Titles: TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE: THE MOVIE, DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, BLACK SABBATH, TALES FROM THE HOOD and FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM
Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Dates: October 06-08
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Description: Nothing invokes dread like tales about the dead! Join the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre for their bone-chilling, spine-tingling program of anthology films with ghastly and ghoulish stories to tell.
Wednesday, October 6 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, 1983, Warner Bros., 101 min. Rod Serling’s landmark television show is brought to the big screen helmed by directors Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg. The four science fiction horror installments include retellings of KICK THE CAN, THE GOOD LIFE, and NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET.]
TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE: THE MOVIE, 1990, Paramount Pictures, 93 min. Dir. John Harrison. Fearing he will be eaten by a witch, a young paper boy reads three chilling tales of horror as a means of fending off evil. A mummy stalker, a “cat from hell” and an unspeakable murder are all part of this creepy storytime! With Christian Slater.
Thursday, October 7 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: BLACK SABBATH (TRE VOLTI DELLA PAURA), 1963, International Media Films, 92 min. Dir. Mario Bava. Reportedly Bava’s favorite of his films: three minimalist tales of terror, topped by “The Wurdelak” with Boris Karloff as a ravenous Russian vampire! This is the original European version complete with a different music score, alternate introduction by Karloff, and the restored sexual implications that had been changed when the film was released here by American International. With Mark Damon, Michele Mercier, Susy Andersen, Jacqueline Pierreux. “Yes, this is the film that Ozzy Osbourne and his rock star friends took the name for their band from…the stories…stand up as compelling tales of terror in their own right, adeptly weaving the atmosphere of nightmares…a beautifully sustained exercise in scares…” – Graeme Clark, The Spinning Image (UK) (In Italian with English subtitles.)
DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, 1965, 98 min. Dir. Freddie Francis. This was the first in Amicus’ long-lived series of horror anthologies and is certainly among the best, with Peter Cushing starring as the mysterious doctor who tells five men’s bizarre fortunes on a nocturnal train trip. With Christopher Lee, Michael Gough and a very young Donald Sutherland.
Friday, October 8 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (aka THE OFFSPRING), 1987, Moviestore, 99 min. Dir. Jeff Burr. Spine-tingling master Vincent Price is Julian White, an esteemed historian in a small Tennessee town who, after the execution of his murderer niece, relays bone-chilling stories from the town’s past to a local reporter. Literal undying love, a creepy recluse hermit and a house full of malicious orphans all make up the bizarre, Southern Gothic history lesson White craftily preaches! Screenplay by Courtney Joyner, Darin Scott and Jeff Burr. With Clu Gulager, Cameron Mitchell, Rosalind Cash, Susan Tyrell, Angelo Rossitto, Martine Beswicke, Terry Kiser and Lawrence Tierney. “It has a mood throughout of foul things squirming toward the light.” – Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
TALES FROM THE HOOD, 1995, Universal, 98 min. Dir. Rusty Cundiff. Three drug dealers are called to a funeral parlor to protect and collect a stash of drugs, but upon arrival the trio is met by the diabolical Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). Simms narrates four horror stories of how corpses from his funeral home met their grizzly fates, and soon the drug dealers realize they have come to an establishment more wicked than they could have bargained for. Screenplay by Cundiff and Darin Scott. Featuring David Alan Grier. Discussion between films with Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott, Clu Gulager, C. Courtney Joyner and others to be announced!