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NY! Bernard Rose’s “FRANKENSTEIN,” Fessenden fare, “DEVIL’S CANDY” and more at Scary Movies fest

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New York City’s hottest horror festival has a frightfully good lineup for this Halloween: The lineup for The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies 9 has been announced!

Running October 30-November 5, Scary Movies is bringing its usual combo of great new movies and classic flicks to Manhattan. The opening-night attraction is SOUTHBOUND, an anthology feature from the creators of V/H/S, with segments directed by Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence and featuring the voice of Larry Fessenden as the radio DJ. That screening will be followed by a Mischief Night celebration—come in costume, as prizes will be awarded for the best outfits! Closing night will be an evening with Bernard Rose, in which the CANDYMAN director will host his new version of FRANKENSTEIN (pictured above), starring Danny Huston, Carrie-Ann Moss, Xavier Samuel and Tony Todd, and a rare screening of his haunting supernatural thriller PAPERHOUSE.

Also on the schedule: BASKIN, Turkish director Can Evrenol’s rural grotesquerie; CHERRY TREE, a tale of British witchcraft from WAKE WOOD’s David Keating; DARLING, Mickey Keating’s study of a young woman’s psychological breakdown in a Manhattan apartment; THE DEVIL’S CANDY, the long-awaited follow-up feature by THE LOVED ONES’ Sean Byrne; EMILIE, Michael Thelin’s story of a babysitter who is not who or what she seems; THE HALLOW, Corin Hardy’s much-praised mythological chiller set in the wilds of Ireland; THE PACK, a survival shocker pitting a family against killer dogs from Australia’s Nick Robertson; SHREW’S NEST, Juanfer Andrs and Esteban Roel’s claustrophobic psychodrama about an agoraphobe holding her neighbor hostage; SUMMER CAMP, set at an off-season resort where the counselors are terrorized by infected kids, directed by Alberto Marini; and WHAT WE BECOME, in which Denmark’s Bo Mikkelsen presents a small town breaking down when it’s placed under quarantine. Keating and Hardy will be present for Q&As with their respective films.

On the retrospective side, Larry Fessenden will host both DARLING and a 35mm screening of his environmental frightfest THE LAST WINTER, with special guests; on the other side of the spectrum, schlockmeister Juan Piquer Simon will be celebrated with a double feature of PIECES (in 35mm) and SLUGS. Also in 35mm, Christopher Lee will be paid tribute with a showing of THE GORGON. There will be a free Halloween-afternoon showing of James Whale’s classic FRANKENSTEIN, and Scary Movies will be preceded by a two-day Alfred Hitchcock event October 27-28, including a screening of the new documentary HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT with Q&A by director Kent Jones, the Master of Suspense’s FRENZY in 35mm and more.

See the full Scary Movies schedule below; tickets go on sale October 15 with early access for members starting October 13. Keep an eye on the Film Society’s official website for further info.

Friday, October 30
7:30 p.m.: SOUTHBOUND/Mischief Night party

Saturday, October 31
12 noon: FRANKENSTEIN (1931; free screening)
5 p.m.: EMILIE
7 p.m.: THE HALLOW (Q&A with Corin Hardy)
9:45 p.m.: BASKIN

Sunday, November 1
1 p.m.: THE GORGON
3 p.m.: SLUGS
5 p.m.: PIECES
7 p.m.: THE DEVIL’S CANDY
9 p.m.: THE PACK

Monday, November 2
7 p.m.: SHREW’S NEST
9 p.m.: SUMMER CAMP

Tuesday, November 3
7 p.m.: THE LAST WINTER (Q&A with Larry Fessenden and special guests)
9:45 p.m: DARLING (Q&A with Mickey Keating)

Wednesday, November 4
7 p.m.: CHERRY TREE
9 p.m.: WHAT WE BECOME

Thursday, November 5
7 p.m.: FRANKENSTEIN (Q&A with Bernard Rose)
9:30 p.m.: PAPERHOUSE (Q&A with Bernard Rose)

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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