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FANGORIA will host free screenings of acclaimed
writer/director Rodrigo Cortés’ all-star supernatural thriller RED LIGHTS in
both Los Angeles and New York City over the next two weeks. The LA show will be
held this coming Monday, June 18 at Hollywood’s Arclight Cinemas (6360 West Sunset Boulevard) at 7:30 p.m. The
Manhattan screening will take place on Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Cinema
Village (22 East 12th Street, off
Cortés, who won acclaim for the suspenseful thriller BURIED,
will be attending both the LA and NYC shows, accompanied by his lead actor,
Cillian Murphy, best known for his genre roles in 28 DAYS LATER, BATMAN BEGINS,
INCEPTION, SUNSHINE, RED EYE and RETREAT. RED LIGHTS also stars Robert De Niro,
Sigourney Weaver, THE MIST’s Toby Jones and SILENT HOUSE’s Elizabeth Olsen.
The Fango screenings of RED LIGHTS will be free events; to
obtain tickets, send an e-mail to
must list which city you are attending and “RED LIGHTS” in your subject
line (for example, LA: RED LIGHTS or NY: RED LIGHTS). Offer is good for you and
one guest. Plus, tell us your full name, as names will be checked at the door.
Offer is first come, first served, and we will confirm your RSVP. Seating is
not guaranteed, however. These advance previews are presented by Millennium
Entertainment, which will open RED LIGHTS nationwide July 13.
Here’s the RED LIGHTS synopsis: Veteran paranormal
researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Murphy) debunk
fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena
by detecting what Matheson calls “red lights,” the subtle tricks behind every
staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon
Silver (De Niro) comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless
adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the
Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student
(Olsen) use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the
charismatic, spoon-bending mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his
own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion in this taut
Reviewing the film, Allistar Pinsof of Flixist.com said,
“RED LIGHTS is a very smart film that owes much to Hitchcock,” while Nicholas
Bell of Ioncinema noted, “Cortés has created not only a film that lends itself
open to interpretation, but one also worthy of multiple viewings.” Likewise,
William Goss of Indiwire.com commented, “RED LIGHTS kept us on our toes, if not
in the traditional sense. It’s a bold effort by Cortés to step up his
directorial game.” Finally, Erik Childress of eFilmCritic.com praised, “This is
the second horror subgenre that Cortés has injected fresh life into.”
out Fango’s interview with Cortés about RED LIGHTS in Fango #315, on sale this
month, and watch for more exclusive coverage coming to this site soon. See you
at the shows!
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