Scary Movies 5 (2011)

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  • $13 General Public
  • $9 Students & Seniors
  • $8 Members
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October 27 – 31

Scary Movies is back with an upped deadly dosage of hair-raising premieres and classics. Join us for Ben Wheatley’s genre-crossing Kill List and the first New York showings of Ti West’s supernatural caper The Innkeepers, Scott Leberecht’s fresh take on vampirism Midnight Son, and the deliciously grotesque multiple-director omnibus The Theatre Bizarre, as well as Mariano Baino’s 1993 atmospheric chiller Dark Waters.

Plus, a trio of feline frights, including the North American premiere of the brand-new K-Horror The Cat, a rare showing of the 1969 treat Eye of the Cat, and, to kick off a Halloween dedicated to the Father of Gothic Horror himself, Edgar Allan Poe, we will screen Stuart Gordon’s The Black Cat. Gordon’s Masters of Horror season 2 episode will be preceded by the Corman/Price gem House of Usher, and followed by a special live performance of Nevermore, Jeffrey Combs’s one-man Poe show, directed by Stuart Gordon. It’s the first-ever staging in NYC—and hopefully not the last.

Combs and Gordon will also be on hand to introduce a screening of their gore classic Re-Animator. And last but certainly not least are two masterpieces of the occult and the supernatural: The Seventh Victim and Poltergeist.

Scary Movies 5 was programmed by Laura Kern & Gavin Smith.

Throughout the series we will be raffling off signed copies of John Landis's book Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares, which is chock full of gorgeous images from the history of monsters on film!

Past Films

The Cat

The Cat

Byun Seung-wook | 2011 | 106 mins

Following the mysterious death one of her clients, young pet groomer So-hee (a very engaging Park Min-yeong) temporarily inherits the deceased woman’s cat, whose presence proceeds to open the door to a ghostly past.

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Mariano Baino | 1993 | 94 mins

Director Mariano Baino in person!

A young Londoner (Louise Salter) travels to the remote island of her birth, located somewhere in the Black Sea. She is searching for answers about the monastery her newly dead father had been financing there—and of course what she uncovers is not pretty.

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Eye of the Cat

Eye of the Cat

David Lowell Rich | 1969 | 102 mins

A mod rarity with Michael Sarrazin as an estranged nephew who resurfaces just in time to try to make it into his sick aunt’s will.

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House of Usher

House of Usher

Roger Corman | 1960 | 79 mins

Commencing a Halloween day of all things Poe is arguably the finest Roger Corman/Vincent Price pairing.

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The Incident

The Incident

Alexandre Courtes | 2011 | 85 mins

Three rock musicians who work together as cooks at a high security insane asylum are faced with a harrowing night when a power outage traps them and knocks out the security systems protecting them from the psychopathic inmates.

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The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers

Ti West | 2011 | 102 mins

Director Ti West in person!

On the final night of operation at a haunted hotel, the two on-duty workers (Sara Paxton and Pat Healy) have one last chance to witness the supernatural forces for themselves. At first it’s business as usual, but things slowly begin to transpire…

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Kill List

Kill List

Ben Wheatley | 2011 | 95 mins

Opening Night Film!

Ben Wheatley’s even darker follow-up to Down Terrace is three movies in one: domestic drama, hitman thriller, and occult horror—each one more unnerving than the last. 

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Midnight Son

Midnight Son

Scott Leberecht | 2011 | 88 mins

Director Scott Leberecht and producers and actors in person!

The protagonist in Scott Leberecht’s terrific feature debut is a nightwatchman, a decent loner attempting to resist the temptation of blood, something that becomes harder with passing time, especially when he finds himself falling for a local bartender.

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Nevermore – An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Nevermore – An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Stuart Gordon | 2011 | approx. 150 mins

Closing Night: New York Premiere of a Special Live Theater Event!

Preceded by Masters of Horror: "The Black Cat"

Special Event Ticket Prices: $25 General Public / $21 Students & Seniors / $20 Members

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Poltergeist

Poltergeist

Tobe Hooper | 1982 | 114 mins

There are haunted house flicks, and then there’s Poltergeist. Featuring some of the most iconic imagery and words—“they’re here!”—in modern horror, it’s a film that continues to scare the hell out of audiences, no matter how many times they’ve seen it.

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Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Stuart Gordon | 1985 | 86 mins

Director Stuart Gordon and actor Jeffrey Combs in person!

A camp classic of epic proportions, Re-Animator is the rare horror film that can be both wholly disturbing and wildly hilarious.

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The Seventh Victim

The Seventh Victim

Mark Robson | 1943 | 71 mins

A young girl scours New York City’s Greenwich Village (which has never looked more ominous) in search of her missing sister and happens upon a cult of Satan worshipers.

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The Theatre Bizarre

The Theatre Bizarre

Douglas Buck | Buddy Giovinazzo | David Gregory | Karim Hussain | Jeremy Kasten | Tom Savini | Richard Stanley | 2011 | 114 mins

Directors, producers and actors in person!

Inspired by the Grand Guignol tradition, this omnibus film features six assorted segments by notable genre directors that offer a little something for horror fans of every stripe.

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