Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Sep 22 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:82 minutes
Director:Daniel Erickson (Eve's Necklace)
Year Released:1991
Production Country:United States


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Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

For just a few dollars, this place offers more than a few thrills... 

"There are some trash-horror films you love because of their messy but ambitious executions or because of their over-the-top exploitation.  These include movies like Killer Nerd, Lunatic, and mostly everything by the Polonia Brothers.  But then there are films like Mr. Ice Cream Man, Ozone, and Scary Movie.  These are independent horror films that are genuinely entertaining and beautifully executed.  They have solid scripts, a plot that twists and turns, dedicated actors, and accomplished photography." - Annie Choi, Bleeding Skull! - A 1990s Trash-Horror Odyssey


"There are a lot of neat scenes with rubber masks, cheap gore and red paint splattered all over the haunted house." - Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!


"A love letter to local haunted houses." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

Never legitimately distributed until this very moment, Scary Movie is a joyous horror triumph starring Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (Eastbound and Down). On Halloween night, big-time nerd Warren (Hawkes, channeling a mix of Buster Keaton and Crispin Glover) attends a spookhouse in a small Texas town. But is the haunted house as harmless as it seems, or has a psychotic mental patient found a new stomping ground? Shot in Austin, Texas, Scary Movie combines Argento-esque neon, Freddy Krueger dreamscapes, and slapstick inspired by Evil Dead 2 to forge a valentine to Halloween, rubber monster masks, and chopped-off limbs. From the songs by Roky Erickson and Butthole Surfers to the surrealistic mood, this is a true discovery for adventurous horror-heads.

Fear is a state of mind.

Restoration courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive.

Plus a Something Weird short film!