6th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrorthon

PET SEMATARY: The Zombie Cat from Hell
PET SEMATARY: The Zombie Cat from Hell

Date: October 29, starting at 7:30pm
Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403-1710
Description: The American Cinematheque invites you to spend the night at the the Aero Theatre for their sixth annual Horrorthon, complete with free food, trailers, crazy shorts, and surprises! Coffee courtesy of Pete’s Coffee, Monster Energy Drink courtesy of Hansen’s Beverage and prizes, giveaways courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Check out this year’s selection of titles:

PET SEMATARY
1989, Paramount Pictures, 103 min. Dir. Mary Lambert. Devoted family man Louis Creed is devastated when his son is killed in a horrible accident – but he soon learns that bringing his son back to life has some terrifying side effects in this Stephen King classic. [35mm]

TOURIST TRAP
1979, Compass International Pictures, 90 min. Dir. David Schmoeller. A group of friends enters a mysterious remote museum, only to discover that it’s owned by a murderous stalker. With Chuck Connors.

THE PIT
1981, New World Pictures, 97 min. Dir. Lew Lehman. Lonely Jamie Benjamin is the butt of jokes and harassment – until he makes a discovery deep in the forest that enables him to exact violent revenge against those who have wronged him. One of the strangest horror films of the ’80s. .

VIDEODROME
1983, Universal, 87 min. One of director David Cronenberg’s most disturbing, subversive thrillers. While searching for programs to boost ratings on his small cable station, jaded Max Renn (James Woods) becomes hooked on an underground TV show, “Videodrome,” that may be a genuine snuff video. But tracking down its source proves dangerous as lifelike hallucinations kick in – skewing Max’s very concept of reality, and his new girlfriend, talk-show host,Nikki Brand (Blondie’s Deborah Harry), goes missing. “Long live the new flesh!”

ALICE SWEET ALICE (aka COMMUNION)
1976, Warner Bros., 98 min. Dir. Alfred Sole. Karen (a very young Brooke Shields) is strangled on the day of her first communion, and her older sister Alice becomes the prime suspect. [35mm]

JUST BEFORE DAWN
1981, Picturmedia, 90 min. Dir. Jeff Lieberman. The director of SQUIRM brings us this entry in the Woodsploitation subgenre made famous by DELIVERANCE, SOUTHERN COMFORT, and HUNTER’S BLOOD. This time, a group of young campers find themselves face to face with a murderous mountain man and angry hillbillies. Beautiful U.K. Print, including 8 Extra Minutes!

Special Horrorthon prices: General $20, Student/Senior $18, Members $15 – includes all-night snacks. No passes.

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