Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - Sun, Aug 16, 2015
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NIGHT OF THE LIVING ’80s: A NEW WAVE OF HORROR

If the 1930s and ’40s were the golden age of classical Hollywood cinema, and the 1970s the age of the American New Wave, the 1980s were a golden age of horror. The decade gave us some of the most terrifying (and hard-to-kill) bad guys in cinema history, including Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and the titular demon of PUMPKINHEAD - the rise of the villain-as-hero is one reason ’80s horror films remain such bloody fun. Behind the camera, a new breed of filmmakers steeped in the old traditions but firmly in touch with their cultural moment reinvented the genre with a series of confrontational, often satiric responses to their era. George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Clive Barker and Sam Raimi created movies as sharp and distinctive as the most prestigious mainstream fare, often on much smaller budgets.

And to quote young Carol Anne Freeling in POLTERGEIST, “They’re here”: our celebration of zombies, slashers and evil spirits will include appearances from many of the films’ creators, beginning in July with Peter Medak and his terrifying ghost tale THE CHANGELING and Stuart Gordon with his two brilliant takes on science gone wrong, RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND. In August, director William Lustig appears for a Q&A with his MANIAC COP and its sequel. If the police could be terrifying in the 1980s, so could paramedics, as Larry Cohen’s THE AMBULANCE shows; the director joins us with that film and his SPECIAL EFFECTS. Filmmaker Tom Holland appears with a double feature of FRIGHT NIGHT and CHILD’S PLAY. We pit HELLRAISER’s Pinhead against PUMPKINHEAD in a double feature. Cast and crew members who survived RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and NIGHT OF THE CREEPS as well as CHOPPING MALL and NIGHT OF THE COMET recount their experiences. We’ve also got shapeless and shape-shifting creatures (THE BLOB, THE THING) and Italian zombies (NIGHTMARE CITY, BURIAL GROUND) to shock you senseless.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by Jim Hemphill.

Egyptian TheatreThu, Jul 30, 2015 - Sun, Aug 16, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Director Stuart Gordon & Producer Brian Yuzna In Person!
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Director Peter Medak In Person!
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Cast & Crew In Person! Horror Burlesque Show!
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Horror Burlesque Show!
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Director William Lustig In Person! Brand New Restorations!
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Writer-Director Larry Cohen In Person!
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Director Tom Holland In Person!
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Aug 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Director Joe Dante In Person! PATRICK MACNEE REMEMBERED Series
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Cast & Crew In Person!
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
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