Revenge of All Monsters Attack

A film festival celebrating creepy and campy movies

October 14

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

The Best Film You've Never Seen book signing with Robert K. Elder

Dir: Stephen Chiodo
1988, USA / Color / 88min / 35mm



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"The Best Film You've Never Seen" is author and Chicago Sun-Times editor Robert K. Elder's attempt to rewrite film history. In it 35 directors, from Danny Boyle to Peter Bogdanovich, champion their favorite overlooked film noirs, critically-savaged art films and underappreciated B-movies.

"How necessary this book is! And how well judged and written! Some of the best films ever made, as Elder proves, are lamentably all but unknown." Roger Ebert

Mr. Elder will sign copies of his book and introduce a rare 35mm screening of the 1988 horror comedy, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE. Books will be available for purchase.

Post-screening Skype Q&A with director Stephen Chiodo!

"...This offbeat, black-comic homage to '50s monster movies demonstrates both above-average technical skill and large dollops of imagination..." LA Times

Showtime:
7:30 reception/signing with screening to follow
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
October 16 & 17

The Beyond


Dir: Lucio Fulci
1981, Italy / Color / 87min / 35mm

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A cursed Louisiana hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a yawning, malevolent abyss that begins voraciously devouring both the bodies and souls of all who enter. The Beyond is Fulci's blueprint of horror in the third degree and remains a towering achievement in hair-raising, hallucinatory cinematic terror!

Showtime:
Wednesday & Thursday: 8pm

 

The Beyond
October 18-24

Birth of the Living Dead


Dir: Rob Kuhns
2013, USA / Color / 76min / Blu-ray


In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed “Night of the Living Dead,” a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. Birth of the Living Dead shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers -- policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner -- to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.



Showtimes:
Friday: 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6pm & 8pm
Mon: 9pm
Tues-Thurs: 7pm & 9pm
Birth of the Living Dead
October 18 & 19

Night of the Living Dead


Dir: George Romero
1968, USA / B&W / 96min / 16mm


In honor of the documentary, Birth of the Living Dead (also screening this week), we proudly present special 16mm screenings of George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead!



Showtimes:
Friday & Saturday: 10pm
Night of the Living Dead
October 25 & 26

Hellraiser


Dir: Clive Barker
1987, UK / Color / 94min / 35mm

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Clive Barker's modern horror masterpiece in glorious 35mm! It's a classic story of pleasure, pain and S&M demons that will tear your soul apart!

"intelligent and brutally imaginative" LA Times

"equal parts H.P. Lovecraft and S&M" Allmovie Guide



Showtimes:
Friday & Saturday: 8pm
Hellraiser
October 27

Horror Anthology Triple Feature Pizza Party!


Dir: Various
1965-1982, UK-USA / Color / 290min / 35mm, Video, 35mm

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The horror anthology has made a comeback in recent years, so we figured there's no better time to sit you down for nearly 5 hours of classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Expect plenty of voodoo, murderous plants, killer dolls, homicidal insects, terror-rific train rides, creepy comic books and all sorts of supernatural stuff. Plus pizza!

 



Showtime:
Sunday: 3pm
Horror Anthology Triple Feature Pizza Party
October 28 & 29

Maniac Cop CANCELLED


Dir: William Lustig
1988, USA / Color / 85min / Blu-ray

Shows cancelled due to circumstances beyond control. Sorry.



Playing: 7pm
Maniac Cop
October 28 & 29

Maniac Cop 2 CANCELLED!


Dir: William Lustig
1990, USA / Color / 90min / Blu-ray

Shows cancelled due to circumstances beyond control. Sorry.



Playing: 845pmpm
Maniac Cop 2
October 30

Scarecrow Video presents

The VCR That Dripped Blood 2: Undead Media


Dir: Various
80min / VHS

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Get ready for another psychotronic nightmare from deep within the VHS tombs of Scarecrow Video. An orgy of rare video so mind-meltingly shocking you may not survive with both eyeballs! Because you demanded it: more spookiness, more bad special effects, more nudity, more gross-outs, and maybe even more Alice Cooper! Poster by Marc Palm.



Playing: 8pm
The VCR That Dripped Blood 2
October 31

The Sprocket Society presents

Witchcraft Through the Ages


Dir: Antony Balch
1968, Sweden / B&W / 77min / 35mm

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One of the most unique silent films ever made, Benjamin Christensen’s Haxan depicts the grotesque, erotic, and just plain weird in the service of a ‘documentary’ about the history of witchcraft. This re-edited version was made in 1968 and features a jazz soundtrack by Daniel Humair and Jean-Luc Ponty as well as narration by William S. Burroughs. Plus shorts!

 



Showtime:
Thursday: 8pm
Witchcraft Through the Ages

Sustained support and funding for new ventilation and audio equipment graciously provided by


City Arts