NY! Catch “THE HUNGER” and Hudson Horror in 35mm at Alamo Drafthouse!Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
The New York-area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is continuing its commitment to screening classic fear fare over the next two weekends, showcasing a trio of cult classics from the ’70s and ’80s on the big screen, all in 35mm.
Continuing its FANGORIA Presents series, the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, just north of Manhattan (2548 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY) will present Tony Scott’s 1983 film THE HUNGER (pictured above) in 35mm next Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. Fango’s Michael Gingold will host this rare big-screen presentation of Scott’s debut feature, an adaptation of Whitley Strieber’s novel about ageless vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), her not-quite-as-immortal lover John (David Bowie) and researcher Sarah (Susan Sarandon), who becomes Miriam’s latest conquest. Bloodlust and just plain lust combine in this film, which features intoxicating visuals, Bauhaus on the soundtrack and memorable couplings between its beautiful stars; see more details here.
For those whose horror tastes run more to hardcore than softcore, the Drafthouse and Hudson Horror Show have a pair of serious scare films on tap for tomorrow, September 20 at 8 p.m. The double feature includes an uncut print of TOURIST TRAP, David Schmoeller’s 1979 shockfest in which a group of unfortunate young people become stranded at Chuck Connors’ wax museum of horrors (with a chilling Pino Donaggio score), and TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD, Amando de Ossorio’s grim 1972 feature that introduced the sightless, blood-drinking Templar Knights to the screen. For more on this show, click here.