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 Serpent and the Rainbow

2/26 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Co-presented by Scream Factory

One of Wes Craven’s more underrated horrors, 1988′s The Serpent and the Rainbow is a classy supernatural thriller, more comfortable in the company of The Exorcist than A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, or Last House On the Left. The story of a doctor (the always dependable Bill Pullman) who travels to Haiti to create an anesthetic from a voodoo drug, The Serpent and the Rainbow favors tension and atmosphere over guts and grue, but that doesn’t make it any less terrifying a ride. Featuring one of the most harrowing live burials ever committed to film, Craven’s assured directing and a tight script make this one of the best movies about voodoo zombies to date. Help us bang the drum and wake the dead in appreciation of this top-shelf chiller from a recently passed master.

Dir. Wes Craven, 1988, 35mm, 98 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!

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