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American Cinematheque offers International House of Horrors for Halloween

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.



Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.