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.

Doomsday (w/ director Neil Marshall in person!)

11/11 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

Director Neil Marshall made his bones in the horror genre, so when he veered off into a different path, genre-wise, with 2008′s Doomsday, he brought his sensibility for violence and gore along for the ride. The resulting film is a thrilling mash-up of The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, with a little bit of 28 Days Later and even Excalibur—so to call it unhinged in the best possible way is something of an understatement. Rhona Mitra is at the center of the proceedings as a badass sent into walled off Scotland—now an apocalyptic war zone—to find the cure for a world-decimating virus. Marshall cranks up the action and never lets up, pitting Mitra’s Eden Sinclair against cannibalistic punks, medieval knights, and even a crazy Malcolm McDowell, as the scientist who reportedly holds the key to save humanity. This is a film that failed to find its audience upon release, but deserves a re-evaluation in a post Mad Max: Fury Road world—and there’s no better way to do that then with a theater full of rabid, flesh-hungry punks. Plus, the man himself, Neil Marshall!

Dir. Neil Marshall, 2008, 35mm, 105 min.

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