Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
Debonair supernatural expert Captain Kronos (Horst Janson) and his hunchbacked assistant, Grost (John Cater), meet their match when they encounter a village where vampires have been stealing the vitality of young women, leaving them elderly and decrepit. Armed with his sword and formidable deductive reasoning, Kronos begins to solve the macabre mystery, with evidence pointing to the aristocratic Lady Durward (Wanda Ventham) and her family as prime suspects.
Antique dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) stumbles across Cronos, a 400-year-old scarab that, when it latches onto him, grants him youth and eternal life -- but also a thirst for blood. As Jesus enjoys his newfound vitality, he's unaware that a dying old man, Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook), has sent his nephew, Angel (Ron Perlman), to find the scarab and bring it back to him. But Jesus will not give immortality up easily, even risking the life of his orphan granddaughter (Tamara Shanath). R / 92 min.
Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes.
Three university parapsychologists lose their research grant and their credibility when the Dean decides that their theories, methods and conclusions have no place in his august institution. Out of a job, they decide to go into business for themselves, setting up as professional supernatural eliminators. Starting out with only a converted fire station and a beat-up ambulance to their name, the Ghostbusters quickly become local heroes when the city sees a dramatic rise in paranormal activity and a giant marshmallow threatens its very existence.
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Back this Halloween season, The Invincible Czars bring their nightmarish-ly fun soundtracks to two silent film classics in a one-night-only double feature event. The evening will begin with the world’s first feature-length horror film THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920) followed by NOSFERATU (1922). With an immersive combined live soundtrack experience that transports audiences back 100+ years via age-old tales accompanied by a chilling, tastefully-modern score featuring an impressive blend of traditional acoustic and present-day electric instruments. THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI: At a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true -- making Cesare the prime suspect. NR / 51 min. NOSFERATU: The mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok's servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home. NR / 81 min.
When Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli (Lina Leandersson), they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. Eventually, Eli shares her dark, macabre secret with Oskar, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders. R / 114 min.
Film lovers in Normal will join over 100,000 film enthusiasts around the world for the 26th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified. Introducing the MANHATTAN SHORT Finalists of 2023 SUNLESS Directed by: Boris Vesselinov Principal Cast: Ben Holtzmuller, Erik Scilley Country: USA Running Time: 8:00 Synopsis: As they pilot their submarine down into the world's deepest point, two researchers must debate pressing on when a crack in their window port grows. VOICE ACTIVATED Directed by: Steve Anthopoulos Principal Cast: Aleks Mikic, Becky Lucas, Sam Neill Country: Australia Running Time: 12:00 Synopsis: A florist with a stutter is forced to cooperate with a voice-activated car on the way to an important delivery. YELLOW Directed by: Elham Ehsas Principal Cast: Afsaneh Dehrouyeh, Elham Ehsas Country: UK/Afghanistan Running Time: 13:00 Synopsis: In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a woman walks into a chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full-body veil and face an uncertain future. TUULIKKI Directed by: Teemu Nikki Principal Cast: Saana Koivisto, Elina Knihtila Country: Finland Running Time: 14:00 Synopsis: When a young woman, dominated by an over-protective mother plots her escape, their relationship dissolves into one of mutual suspicion. THE FAMILY CIRCUS Directed by: Andrew Fitzgerald Principal Cast: Elyse Dinh, Michael Ironside, Scott Subiono, Michael Nguyen Manceau, Blake Dang, Christian Seavey Country: USA Running Time: 17:00 Synopsis: A Vietnamese-American family's plan to cover up a drunk-driving incident begins to unravel when their emotional baggage spills out in front of the police. CAREER DAY Directed by: Jason Robinson & Chris Hooper Principal Cast: Paul Bartholomew, Aria Perry, Abby Eiland, Julianna Robinson Country: USA Running Time: 10:00 Synopsis: A once promising 90's pop star and his aging boy band reunite for his daughter's elementary school Career Day. They go viral. SNAIL Directed by: Aminreza Alimohammadi Principal Cast: Bahareh Nouhian, Iliya Akhavanrad Country: Iran Running Time: 14:00 Synopsis: A loving mother strives to make her young son's singing dreams come true but an audition takes a dramatic, unforeseen turn. THE RECORD Directed by: Jonathan Laskar Country: Switzerland Running Time: 8:38 Synopsis: An antique musical instrument dealer obsessively plays a magical vinyl record that “reads your mind and plays your lost memories.” Even the forgotten ones. THE STUPID BOY Directed by: Phil Dunn Principal Cast: Joshua Griffin, Shaun Mason, Derek Elroy, Ellie Piercy Country: United Kingdom Running Time: 14:50 Synopsis: In London, a broken man groomed for a terrorist attack is confronted by a local lad who sees things differently. But seeing things differently can be dangerous. SOLEIL DE NUIT Directed by: Fernando López Escrivá & Maria Camila Arias Principal Cast: Larissa Corriveau, Jacques Newashish, Mark Krupa, Oshim Ottawa Country: Canada Running Time: 13:00 Synopsis: While training for a moon landing, a group of Canadian astronauts are tasked with an added mission by a Native American elder.
PG-13for violence, bloody images and language.
It’s senior year of college for sorority sister Emily Young and for the first time ever, Sigma Lambda Theta is having elections for who will be president. Wanting to have a killer year, Emily Young realizes she might just be the best option for her sorority. While beginning her campaign, she finds an adorable sloth that steals her heart and soon realizes she just might steal the hearts, and votes, of her sorority sisters. But when bodies slowly begin to pile up in the Sigma Lambda Theta house, Emily and her sorority sisters realize the deaths are being caused by their new house mascot, the cuddly sloth Alpha. Will Emily and her sisters escape the house with their lives? Or is this death-sloth with 3 razor sharp claws too quick for them?
Rfor strong/bloody violent content, some sexual material and language throughout.
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is a brilliant scientist willing to stop at nothing in his quest to reanimate a deceased body. After alienating his longtime friend and partner, Paul Krempe (Robert Urquhart), with his extreme methods, Frankenstein assembles a hideous creature (Christopher Lee) out of dead body parts and succeeds in bringing it to life. But the monster is not as obedient or docile as Frankenstein expected, and it runs amok, resulting in murder and mayhem.
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
On a search for his missing friend Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen), vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is led to Count Dracula's (Christopher Lee) castle. Upon arriving, Van Helsing finds an undead Harker in Dracula's crypt and discovers that the count's next target is Harker's ailing fiancée, Lucy Holmwood (Carol Marsh). With the help of her brother, Arthur (Michael Gough), Van Helsing struggles to protect Lucy and put an end to Count Dracula's parasitic reign of terror. NR
In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later back in England a follower of the same Egyptian religion unleashes the mummy to exact grisly revenge on the despoilers of the sacred past.
Robert Thorn, an American diplomat living in Rome, learns that his infant son died moments after birth. Rather than tell his wife Katherine the truth, which he fears would shatter her emotionally, Robert secretly arranges the adoption of another baby through the Catholic church. Years pass and the Thorn's child, Damien, has a happy, normal childhood. Robert is named Ambassador to the Court of Saint James, and the family relocates to a lavish estate in the English countryside. But their seemingly idyllic life begins to change when, during Damien's fifth birthday, the boy's nanny suddenly commits suicide. Shortly thereafter, Robert is approached by Father Brennan, who claims he was present at the hospital when Damien's adoption took place. He is convinced that the boy is the son of the Devil, and that only a man named Bugenhagen, who lives in Israel, has the power to kill him. Robert initially believes the priest to be mad, but his faith begins to waiver as everyone around Damien is subjected to a series of freak, horrific incidents.
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel.
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.