BLOOD FOR DRACULA 1974
“It has obvious appeal for the lover of Grand Guignol, but it equally addresses the thoughtful.” — Maurice Yacowar, THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Immediately after completing FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN, filmmaker Paul Morrissey and star Udo Kier created BLOOD FOR DRACULA, a sumptuously depraved Euroshocker that tows the line between art and bad taste. Desperate for virgin blood, Count Dracula (Kier) journeys to an Italian villa only to discover the family’s three young daughters are also coveted by the estate’s Marxist stud (Joe Dallesandro of Morrissey’s FLESH, TRASH, and HEAT). Stefania Casini (SUSPIRIA) and BICYCLE THIEVES director Vittorio De Sica co-star in one of the most unique and outrageous vampire films in history.
Saturday, October 1
Director: Paul Morrissey
Starring: Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Stefania Casini, Vittorio De Sica.
Runtime: 106 min.
Sunday, October 2
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 1984
In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams -- which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends' parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it's too late?
Wednesday, October 5
Friday, October 7
Director: Wes Craven
Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp
Runtime: 91 min.
Saturday, October 8
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD VHS COLOR VERSION
AGFA Videodreams is a series of tape-sourced preservations for late-nite voyages to other worlds. Only in theaters.
A staple of late night TV in the 1980s, the 1986 colorized version of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a treat for the senses. Here, the movie’s eerie mood, bold messaging, and haunting visuals are enhanced and transformed into an impressionistic netherworld -- one that’s filled with green zombies, pink skies, and neon-red gore.
Preserved from the original 1986 VHS release.
Friday, October 14
Director: George Romero
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman.
Runtime: 96 min.
Saturday, October 15
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Friday, October 28
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne.
Runtime: 127 min.
Sunday, October 30
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 1999
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who've traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
Thursday, October 27
Director: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez
Starring: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
Runtime: 81 min.