Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
7:30pm
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10th Annual Dusk-To-Dawn Horrothon
Coffee courtesy of Pete’s Coffee; Monster Energy Drinks courtesy of Hansen's Beverages.

This event is now sold out online, but there will be a standby line all night as seats become available.

Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s tenth annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises!

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, 1982, Universal, 98 min. Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace. Michael Myers gets a day off in this unusual chapter of the HALLOWEEN saga. A murder-suicide in his emergency room leads Dr. Dan Challis (Tom Atkins) to the Silver Shamrock mask manufacturing company, run by the evil Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy). Cochran’s take on trick-or-treating is to distribute Halloween masks that will kill millions of children - unless the doctor can stop him.

DEATH SPA, 1989, 88 min. Dir. Michael Fischa. A little skin and a lot of gore go a long way in this ’80s cheesefest, also released as WITCH BITCH. After the shocking death of the owner’s wife, the Starbody Health Spa seems possessed, and patrons start dropping like flies after some truly killer workouts.

ANGUISH (ANGUSTIA), 1987, 89 min. Dir. Bigas Luna. In Spanish director Bigas Luna’s highly inventive film-within-a-film, POLTERGEIST’s Zelda Rubinstein uses her psychic powers for evil, manipulating ophthalmologist son Michael Lerner to exact revenge (and gouge eyes out as souvenirs). It’s tough to watch – especially if you’re in a theater with a killer… In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

SPOOKIES, 1986, 85 min. Dir. Genie Joseph, Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner. Killer Sorcerers! Bits and pieces of an unreleased 1984 film called TWISTED SOULS were stitched together and reanimated to make this obscure horror indie. Kids hoping to party at a seemingly abandoned mansion run afoul of the sorcerer Kreon (Felix Ward), who summons up a series of monsters to kill them.

DEAD AND BURIED, 1981, 94 min. Dir. Gary Sherman. ALIEN writers Ronald Shusett and Dan O'Bannon and special effects guru Stan Winston are among the talent behind this atmospheric shocker. Sheriff James Farentino investigates when murdered tourists return to life in his little New England burg; local mortician Jack Albertson may know more than he’s saying. Keep an eye out for a pre-NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Robert Englund!

PIECES (MIL GRITOS TIENE LA NOCHE), 1982, Grindhouse Releasing, 89 min. Dir. Juan Piquer Simón. In this infamous grindhouse thriller, a young boy with twisted ideas about sexuality grows into a serial killer on a rampage, collecting body parts to assemble his jigsaw puzzle of the ideal woman. Christopher George (TV’s “Rat Patrol”) is the hardboiled cop on his trail in a bizarre college town. Filmmaker Simón keeps the absurd number of red herrings coming at breakneck speed.

THE NEST, 1988, 89 min. Dir. Terence H. Winkless. Scientific research gone awry unleashes a wave of carnivorous mutating cockroaches on an island off the coast of Maine. Not for the squeamish, this is among the best to emerge from the Roger Corman stable in the 1980s.

Screening formats: DCP (HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH and DEATH SPA), 35mm (ANGUISH, SPOOKIES, DEAD AND BURIED and PIECES) and Blu-ray (THE NEST). | Special Horrorthon prices: General $20, Student/Senior $18, Members $15 - includes all-night snacks and coffee. No vouchers.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Oct 24, 2015 • 7:30pm
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