see Keye Luke in a pivotal role. The supporting characters, particularly Hoyt Axton as the inventor-father, are well drawn. When the gremlins and their brand of anarchy take over, I was less impressed. The film descends into silliness I could have done without, but then picks up for a climax in which Gizmo shows his true colours, so it's not all bad. I found the sequel, GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, to be equally fun.

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Eyes Wide Shut

Plays Friday April 25th, 2014 only

genre: drama, horror, mystery

MPAA rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug-related material

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Frederic Raphael (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field

synopsis:
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Storyline:
Sexual jolts disrupt Manhattan physician Bill Harford's equilibrium. At an elegant Christmas party, two "models" hit on him, he watches a Lothario try to pick up his tipsy wife, he aids a woman sprawled naked in a bathroom after an overdose. The next night, his wife reveals sexual fantasies with a stranger; a dead patient's daughter throws herself at him; as he walks, brooding, six teen boys hurl homophobic insults at him; a streetwalker takes him to her flat; he interrupts men having a sex party with a girl barely in her teens. His odyssey, which next takes him into a world of wealthy sex play at a masked ball of hedonism, threatens his life, his self-respect, and his marriage. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

review:
A haunting dream of sexual obsession.
18 July 1999 | by Adam Wieser (wieser@fdldotnet.com) (New Holstein, WI) –

I admit that I'm part of the Kubrick cult(people that follow his movies like a religion), and I was first in line to see this movie. Being a huge movie fan I've seen a wide variety of movies, and have walked away from them with a wide variety of emotions. This was the first movie to put me in a trance, or dream, like state. The way the movie was shot, lighted, and so on gave the feel of a dream (to me at least). I believe that this feel is just what was needed and what Kubrick wanted. Everyone has to admit to thinking about the dark side of sex, and I believe that in this movie we see that a person can explore the buried desires of their sexual id and still come away a good person.



I'm guessing that this was a very personal movie for Kubrick. He seemed to take Cruise's character to places that he, personally, wished he could explore. Places, like a prostitute or an orgy, that he'd like to visit, but not want to stay at very long.



Praise has to go to Cruise and Kidman for their performances. Cruise was able to strip away his movie star veneer that seems to protect him in all of his other movies, and bring through the clouded, tormented, and unsure heart of a jealous man. Kidman must have known that part of her role was to be eye candy, but she fought through that and gave the movie's best performance.

To anyone out there thinking about seeing the movie.....I say go. Some will hate it and others will love it, but half the fun of the movie lies in the discussions that will blossom from this great movie experience.

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LFO

Plays Friday April 25th, 2014 only

genre: drama - sci-fi
MPAA rating: unknown

Director: Antonio Tublen 
Producer: Alexander Brøndsted, Fredric Ollerstam, Antonio Tublen
Editor: Antonio Tublen
Screenwriter: Antonio Tublen
Cinematographer: Alexander Brøndsted, Linus Eklund
Principal Cast: Patrik Karlson, Izabella Jo Tschig, Per Löfberg, Ahnna Rasch, Lukas Loughran

LFO is a dark comedy/drama/Sci-Fi about a man who realizes that he can hypnotize with sound. He starts experimenting on his neighbors, where the abuse of power takes over and, eventually, severe consequences for mankind are at stake.

Executive produced by 2014 SFF Visionary Award recipients SpectreVision

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Dead Snow Red vs Dead

Plays Saturday April 26th, 2014 only

2014
genre: action, comedy, horror

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Writers: Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, 1 more credit »
Stars: Amrita Acharia, Carl-Magnus Adner, Jocelyn DeBoer

synopsis:
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.

review:
Unpresedented resurrection of WW2 Nazi-zombie war
15 February 2014 | by OJT (Norway)

I must admit I enjoyed the first Død snø/Dead Snow which made a new breed of fast running Nazi zombies see the dark of night, as well as the light of day. Some though said it ruined the whole zombie genre. Now we didn't know how to deal with zombies anymore. Not only could they run, they could even think and speak, and they were of the worst imaginable kind - Nazi zombies. Since then zombies all over the world has learned to run like hell, instead of staggering around.



Five years has gone like hours, and Død snø 2/Dead snow: Red vs. Dead has arisen from the soil of Northern Norway, thanks to mad director Tommy Wirkola. The second outing of Dead Snow is on a way bigger budget, thanks to Wirkola has been picked up by Hollywood. That makes a hell of a lot more zombies!



Well what can we expect from the Nazi zombies? Well, they are not your average classic zombies. They are powered in Frankenstein-manner. And so are their opponents. This makes one hell of a ride including a nerdy zombie ghost buster squad from the USA. Yeah, once again the US saves the world!



Dead Snow 2 takes off right where the first ended. Our chain saw cutting hero Martin manages to escape the Nazi zombie hell in Øksfjord i Northern Norway by cutting off his own zombie smitten arm. But his flight ends wrong. He drives the car off the road due to him falling asleep due to rotten radio programming when he is exhausted from his zombie killing frenzy just before. The morning after he wakes up in a hospital, where the police suspecting him for killing off his group of medical student friends. But, it's not all bad. They have managed to sew his off-cutten arm on, a proud doctor says. And so the hell breaks loose again.



If you thought the first was strange and bloody, this is pure zombie splatter like you've never seen before. Not only Zombies are dangerous here. Our own hero will kill off even children in the most horrific ways. It's gut wrenching in all the worst ways.



So for the faint hearted: This is nothing for you! But Dead snow 2 is inventive, fulfilling for the zombie cult following, and is disturbing the whole concept of zombie life. After watching this you hardly know what to be prepared for next.



It's all made with a solid punch of humor, and especially lovable is a zombie school teacher played by Kristoffer Joner, perhaps the most disgustingly cute zombie you've ever experienced. But the police chief is also a real bad ass of a hopeless besserwisser, and we could go on.



Tommy Wirkola has made what is so far the most outrageous zombie extravaganza ever, and is even managing to putting in a zombie love story here to sweeten the bloody cup of zombie slime. And the references for the film buffs are here as well, mostly homages to quite different genres than the zombie genre itself.



There's nothing here indicating a third outing of Dead snow, but this will most certainly be a cult hit the same way the first was. The success at Sundance Film Festival shows that, taking big budget splatter to a new level. A zombie classic, deserving a 9/10, only because of the possibility that Tommy Wirkola has another ace up his sleeve for a third outing, making room for improvement. Be prepare for a total eclipse of the zombie heart!

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Plays Saturday April 26th, 2014 only

genre: horror
MPAA rating: R

Director: Tobe Hooper
Writers: Kim Henkel (story), Tobe Hooper (story)
Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger

Newly restored 40th Anniversary screening of the film that started modern independent horror. Five friends stumble upon a living nightmare when they encounter a family of pure evil.

synopsis:
Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Storyline:
En route to visit their grandfather's grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, before ending up at the old family home... where they're plunged into a never-ending nightmare as they meet a family of cannibals who more than make up in power tools what they lack in social skills... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Who Can Kill a Child

Plays Saturday April 26th, 2014 only

genre: horror - mystery - thriller
language: Spanish
MPAA rating: R

Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Producer: Manuel Salvador
Writers: Juan José Plans, Luis Peñafiel
cast: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, María Luisa Arias

synopsis:
On a vacation away from their family, Tom (Lewis Fiander, of DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE) and his pregnant wife Evelyn (FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD’s Prunella Ransome) sail to an island off the coast of Spain that seems deserted… until its children emerge from the shadows with the blood of their parents on their hands… and hatred in their hearts for every adult.

review:
Not for the squeamish June 8, 2007
By D. Jean
One of the best horror films you'll ever see in your entire lifetime. This is the complete version. A brilliant and inventive film. It's possible that Stephen King was inspired by this gem to write children of the corn. Who can kill a child? is an astonishing film, and the last reel will give you a deep trauma that will haunt you for years. 1 billion thumbs up.

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Tales from Beyond the Pale

Plays Saturday April 26th, 2014 only

genre: special events
MPAA rating: unknown

An ongoing series of audio dramas penned by luminaries from the world of contemporary horror from JT Petty (HELLBENDERS) to Simon Barrett (YOU'RE NEXT), and Kim Newman (ANO DRACULA), featuring players from Ron Perlman (HELLBOY), to Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM), and Mark Margolis (AMERICAN HORROR STORY). The Stanley edition will feature performers culled from the film lineup. Join horror impresarios Glenn McQuaid and Larry Fessenden as they invite you to close your eyes and… listen. Learn more at talesfrombeyondthepale.com

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Fall of the House of Usher

Plays Sunday April 27th, 2014 only

Original release date: 5 October 1928
Silent Film - with live piano accompaniment

genre: horror - silent - B&W
aspect: 1.33 : 1

Director: Jean Epstein
Writers: Edgar Allan Poe (short story), Luis Buñuel (adaptation), Jean Epstein
Stars: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy

summary:
A stranger called Allan (Charles Lamy) goes to an inn and requests transportation to the House of Usher. The locals remain reluctant, but he gets a coach to transport him to the place. He is the sole friend of Roderick Usher (Jean Debucourt), who leaves in the eerie house with his sick wife Madeleine Usher (Marguerite Gance) and her doctor (Fournez-Goffard). Madeleine is the beloved muse and model and is being painted by Roderick. When she dies, Roderick does not accept her death, and in a dark night, Madeleine returns.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Trivia:
Luis Buñuel, who was Assistant Director, quit the picture after clashing with producer/director Jean Epstein over Epstein's decision to basically ignore Edgar Allan Poe's story.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Plays Sunday April 27th, 2014 only

Free family screening of a modern classic! Join Jack Skellington as he discovers the strange new world of Christmas Town. Preceded by Toy Story OF TERROR!

genre: animation - family - fantasy
MPAA rating: PG for some scary images

Director: Henry Selick 
Producer: Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, Don Hahn
Editor: Stan Webb
Screenwriter: Caroline Thompson, Tim Burton, Michael McDowell
Cinematographer: Pete Kozachik
Principal Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Storyline:
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. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Trivia
Tim Burton wrote a three-page poem titled The Nightmare Before Christmas when he was a Disney animator in the early-1980s. Burton took inspiration from television specials of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) and the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas.

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Toy Story of Terror

Plays Sunday April 27th, 2014 only

Free family screening of a modern classic! Join Jack Skellington as he discovers the strange new world of Christmas Town. Followed by “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

genre: animation - short - adventure
MPAA rating: G

Director: Angus MacLane 
Producer: Galyn Susman
Principal Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers
From Disney•Pixar comes a spooky new tale featuring all of your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films.

summary:
The toys go on a road trip, when an unexpected event leads them to a roadside motel, after one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious, monstrous, and terrifying sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate
Written by Aaron

Trivia
Combat Carl is modeled after Carl Weather's character from "Predator".

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Sleepwalkers

Plays Sunday April 27th, 2014 only

genre: horror
MPAA rating: R for some terror/violence and language

Director: Mick Garris 
Producer: Michael Grais, Mark Victor, Nabeel Zahid
Editor: O. Nicholas Brown
Screenwriter: Stephen King
Cinematographer: Rodney Charters
Principal Cast: Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Jim Haynie, Ron Perlman, Cindy Pickett

summary:
Mick Garris (THE SHINING and THE STAND TV Miniseries) presents his Stephen King penned cult favorite. A mother and son who are not what they seem move to a new town in order to feed.

Trivia:
Mark Hamill:  One of the police officers who enters the house at the beginning.

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Draft Day

Starts Friday May 2nd, 2014

genre: drama - sport
MPAA rating: PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language and sexual references

Director: Ivan Reitman
Writers: Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph
Stars: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner

synopsis:
At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.

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The Other Woman Poster

The Other Woman

Starts Friday May 9th, 2014

genre: comedy - romance
MPAA rating: PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, sexual references and language

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writer: Melissa Stack
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton

synopsis:
After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on the three-timing SOB.

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