FILMSCREAM 2019

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Oct 18 8:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:12 hours!
Director:Various

Description

FilmScream is BACK! FilmScene's Late Shift at the Grindhouse all-night horror marathon is BACK! The screams are coming from inside FilmScene at the Chauncey at our fourth annual 12-hour fright fest!

Tickets $35 public / $25 members / $20 UI students with ID (box office only
Includes coffee, breakfest, and a commemorative keepsake! Plus midnight pizza, specialty drinks and prizes galore!

SIX films plus trailers, vintage advertisements and demented fun, all at FilmScene at the Chauncey. Don't forget your sleeping bag and pillow if you want to catch a nap. Earn a free pass to see us again if you stay up for the full show!!

Movie #1: Scarecrow County - World Premiere with director John Oak Dalton in attendance
directed by John Oak Dalton (The Girl in the Crawlspace)
2019 / not rated / 1 hr. 16 min / United States

There's nowhere to hide...A small-town librarian is gifted the lost diary of a dead teenager, exposing long-buried secrets as a murderous scarecrow stalks the streets.
 
Movie #2: Haunting Inside (2019) - director Henrique Couto in attendance
directed by Henrique Couto (Babysitter Massacre)
2019 / not rated / 1 hr. 18 min / United States
 
"The ghosts of Haunting Inside were actually pretty dang creepy, especially the little girl." - Tracy Allen, PopHorror.com
 
"Really put me in the mindset of an episode of Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - Blacktooth, HorrorSociety.com
 
"There are some beautifully shot sequences that are effectively unnerving." - Richard Gary, Indie Horror Films
 
She loves to play games...After their parents demise, two siblings, Sammy and Sylvia, try to maintain their tenuous relationship as Sylvia falls deeper into her own delusions. Things change when mysterious figures befriend her, but their motives are not as innocent as they appear. Will Sammy lose his sister to the forces that now haunt their lives?
 
Movie #3:Dracula 3-D 
directed by Dario Argento (Suspiria)
2012 / not rated / 1 hr. 50 min / Italy
 
"The feel is pure Christopher Lee Hammer horror, with fleshy writhing bosoms and blood smeared like tomato sauce." - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
 
"Strangely paced, sometimes baffling, and often so batty it reaches the levels of high camp." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo-Digital.com
 
"This is an unabashed safari through the classic with a wizened tour guide completely off his meds." - Rob Getz, HorrorNews.net
 
Horror maestro Dario Argento (Suspiria) puts his unique stylistic spin on the classic supernatural tale with Dracula 3-D, a visually sumptuous retelling of the legendary myth
 
It's been 400 years since Count Dracula's (Thomas Kretschmann, Wanted) beloved Dolingen De Gratz passed away, leaving the immortal bloodsucker forever abandoned.  But when he discovers that local newlywed Mina Harker (Marta Gastini, The Rite) bears a striking resemblance to Dolingen, his furious yearning is reawakened as he believes Mina to be a reincarnation of his beloved.  Luring her husband Jonathan away to his castle with the help of his minion (and Mina's best friend) Lucy (Asia Argento, Scarlet Diva), Dracula embarks on a bloody quest to reunited with his long lost love and live forever with her in hellish immortality.  Only the arrival of vampire expert Abraham Van Helsing (the recently departed Rutgar Hauer, Blade Runner) can put an end to the fiend's unholy plan.  
 
Luridly violent and brimming with passionate eroticism, Dario Argento's Dracula 3-D is an all-out assault on the senses from one of horror cinema's most celebrated auteurs.
 
Movie #4:The Beyond 
a.k.a. Seven Doors of Death
directed by Lucio Fulci (Zombie)
1981 / unrated / 1 hr. 29 min / Italy
 
"What I wanted to get across with this film was the idea that all of life is often really a terrible nightmare and that our only refuge is to remain in this world, but outside time." - Lucio Fulci

"Prepare yourself.  Hell is coming to your house.  Hope will soon evaporate; there is absolutely no chance for escape.  Here death is not the end - but merely a new beginning on which to render yet another fiendish nightmare.  This is the world according to Lucio Fulci." - Chas. Balun, Deep Red

"Gory Italian horror flick features zombies, assorted eye-poking, evisceration (or entrail yanking if you prefer), crucifixions and a cool show-stopping flesh eating tarantula attack." - Ken Kish, Cinema Wasteland

The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places...  Behind this doorway lie the terrifying and unspeakable secrets of hell.  No one who sees it lives to describe it.  And you shall live in darkness for all eternity.

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror.  A cursed hotel built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, brutal chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies.  The Beyond is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!


Movie #5: SECRET SCREENING!!

Movie #6: The 'Burbs 
directed by Joe Dante (The Howling)
1989 / rated PG / 1 hr. 41 min / United States
 
 
"The film has a Twilight Zone feel about it, particularly 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street' infused with Dante's skewed view of Americana and love of horror." - Ken Kastenhuber, McBastard's Mausoleum 
 
"Joe Dante's The 'Burbs was hugely misunderstood in its day, probably because it was viewed as a Tom Hanks starring vehicle, and it was much darker and more twisted than anything else Hanks had done, or would do. But in retrospect, and whether or not Hanks is in it, it's certainly one of Dante's most enjoyable films." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, CombustibleCelluloid.com
 
"To say that The ‘Burbs is a lot of fun is to understate the film to a colossal degree. It’s full of wonderfully colourful characters who are close enough to real to make them believable, yet far enough from reality to make them amusing, without ever falling into caricature." - Steve Amos, Film '89

Tom Hanks portrays suburbanite Ray Peterson, whose plans for a peaceful vacation at home are disturbed by a creepy new family on the block, in this outrageous suspense-comedy directed by Joe Dante.  
 
To the disappointment of his wife Carol (Carrie Fisher), Ray decides to spend a relaxing week at home, and soon gets into trouble with his neighbors - a hefty busybody (Rick Ducommun), a freaked-out ex-soldier (Bruce Dern), and a spacey teenager (Corey Feldman) - as they observe the strange happenings next door at the Klopek's bizarre residence.  
 
When the neighborhood grouch suddenly disappears, the men are convinces the ramshackle house hides some hideous clues.  Armed with assault rifles, high-powered binoculars and a shovel, they decide to see for themselves exactly what is going on in the Klopek place.  Set in an average neighborhood that is anything but average, The 'Burbs blends slapstick comedy and spine-tingling mystery and is superbly directed by cult filmmaker Joe Dante (Piranha, Gremlins, Matinee, The Howling).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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