In additional to its usual fall programming, which includes Beyond Fest and the annual Horrorthon, this Halloween season the American Cinematheque introduces a new series titled International House of Horrors for Halloween. Featuring half a dozen horror films either filmed in foreign lands or in a foreign language, the series takes place at Los Feliz Theatre on select nights from September 28 through October 31.
International House of Horrors kicks off on September 28 with A Praga, a one-hour 1980 film by Portuguese filmmaker José Mojica Marins (a.k.a. “Coffin Joe”). Also on the bill is “Mojica’sLast Curse,” a short documentary about restoring the film.
Subsequent films include writer-director Greg McLean’s killer crocodile film, Rogue (2007), on October 19, Oscar-winner Bong Joon-ho’s The Host (2006), the Russian sci-fi film Sputnik on October 26, the 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula on October 29, and Oscar-winner Guillermo Del Toro’s debut film, Cronos on Halloween Night.
As a bonus, American Cinematheque offers two more events on Halloween Night. The Innocents will screen at 7:30pm after a live recording of the Greg Proops Film Club podcast at Los Feliz. A double bill of The Creature from the Black Lagoon and House of Wax (1953) will screen at 7:30pm in the Aero Theatre at 7:30pm.
Los Feliz Theatre is located at 1822 N. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Aero Theatre is located at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Tickets are $8 for Cinematheque members and $13 for non-members. Get more information here.