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The Frida rings in the spooky season with Sight & Sound & Screams, a five film series screening this October! A nod to Sight and Sound‘s decennial Greatest Films of All Time poll, this collection of iconic horror movies is proof that this long-dismissed genre is often as sophisticated or impactful as the latest Oscar darling. From the early, silent days of cinema to the visceral thrills of the 80s, the films here have lingered in the memory of audiences long after their initial theatrical runs. See why for yourself as we open our doors to them all month long!
Suspiria – Oct 3, 4, 5, & 8
Directed by Dario Argento | 1977
An American newcomer (Jessica Harper) to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – Oct 15 – 18
Directed by Tobe Hooper | 1974
When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen), who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.
Don’t Look Now – Oct 16 & 17
Directed by Nicolas Roeg | 1973
Laura (Julie Christie) and John (Donald Sutherland), grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.
Vampyr – Oct 22 – 24
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer | 1932
A traveller named Allan Gray (Nicolas de Gunzburg) arrives at a countryside inn seemingly beckoned by haunted forces. His growing acquaintance with the family living there soon opens up a network of associations between the dead and the living, which pulls him into an unsettling mystery. At its core: the troubled, chaste daughter Gisèle (Rena Mandel).
Possession – Oct 25, 27 & 29
Directed by Andrzej Zulawski | 1981
Sam Neill plays Mark, who has returned home to West Berlin, where his wife Anna (in a fearlessly manic performance by Isabelle Adjani) awaits a divorce. As he worries about their son Bob – under the neglectful care of Anna – and in the midst of heightening tension between the former couple, Mark hires a private investigator to follow her. But without warning, a frightening discovery is made in her bedroom, causing a domino effect of hysteria, doppelgängers, and bodily fluids to unravel with no end in sight.