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May
22
Tue
REVENGE
May 22 @ 9:30 pm

The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge comes to The Frida!

Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to a romantic getaway with her well-off boyfriend, but paradise is disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip.  Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly – and viciously – intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for the guys, Jen survives, and sets out to exact an appropriately bloody vengeance.

Presented in French, with English subtitles.   Viewer discretion advised.

Friday, May 18 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, May 19 – 8pm
Sunday, May 20 – 10:30pm
Monday, May 21 – 9:30pm
Tuesday, May 22 – 9:30pm
Wednesday, May 23 – 9:30pm
Thursday, May 24 – 9:30pm

“Revenge slices and dices genre tropes, working within an exploitation framework while adding a timely — yet never less.  91% Aggregate Rating.” – Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus

“Ample style, remarkable tension, decidedly French black humor, and more blood than I believe the human body actually contains.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“Tautly controlled and wildly over-the-top, executed with flashy style, sly visual humor and a subversive feminist sensibility.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

RED-BAND TRAILER (Not safe for work – viewer discretion advised!)

May
23
Wed
REVENGE
May 23 @ 9:30 pm

The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge comes to The Frida!

Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to a romantic getaway with her well-off boyfriend, but paradise is disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip.  Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly – and viciously – intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for the guys, Jen survives, and sets out to exact an appropriately bloody vengeance.

Presented in French, with English subtitles.   Viewer discretion advised.

Friday, May 18 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, May 19 – 8pm
Sunday, May 20 – 10:30pm
Monday, May 21 – 9:30pm
Tuesday, May 22 – 9:30pm
Wednesday, May 23 – 9:30pm
Thursday, May 24 – 9:30pm

“Revenge slices and dices genre tropes, working within an exploitation framework while adding a timely — yet never less.  91% Aggregate Rating.” – Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus

“Ample style, remarkable tension, decidedly French black humor, and more blood than I believe the human body actually contains.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“Tautly controlled and wildly over-the-top, executed with flashy style, sly visual humor and a subversive feminist sensibility.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

RED-BAND TRAILER (Not safe for work – viewer discretion advised!)

May
24
Thu
REVENGE
May 24 @ 9:30 pm

The ultra-violent thriller that had audiences howling at Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival, writer/director Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge comes to The Frida!

Jen (Matilda Lutz, Rings) is looking forward to a romantic getaway with her well-off boyfriend, but paradise is disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip.  Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly – and viciously – intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for the guys, Jen survives, and sets out to exact an appropriately bloody vengeance.

Presented in French, with English subtitles.   Viewer discretion advised.

Friday, May 18 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, May 19 – 8pm
Sunday, May 20 – 10:30pm
Monday, May 21 – 9:30pm
Tuesday, May 22 – 9:30pm
Wednesday, May 23 – 9:30pm
Thursday, May 24 – 9:30pm

“Revenge slices and dices genre tropes, working within an exploitation framework while adding a timely — yet never less.  91% Aggregate Rating.” – Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus

“Ample style, remarkable tension, decidedly French black humor, and more blood than I believe the human body actually contains.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“Tautly controlled and wildly over-the-top, executed with flashy style, sly visual humor and a subversive feminist sensibility.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

RED-BAND TRAILER (Not safe for work – viewer discretion advised!)

May
25
Fri
FRIGHT NIGHT + Q&A with Writer/Director Tom Holland! FREE Screening!
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Writer/Director Tom Holland joins us IN PERSON with his classic 1985 tale of vampires, TV vampire hunters, teen angst, and 80’s style — Fright Night!

Our friends at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival – coming to The Frida August 31st – September 2nd! – are kicking off the terror early with this FREE screening!  No need to RSVP – screening will be first-come first-served!  We’ll have a line forming outside – Doors open at 7:30pm!

What happens when you’re a teenage boy and you suspect your nextdoor neighbor is a vampire who’s been killing off the locals?  You call a vampire hunter, of course!  Unfortunately for Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), he’s a horror cinema junkie, so of course no one believes him (except best friend and fellow horrorhound “Evil” Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) – and the only vampire hunter he knows of is Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), a washed-up local-cable horror host who, like everyone else, thinks Charley is nuts.  But when Charley finally convinces Peter to meet the mysterious Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon), Peter is shocked to find that the kid may be right – but will he have what it takes to actually become the vampire hunter he portrays, and in time to save Charley’s virginal girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse) from becoming Peter’s next victim?

A pitch-perfect blend of scares, laughs, and gruesome effects, Tom Holland’s Fright Night is a masterful genre-blender that was ahead of its time in paving the way for films Scream and Shaun of the Dead in successfully serving both comedy and terror, brimming with of-its-time style.  Join us in welcoming visionary writer-director Tom Holland – who also gave horror lovers their beloved Chucky with his 1988 classic Child’s Play – to The Frida Cinema!

FREE Screening!

May
28
Mon
A VERY “CARRIE” PROM – Presented by HorrorBuzz
May 28 @ 8:00 pm

Once upon a time, there was nothing scarier on prom night than the fear of getting an unfortunately-timed pimple.   Then Stephen King came along…

Join us on May 28 as HorrorBuzz.com presents a very special screening of director Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of King’s terrifying first novel, on a night we’re calling A Very Carrie Prom.   Not only will we be screening the original horror classic, starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in their iconic Academy Award-nominated performances, but we’ll be busting out all your prom favorites, such as spiked punch, 70’s slow-dance classics, decorations, and of course – the crowning of a King & Queen!  Dress up in your Prom best for a chance to win!

Withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school, and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but her bullies stage a cruel prank, things take a dark and violent turn…

“Brian De Palma’s Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that’s the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times 

“A voluptuously shot horror movie.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune 

“Rating: 5/5.   The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it’s all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game.” – Andrew Collins, Empire Magazine

Jun
23
Sat
HELLRAISER + HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II – Composer Christopher Young in Person!
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Nostalgic Nebula has such sights to show you…

Join us June 23rd for a 30th Anniversary DOUBLE-FEATURE screening of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II — brought to you with support from the good folks at FANGORIA! You’ll have the chance to step into a Cenobite Creation Box for a photo op, compete to solve a puzzle box, and win prizes! 

As if this ultra-rare opportunity to see both original Hellraiser films back-to-back on the big screen isn’t awesome enough, between the films there will be a live string tribute to Hellraiser composer Christopher Young, followed by a Q&A with Young in person!

Cosplay-friendly event!  Feel free to come as your favorite Cenobite – or as your one of your own dark imagining…

This wonderful event is brought to you by FANGORIA!  Thanks, Fango!  Visit www.fangoria.com to find out how to subscribe to the all-new FANGORIA!

Hellriaser (1987): Frank (Sean Chapman; Oliver Smith) was seeking an experience transcending pain and pleasure, and he got it in the form of a puzzle box: The Lament Configuration. He opened it – and they came. Angels to some, demons to others, Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and his Cenobites took Frank to hell for an eternity of torment. Now, Frank is back, resurrected accidentally by the blood of his brother Larry Cotton (Andrew Robinson), and with the help of Larry’s lustful wife Julia (Clare Higgins), he sets out to consume as much blood as he can to fully revive his skinless body before the Cenobites find him and tear his soul apart...  Written and directed by Clive Barker; Music by Christopher Young.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988): Kirsty Cotton survived the horrors brought on by her Uncle Frank and stepmother Julia, narrowly escaping the clutches of the Cenobites. Frank and Julia are in hell now, and Kirsty finds herself confined to an institution under the “care” of the psychotic Dr. Channard – but unfortunately for her, the doc is obsessed with the Lament Configuration, and wants to discover a realm beyond limits. When he opens a path to the world of the Cenobites, it’s up to Kirsty to close the doors of hell for good – if the Cenobites, and some familiar family members, don’t stop her first…  Directed by Tony Randel; Story by Clive Barker; Screenplay by Peter Atkins; Music by Christopher Young