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Hocus Pocus

Saturday, October 19

Three gnarly, 17th-century Salem Witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) are unwittingly conjured up for a Halloween night in present-day Salem. While they tend to spruce up the party festivities with their outlandish

Saturday, October 19

2:30pm
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, October 19

Special LIVE pre-show with Barry Bostwick! Does The Rocky Horror Picture Show need any introduction? It’s a cultural artifact with unlimited lifespan — it creates new audiences for itself each screening, and will most likely

Saturday, October 19

7:00pm

Sunday, October 20

12:00am
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Little Monsters

Sunday, October 20

The enormous animated hit Monsters, Inc. spawned a sequel, at least one amusement-park themed area, and a bevy of warmly held childhood memories. That movie, of course, is about the arcane rules and sprawling infrastructure

Sunday, October 20

11:30am
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The Mummy’s Tomb

Sunday, October 20

HOSTED BY DR. PAUL BEARER None of the classic Universal monsters have had a history as meandering and confusing as the Mummy — in this case, specifically Kharis, the second and most memorable of the

Sunday, October 20

3:00pm
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Young Frankenstein

Sunday, October 20

HOSTED BY DR. PAUL BEARER In 1974, Mel Brooks got together a bunch of his funniest friends and made a send-up of a film genre that he loved as a kid but that they just

Sunday, October 20

6:00pm
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Us

Monday, October 21

ONE OF THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST HORROR FILMS Director Jordan Peele has spent the past few years developing into one of the most original, creative minds in genre film of his generation. And even with stratospheric

Monday, October 21

6:00pm
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The Dead Don’t Die

Monday, October 21

ONE OF THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST HORROR FILMS If there’s one thing indie paterfamilias Jim Jarmusch is good at, it’s making every project he does feel ineffably connected, in tone and style and approach to its

Monday, October 21

9:00pm
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Zodiac

Tuesday, October 22

Roger Ebert called Zodiac “the ‘All the President’s Men’ of serial killer movies, with Woodward and Bernstein played by a cop and a cartoonist.” And he’s right, though that’s maybe not the most exciting log-line

Tuesday, October 22

9:15pm
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Troll 2

Wednesday, October 23

Fair warning: if you think this is an animated feature with the voice talents of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, turn around now and never look back. Troll 2 is a famously horrible little flick,

Wednesday, October 23

7:00pm
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Psycho

Thursday, October 24

Psycho is based on a book of the same name by Robert Bloch. During its writing, Bloch was living 35 miles away from real-life murderer Ed Gein, a serial killer who flayed his victims in

Thursday, October 24

7:00pm
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The Brood

Thursday, October 24

Did you know: David Cronenberg thinks The Brood is the only real horror movie he’s made? Let that sink in. He’s either got a really unusual conception of horror movies or a really unusual understanding

Thursday, October 24

9:45pm
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Friday, October 25

This second film version of the Victor Hugo novel Notre-Dame de Paris (the first was a Theda Bara vehicle, The Dancer of Paris – now considered lost) was a super-duper-spectacular as only the Hollywood of

Friday, October 25

7:00pm
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Goosebumps

Sunday, October 27

Why did it take a million years to make a movie out of the R.L. Stine series Goosebumps – the best-selling book series in history until a certain boy wizard popped up? ‘90s kids didn’t

Sunday, October 27

11:30am
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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Sunday, October 27

Remember Scream? Scream was very popular. No complaints here, because it deserved that popularity; Scream was fresh and original and good. But “popular” in Hollywood often translates into “let’s do that same thing again,” and

Sunday, October 27

6:00pm
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Peeping Tom

Monday, October 28

Fifty years ago, Michael Powell was the darling of British cinema, thanks to the movies he directed with Emeric Pressburger, including Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes. And then he made Peeping Tom. It’s since been

Monday, October 28

6:00pm
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Audition

Monday, October 28

Film critic Mike D’Angelo once wrote that the ideal way to see Takashi Miike’s Audition is to have a trusted friend that knows your tastes hand you an unlabeled copy in a paper bag, so you have

Monday, October 28

9:30pm
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Blacula

Tuesday, October 29

Spectacular soundtracks, grindhouse thrills, B-movie ingenuity, incredible style: there are plenty of good reasons blaxploitation took off like it did in the early 1970s. The simplest explanation, of course, is that these films served moviegoers

Tuesday, October 29

6:00pm
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Candyman

Tuesday, October 29

Candyman turns on a well-worn urban legend: look in a darkened mirror, say a name three to five times, and whatever horror you’ve called up from the nether-whatever will appear. In this case, the monster

Tuesday, October 29

9:00pm
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Halloween

Thursday, October 31

The script for the original 1978 Halloween was written in 10 days, which, yeah, actually seems like plenty of time, come to think of it. It’s a pretty terse movie: silent killer menaces teens, travels

Thursday, October 31

9:30pm