Spend all night at the Aero Theatre’s 11th annual Horrorthon! Complete with between-film free food, giveaways from Scream Factory, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises! Monster Energy Drinks courtesy of Hansen's Beverages.
THE BLOB, 1988, Sony Repertory, 95 min. Screenwriter Frank Darabont (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) and director Chuck Russell (THE MASK) teamed up for this exceptionally scary (and exceptionally gory) remake of the 1950s cult favorite, resulting in a rare reboot that’s superior to the original. Cheerleader Shawnee Smith and rebel biker Kevin Dillon team up to take on an amorphous substance that engulfs an entire small town while shadowy government operatives try to figure out how to harness its power; the substance itself - the blob of the title - is a marvel of state-of-the art 1980s special effects that still holds up today.
DEVIL FETUS (MO TAI), 1983, 84 min. Dir. Hung-Chuen Lau. In this low-budget Hong Kong horror gross-out, a woman buys an antique vase possessed by a demon, which kills members of her family in the most disgusting ways imaginable until a kung fu exorcist intervenes.
THE ENTITY, 1982, 20th Century Fox, 125 min. Dir. Sidney J. Furie. Adapted by Frank De Felitta from his bestseller - itself based on actual incidents - this disturbing horror film stars Barbara Hershey (in one of her best performances) as a woman who is repeatedly assaulted by a supernatural entity. With Ron Silver.
PHANTASM II, 1988, Universal, 97 min. Dir. Don Coscarelli. The Tall Man returns in this bigger-budgeted studio sequel to PHANTASM, in which James LeGros joins series regular Reggie Bannister as he takes on Angus Scrimm. This film contains all the energy and originality of the first, but with bigger resources and wilder set pieces.
HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, 1980, New World Pictures, 80 min. Dir. Barbara Peeters. Executive producer Roger Corman ensures that little is left to the imagination in this graphic tale of fishlike creatures that kill the men and rape the women of a California coastal village. Doug McClure, Ann Turkel and Vic Morrow star.
HELL NIGHT, 1981, Compass International, 101 min. Dir. Tom DeSimone. College fraternity/sorority pledges (including Linda Blair and Vincent Van Patten) are told to spend the night at Garth Manor, where a family massacre took place years earlier.
BRAIN DAMAGE, 1988, Palisades Entertainment Group (Park Circus has International rights), 84 min. BASKET CASE writer-director Frank Henenlotter returns with this cult horror-comedy. Brian (Rick Hearst) becomes addicted to a parasite’s hallucinogenic secretions, and keeps the creature happy with a steady supply of human brains.