Dennis Dun, Donald Li, Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, and Kate Burton in Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986).
Days are getting longer and nights are getting warmer, and we're celebrating with some programming for the witching hour. Featuring the perfect mix of films to satisfy your cult/camp/horror/comedy needs, Midnight Movies return to Film Society of Lincoln Center in June!
Things kick off on Friday, June 7 with John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of 50s horror classic The Thing. Come watch Keith David and Kurt Russell take on a shape-shifting alien in an Antarctic research base, and enjoy some of the most entertaining analogue special effects the 80s had to offer. And if that doesn't quench your thirst for John Carpenter-Kurt Russell collabs, Big Trouble in Little China (1986) is screening on June 28. Kurt Russell fights to save a pre-Sex-and-the-City Kim Cattrall from followers of an ancient Chinese myth. Jam-packed with entertaining and hilarious fight scenes, Big Trouble is Big Fun.
Harvey Stephens in The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)
We'll also be screening Wes Craven’s 1981 Amish country-set horror movie Deadly Blessing on June 14. If machines killing people is your thing, look no further than this underrated third feature by Craven, which features a possessed tractor, Ernest Borgnine as a frightening Hittite leader, and Sharon Stone in her first major film role.
Finally, on June 21, the antichrist comes to London in Richard Donner’s revered The Omen (1976). Without telling his wife, Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) substitutes their stillborn child for a newborn who turns out to be evil incarnate, and can only be killed with the seven daggers of Megiddo.
Midnight Movies at Film Society will continue beyond June with even more demons, aliens, and hell-knows-what-else, so mark your calendars for Friday nights at 12:00am all summer long!