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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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