Titles: NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR, CREEPSHOW & More
Location: Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Date: October 22 at 8pm
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Description: As part of their 3rd Annual Halloween Horror Film Fest, the Cinefamily presents this double bill of horror anthologies films screen in their entirety, plus single episodes of other anthologies. From the website:
Most movie all-nighters have five movies, six movies, tops — that means, at most, maybe half a dozen bloody finales, three or four twist endings, and a cool premise or two. That’s nothing. How about SIXTEEN different horror stories, one after another? You don’t like one? Wait half an hour, it’s gone! They said it couldn’t be done, but we’ve found a way: our dark secret is the “omnibus” movie, in which several short films (often with different casts and directors) are bundled under one umbrella. The Diabolical Dr. Cinefamily is gonna stitch together several of these anthology films, exhibiting classic five-for-one winners (like Creepshow) in their entirety or just grabbing a favorite single short from another, to create one gruesome, mammoth ass-to-mouth cinematic centipede of horror films! And to kick off the night, we promise a rare 35mm screening of —
Night Train To Terror
What would happen if God and the Devil decided the fate of mankind while on a train ride? This is a question that has plagued us for eons, a question that the producers of 1985’s horror anthology Night Train To Terror felt compelled to answer. Well, OK, maybe what they felt compelled to do was take three trashy, unreleasable horror films they collectively owned, stitch ‘em together haphazardly and re-release them as an anthology. The result is a barely comprehensible jumble of scenes and story threads that ends up feeling like an experimental piece filtered through an ‘80s horror cheese sensibility. MTV-reject rock bands, occult Nazis, stop-motion giant insects, Cameron Mitchell — you just never know what this crazy movie is going to throw at you next. It’s the most holyfuckingshit of all horror anthologies: that rare blend of the inexplicable and the highly entertaining. This will likely NEVER screen again in 35mm in the U.S., so make sure you catch it while you have the chance!