Rfor sexuality and horror violence
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
This macabre, neon-tinged portrait of late 1980s Brooklyn blends supernatural horror and religious mysticism, punctuated by an electrifying hip hop and R&B soundtrack. (Screening as part of a themed double feature of vampiric NYC allegories with Abel Ferrara’s THE ADDICTION.) Joel (director James Bond III) grew up in the church but has recently started questioning his beliefs. After sensing a supernatural presence from his deceased father (Samuel L. Jackson), Joel becomes compelled to visit his cousin (Kadeem Hardison) in New York. But shortly after arriving, they become embroiled in a series of homicides, all of whom were men last seen in the company of a mysterious and beautiful woman (celebrated author Cynthia Bond).
A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people.
Presented on 16mm and preceded by some special Universal Monster 16mm shorts! The resurrected Wolf Man, seeking a cure for his malady, enlists the aid of a mad scientist, who claims he will not only rid the Wolf Man of his nocturnal metamorphosis, but also revive the frozen body of Frankenstein's inhuman creation.
Join us as Nashville-based electronic/ambient artists Dream Chambers, Eve Maret, and Belly Full Of Stars present their live synth score to F.W. Murnau’s groundbreaking NOSFERATU, commissioned by the Belcourt Theatre for the film’s 2022 centennial. An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, NOSFERATU remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire (personified by the diabolical Max Schreck) continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema. This cornerstone of the horror film tradition has been resurrected in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, offering unprecedented visual clarity and historical faithfulness to the original release version. “It doesn’t scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death.” – Roger Ebert
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Rfor graphic bloody violence
Our latest sing-along collaboration with the Appalachian Equality Chorus (benefiting Bryant's Bridge) is a delicious spooky season treat, giving Stephen Sondheim's macabre fan-favorite musical the Tim Burton treatment! Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin's throat.
PGfor brief suggestive material.
Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time. Stop Making Sense stars core band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt. The live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs.
Rfor graphic bloody violence
Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin's throat.
Frankencon and Central Cinema have a special treat for all you boils and ghouls on Friday the 13th of October as we flash back to the 90s for a TALES FROM THE CRYPT double feature event featuring 1995's DEMON KNIGHT and 1996's BORDELLO OF BLOOD! We'll also have Nirvana Comics in the house with some classic EC comics for sale and for trivia giveaways! DEMON KNIGHT // Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where -- with the help of its quirky residents -- he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key. BORDELLO OF BLOOD // After her troublemaking brother, Caleb (Corey Feldman), goes missing, Katherine Verdoux (Erika Eleniak) seeks the services of sarcastic private investigator Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller) to track the errant youth down. Rafe eventually determines that Caleb is in the thrall of Lilith (Angie Everhart), a powerful vampire who operates a seedy brothel. When Rafe and Katherine set out to rescue Caleb, they must contend with the lethal Lilith and her evil minions."
While staying at a hotel in England with his grandmother, Helga (Mai Zetterling), young Luke (Jasen Fisher) inadvertently spies on a convention of witches. The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) reveals a plan to turn all children into mice through a magical formula. When they find that Luke has overheard, the witches test the formula on him. Now, with the help of Helga and the hotel manager, Mr. Stringer (Rowan Atkinson), Luke the mouse must fight back against the witches.