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.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Free sneak peek w/ Emile Hirsch in person!)

12/16 - MIDNITE
Free (first-come, first-served)

Autopsies are well-charted territory in the horror genre, but the genius of The Autopsy of Jane Doe is that Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal manages to expand the autopsy scene itself into a feature-length exercise in terror and suspense. Anchored by top-tier thespians Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch as a father/son mortician team, Øvredal gets a lot of creepy mileage from the beautifully realized funeral home setting — a rich, shadowy atmosphere awash in dread — as well as the gruesome procedure of the autopsy itself. Øvredal also has a strong script to work from (by Ian B. Goldberg and Richard Niang), which deftly leads to a climax that is both surprising and horrifyingly inevitable. A real shocker that screamed up a storm at Sundance, come see what will surely rank as one of this year’s strongest horror efforts. In theaters and VOD December 21st.

Dir. André Øvredal, 2015, DCP, 99 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

Cinefamily is a non-profit. All of our donating 1-year “Black Card” members get priority entry to our free shows. A Cinefamily membership is the perfect way to both support the theater, and to gain access to the early-entry line.

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