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If it’s Halloween season, it must be time for a bumper crop
of horror-film screenings in the New York City area. Read on for the info on a
bunch of ’em, including the scoop on a one-week run of Andrzej Zulawski’s uncut
Eurotrash gem POSSESSION (pictured).
Fango got the first word that a new 35mm print of the
complete and uncensored director’s cut of POSSESSION, a true psychosexual
freakout starring Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill and a Carlo Rambaldi-created
tentacle monster, will be playing the Film Forum (209
West Houston Street). Released by Bleeding Light Film Group, it’ll have a full
run from Friday-Thursday, December 2-8 with several daily showings; keep an eye
on the site for further details. Also of interest at Film Forum is a Bernard
Herrmann Series starting this Friday, October 21 and running through Thursday,
November 3, with double features of movies featuring scores by the master
composer. Among them are Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER and J. Lee Thompson’s
original CAPE FEAR on Friday, Oct. 28, Robert Wise’s THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD
STILL and Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS on Sunday, Oct. 30, Hitchcock’s PSYCHO
and Brian De Palma’s OBSESSION on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31 and the Ray
Harryhausen favorites THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD and JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
Tuesday, Nov. 1, plus a single show of Henry Levin’s JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF
THE EARTH Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Nearby, 92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street at Canal)
has an eclectic slate of genre fare on tap for Halloweentime. You can check out
Tobe Hooper’s LIFEFORCE this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 p.m.; Larry Cohen’s GOD
TOLD ME TO on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.; Ron Underwood’s TREMORS on Friday,
Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.; and a double feature of Don Dohler’s FIEND and Brian Yuzna’s
SOCIETY on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.
Across town at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue), Friday-Sunday, Nov. 4-6
will see a Frank Henenlotter retrospective, with Manhattan’s master of mad
movies appearing in person. The titles screening will be BRAIN DAMAGE, Nov. 4
at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m.; FRANKENHOOKER, Nov. 4 at 9:30 p.m. and Nov.
5 at 9:30 p.m.; BASKET CASE, Nov. 5 at 4:45 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.; and
BASKET CASE 2, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Over in Queens’ Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria), you can catch the
musical version of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as part of the Jim Henson’s Fantastic
World series Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1
p.m.; Ridley Scott’s ALIEN on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30 at
4 p.m., and Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., as
part of the See It Big series; a special 80th-anniversary showing of James
Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN, with Sara Karloff in person, Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7:30
p.m.; and CHANDU THE MAGICIAN on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m., THE MAD MAGICIAN
on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and Herschell Gordon Lewis’ THE WIZARD OF
GORE Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., as part of the Magicians on Screen series. In
addition, on Sunday the 30th at 2:30 p.m., “Movie Monsters and More: A Master
Class With Special Effects Makeup Artist Mike Marino” will be hosted by the
prosthetics wizard behind BLACK SWAN and many others. Tickets for the latter
are $15 ($10 for Museum members, free for Silver Screen and Red Carpet Kids members),
and include admission to any of the above-listed films that day.
Finally, Brooklyn’s BAMcinématek at the
BAM Rose Cinemas (Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue) has a pair of
films of interest showing this weekend as part of its Sneak Previews from IFC
Films: Ben Wheatley’s unnerving crime/horror hybrid KILL LIST on Friday, Oct.
21 at 9:30 p.m. and Justin Kurzel’s true-serial-killer drama SNOWTOWN on
Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. The Cinématek’s Puppets on Film series will present
Quentin Dupieux’s RUBBER on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 9:15 p.m. and Joe Dante’s
GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH on Monday, Nov. 14 at 9:15 p.m., and its See You Next
Wednesday: 8 Films by John Landis program includes a double bill of AN AMERICAN
WEREWOLF IN LONDON and the compilation movie COMING SOON (narrated by Jamie Lee
Curtis) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
And of course, there’s the great Scary Movies 5 going on at
Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater starting next week; go here for all those details. There’s something for every horrific taste this
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