Friday Night Frights

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Around the world, only a smattering of the best horror films come out in theaters, and gobs of great gore go softly into the night, never to be screamed at on the silver screen. In the past, Cinefamily has reserved just the month of October as an excuse to make merry in the macabre and delight in an onslaught of slaughter; and once All Hallow’s Eve has come and gone, our poor patrons must lurch back to their bloodless daily lives, secretly wishing that the terrifying times never need end. Well, fear not, for now every month is horrific at the Cinefamily! Midnight is the witching hour, and every other Friday night, Friday Night Frights brings you the finest cuts in upcoming horror and gruesome genre cinema, as well as devious picks from the repertory crypt, all with guests galore.

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: The Sentinel (w/ the author of The Sentinel novel Jeffrey Konvitz in person!)

9/11 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Co-presented by Scream Factory.

For a glorious period of the 70′s, following the success of The Exorcist, the supernatural thriller was king in horror cinema, many of them featuring beautiful women tormented by malevolent entities. Of this crop, one of the most unsettling and wonderful is Michael (Death Wish) Winner’s 1977 brain-melter The Sentinel. Starring Christina Raines as the harried beauty, an absurdly star-studded supporting cast (Chris Sarandon, Beverly D’Angelo, Jeff Goldblum, Eli Wallach, John Carradine, Burgess Meredith, Jerry Orbach, Ava Gardner, Jose Ferrer and Christopher Walken!) and real, honest-to-goodness sideshow freaks, the sheer “wow” factor boasted by the film is frankly second to none. The story centers around a New York City brownstone that is also a portal to hell (but hey, the rent is reasonable!), and by the film’s dizzying climax you too will feel as though you have been delivered into this freakish and terrifying dimension — of total awesomeness! This is one of those 70′s horror gems that gets unfairly overlooked time and time again, so don’t make that mistake and join us for a rare, 35mm screening!

Dir. Michael Winner, 1977, 35mm, 92 min.

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Roddy Piper Tribute Feat. They Live & Hell Comes to Frogtown (w/ Sandy King in person!)

9/18 - 10PM
$14/free for members

Description coming soon…

Dir. John Carpenter, 1988, 35mm, 93 min.

Dir. Donald G. Jackson & R.J. Kizer, 1988, Digital Presentation, 86 min.