Midnight Movies Aug 30

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At the stroke of midnight every Friday this summer, begin the weekend by joining us for screenings of all manner of things psychotronic and cultish, from the rare to the oft-rewatched, from the gross to the hysterical to the bloodcurdling—and beyond. We promise to maintain our 35mm-only tradition whenever possible!

Coming Soon

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Stuart Gordon | 1985 | 86 mins

An homage to mad-scientist films of yore, Stuart Gordon’s gore-soaked debut feature stars a brilliant Jeffrey Combs as Professor Herbert West, who’s obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. A laughing-screaming classic!

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Past Films

The Apple

The Apple

Menahem Golan | 1980 | 86 mins

Screening hosted by NYC's Apple Super-Fan!

Schlockmeister Menahem Golan’s futuristic rock-musical retelling of the Book of Genesis—the smash hit of our 2010 Cannon Films tribute series—returns for more midnight mayhem!

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Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

John Carpenter | 1986 | 100 mins

Meathead trucker Kurt Russell descends into the underground catacombs of San Francisco’s Chinatown to battle an assortment of tong gangs, apemen, demons, and three “human storms” in an effort to rescue two kidnapped women and thwart the evil plot of an age-old mythical magician. 

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The Brides of Dracula

The Brides of Dracula

Terence Fisher | 1960 | 85 mins

Peter Cushing's Van Helsing aids a naive young teacher who has freed the undead Baron Meinster from his shackles as she journeys to a finishing school in Transylvania. (Screening in place of Dracula – Prince of Darkness)

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City of the Living Dead

City of the Living Dead

Lucio Fulci | 1980 | 93 mins

The first part of Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy follows a news reporter to the town of  Dunwich, MA where, in accord with an ancient prophecy, the dead are rising to attack the living, preparing for advent of the Devil himself.

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Deadly Blessing

Deadly Blessing

Wes Craven | 1981 | 98 mins

Wes Craven’s rarely screened third feature follows a psycho on the loose in Amish-like country, with Ernest Borgnine as a loopy religious leader and an early appearance by the young Sharon Stone. NOT ON DVD.

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The Devils

The Devils

Ken Russel | 1971 | 111 mins

A sexually repressed nun (fiercely played by Vanessa Redgrave) accuses a priest (Oliver Reed) of communing with the devil in Ken Russell’s always controversial cult classic, the smash hit of our 2010 in-person Russell retrospective!

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The Entity

The Entity

Sidney J. Furie | 1982 | 125 mins

A single mother (Barbara Hershey) is repeatedly visited, overpowered and sexually assaulted by an invisible being or force in this notorious, harrowing, deeply disturbing shocker.

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The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

Sam Raimi | 1981 | 85 mins

If you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods, it’s time to go back to the source and (re)acquaint yourself with Sam Raimi’s ultimate cult splatter movie.

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Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Sam Raimi | 1987 | 84 mins

Sam Raimi lets his imagination run completely wild in this Evil Dead sequel cum remake in which an incantation from a copy of the Necronomicon “Book of the Dead” causes all hell to quite literally break loose.

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The Funhouse

The Funhouse

Tobe Hooper | 1981 | 96 mins

Texas Chain Saw Massacre director and Midnight Movies regular Tobe Hoooper delivers the scares in a carnival setting this time, as four randy teenagers spending the night in a funhouse ride are trapped and stalked by a deformed killer.

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Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer

Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer

John McNaughton | 1986 | 83 mins

It launched a thousand imitators, but this 100% indie effort remains one of the most disturbing films ever made. Michael (Walking Dead) Rooker will freeze your blood as real-life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, but Tom Towles as his sidekick Otis almost steals the show.

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The House by the Cemetery

The House by the Cemetery

{REL[3693][film_related_director]GWwrIs1hREL} 1981 | 87 mins

Original uncut version!

The basement of a New England house hides a gruesome secret in the concluding chapter of splatter king Lucio Fulci’s unofficial “Gates of Hell” trilogy.

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Lifeforce

Lifeforce

Tobe Hooper | 1985 | 101 mins

London is overrun by rampaging, energy-sucking zombies from space in this spectacular, deliriously over-the-top, sexed-up, and compulsively watchable sci-fi romp.

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Logan’s Run

Logan’s Run

Michael Anderson | 1976 | 119 mins

The residents of a domed, 23rd-century paradise look great and live for pleasure... but die a mandatory death at age 30 in this trippy 70s sci-fi classic.

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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

David Lynch | 1997 | 134 mins

Patricia Arquette plays a femme fatale and her double, Bill Pullman inexplicably turns into Bathazaar Getty, Robert Blake is a freakish Mystery Man, Robert Loggia an over the top gangster, Trent Reznor does the music, and Marilyn Manson plays a porn star. Are you in?

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The Manitou

The Manitou

William Girdler | 1977 | 105 mins

Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, and Burgess Meredith dignify this wild excursion into demonology in which the 400-year-old spirit of a Native American witch doctor reincarnates himself inside a monstrous tumor growing on Steven’s neck.

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Night of the Comet

Night of the Comet

Thom Eberhardt | 1984 | 95 mins

Watch the skies: when the earth passes through the tail of a comet, a handful of non-zombie survivors band together to survive the apocalyptic aftermath in this unabashedly ‘80s doomsday pastiche.

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The Omen

The Omen

Richard Donner | 1976 | 111 mins

The antichrist arrives in London in the form of the spookily silent adopted child of U.S. ambassador Gregory Peck, who begins to realize his son is not what he seems as the “accidental” body count rises.

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Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos

John Waters | 1972 | 95 mins

A certified member of the Midnight Movie canon, John Water’s outrageous underground classic showcases the unique talents of Divine, who retains the title of “Filthiest Person Alive” despite the schemings of her degenerate arch-rival Connie Marvel.

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Q

Q

Larry Cohen | 1982 | 93 mins

Director Larry Cohen in person!

Detective David Carradine is on the case when a winged Aztec serpent nests atop the Chrysler building and begins wreaking havoc on the streets of New York in this one-of-a-kind gem from the one and only Larry Cohen.

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Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

Jeff Margolis | 1979 | 78 mins

Restored 35mm print!

The definitive record of a legendary American comedy phenomenon at the height of his powers. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert © 1979 Gary Biller, print courtesy of Gary Biller.

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Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

Joe Layton | 1982 | 82 mins

Three years after the seminal Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (a past Midnight Movies selection), and two after setting himself on fire while freebasing, the comic genius returned for another extraordinary filmed concert performance.

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Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

{REL[4415][film_related_director]86EtBG69REL} 1989 | 123 mins

A disturbed young man raised in a circus “stars” as his armless mother’s missing limbs in a macabre stage show--and off-stage too--in this one-of-a-kind surrealist masterpiece by the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky.

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Edgar Wright | 2010 | 112 mins

A young Canadian musician (Michael Cera) must battle it out with his new girlfriend’s seven nefarious ex-boyfriends before they can live happily ever after in director Edgar Wright’s wildly original comic-book romance.

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Scream and Scream Again

Scream and Scream Again

Gordon Hessler | 1969 | 95 mins

Christopher Lee, Vincent Price and Peter Cushing are together at last in this wild shocker in which a police investigation into a pair of “vampire murders” lead to the clinic of a scientist bent on creating a race of superhuman “composite beings” using transplant surgery.

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The Shining

The Shining

Stanley Kubrick | 1980 | 142 mins

Special midnight screening on opening night of doc Room 237!

All work and no play makes blocked novelist cum hotel caretaker Jack Nicholson a raging, murderous psychopath in Kubrick’s mordantly funny, genuinely terrifying horror classic.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Charles E. Sellier, Jr. | 1984 | 79 mins

A young boy who witnessed his parents’ murder at the hands of an axe-wielding Santa grows up to become a deranged killer himself in the notorious ‘80s shocker that so outraged family groups, the film’s original distributor pulled it from cinemas after only a week.

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Slither

Slither

James Gunn | 2006 | 95 mins

In the most sensationally scary-funny creep-out movie since Gremlins, an army of extraterrestrial slugs hitches a ride on an asteroid, crash-lands in the sleepy, deer-hunting hamlet of Wheelsy, South Carolina, and sets about feasting on the local population.

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The Song Remains the Same

The Song Remains the Same

Peter Clifton | Joe Massot | 1976 | 137 mins

Rock out to Led Zeppelin live at Madison Square Garden at the height of their majestic glory (read: self-indulgent bombast); wince at the even more self-indulgent fantasy sequences; gape in awe at Robert Plant’s chest hair and Jimmy Page’s strung-out guitar pyrotechnics. It’s July 1973: Does anybody remember laughter?

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Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers

Paul Verhoeven | 1997 | 129 mins

A wickedly satirical intergalactic-war spectacle in which a cast of plastic Aryan ciphers battle the “bug” inhabitants of planet Klendathu. With its delirious Nazi stylings and berserk scenes of over-the-top carnage, this may be the most insane and decadent action spectacle ever made.

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Star Wars Uncut

Star Wars Uncut

Casey Pugh | 2012 | 124 mins

For this crowdsourced, shot-by-shot fan-film remake of George Lucas’ Episode IV – A New Hope, 473 volunteers reshot or animated their assigned 15-second sections as they saw fit. The result is one of the Internet’s true cinematic wonders.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Tobe Hooper | 1974 | 83 mins

In one of the truly defining films of the American independent horror movie renaissance of the 1970s, death by meathook, sledgehammer, and chainsaw await five unwary kids on a road trip at the hands of good old Leatherface.

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The Thing

The Thing

John Carpenter | 1982 | 109 mins

This chilling (and hilarious) remake of the 1951 classic showcases some of the greatest analogue monster SPX ever.

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Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire’s Kiss

Robert Bierman | 1988 | 103 mins

Nicolas Cage gives a wildly original, career-crowning performance in this pitch-perfect, pitch-black comedy about a Manhattan literary agent who believes he’s turning into a vampire.

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

David Lynch | 1992 | 135 mins

David Lynch’s widely misunderstood “prequel” to his 1990-91 cult TV smash Twin Peaks was jeered at Cannes, belatedly hailed as a masterpiece, and is guaranteed to inspire nightmares.

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Wolfen

Wolfen

Michael Wadleigh | 1981 | 115 mins

In this visually stunning and underrated eco-shocker, the murder of a millionaire property developer puts New York cop Albert Finney on a trail that leads from the skyscrapers of Wall Street to the slum wastelands of the Bronx—where highly-evolved predators stalk human prey.

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