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.

April Fool's Day (w/ director Fred Walton & cast in person!)

3/31 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Before Scream knocked the genre into the realm of post modernism, Fred Walton’s April Fool’s Day was the definitive deconstruction of the slasher film. Riding high on a cresting wave of holiday-themed killers, Walton’s film is a deft comedy with enough scares and kills to satisfy horror fans while also boasting production values that far exceed most low budget fare of the era. Also surprising is the cast of notables; Deborah “Valley Girl” Foreman, Amy “Friday the 13th Part 2″ Steele, Thomas “Back to the Future” Wilson and Ryan O’Neal’s son Griffin who was later convicted for manslaughter in the death of Francis Ford Coppola’s son! A rollicking genre-bender with a killer twist, this 80s classic demands to be celebrated every April 1st, so don’t be a fool – join us!

Dir. Fred Walton, 1986, 35mm, 89 min.

Watch the trailer!

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