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: Critters 2 (director Mick Garris & The Chiodo Brothers in person!)

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4/25 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Co-presented by SHOCK TILL YOU DROP

Director Mick Garris & FX gurus The Chiodo Brothers in person for a Q&A before the film! We love fully embracing the old sequel maxim of “bigger and better”, for when it comes to the realm of horror, those two Bs always mean the addition of a third: “bonkers”. The original Critters — a clever combo of alien invasion tropes, gleeful gore and sphere-shaped little meanies — was forced into rewrites to distance itself from Gremlins, but emboldened by Critters’ success, Critters 2’s braintrust was free to explore the ravenous, villainous Crites with manic abandon. Young Scott Grimes returns to Grover’s Bend to spend Easter with his grandmother, only to discover that he failed to fully eradicate the previous Critter-festation. As the insane Crites run amok through the whole town, we get even more aliens, crazier kills, and a randy evolution of our shape-shifting alien bounty hunters. It’s a full-on feeding frenzy — with a massive, Voltron-esque Super Critter-ball to boot! The gonzo good times are gleefully brought to life by FX artists the Chiodo Brothers (Killer Klowns From Outer Space), and the film also marks the first theatrical outing from stalwart writer-director Mick Garris (creator of TV’s Masters of Horror.) Come roll into the Cinefamily for the main course!
Dir. Mick Garris, 1988, 35mm, 86 min.

Watch the trailer for “Critters 2″!
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FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Death Spa (rare uncut 35mm, cast in person!)

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5/16 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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Dir. Michael Fischa, 1990, 35mm, 88 min.

Watch the trailer for “Death Spa”!
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