Scary Movies is back with an upped deadly dosage of hair-raising premieres and classics. Join us for Ben Wheatley’s genre-crossing Kill List and the first New York showings of Ti West’s supernatural caper The Innkeepers, Scott Leberecht’s fresh take on vampirism Midnight Son, and the deliciously grotesque multiple-director omnibus The Theatre Bizarre, as well as Mariano Baino’s 1993 atmospheric chiller Dark Waters.
Plus, a trio of feline frights, including the North American premiere of the brand-new K-Horror The Cat, a rare showing of the 1969 treat Eye of the Cat, and, to kick off a Halloween dedicated to the Father of Gothic Horror himself, Edgar Allan Poe, we will screen Stuart Gordon’s The Black Cat. Gordon’s Masters of Horror season 2 episode will be preceded by the Corman/Price gem House of Usher, and followed by a special live performance of Nevermore, Jeffrey Combs’s one-man Poe show, directed by Stuart Gordon. It’s the first-ever staging in NYC—and hopefully not the last.
Combs and Gordon will also be on hand to introduce a screening of their gore classic Re-Animator. And last but certainly not least are two masterpieces of the occult and the supernatural: The Seventh Victim and Poltergeist.
Programmed by Laura Kern and Gavin Smith
Following the mysterious death one of her clients, young pet groomer So-hee (a very engaging Park Min-yeong) temporarily inherits the deceased woman’s cat, whose presence proceeds to open the door to a ghostly past.
Director Mariano Baino in person!
A young Londoner (Louise Salter) travels to the remote island of her birth, located somewhere in the Black Sea. She is searching for answers about the monastery her newly dead father had been financing there—and of course what she uncovers is not pretty.
A mod rarity with Michael Sarrazin as an estranged nephew who resurfaces just in time to try to make it into his sick aunt’s will.
Commencing a Halloween day of all things Poe is arguably the finest Roger Corman/Vincent Price pairing.
Director Ti West in person!
On the final night of operation at a haunted hotel, the two on-duty workers (Sara Paxton and Pat Healy) have one last chance to witness the supernatural forces for themselves. At first it’s business as usual, but things slowly begin to transpire…
Opening Night Film!
Ben Wheatley’s even darker follow-up to Down Terrace is three movies in one: domestic drama, hitman thriller, and occult horror—each one more unnerving than the last.
Film critic and author J. Hoberman introduces this special screening of the Béla Lugosi/Boris Karloff horror classic, plus clips from other works he considers compelling Jewish horror movies.
Closing Night: New York Premiere of a Special Live Theater Event!
Preceded by Masters of Horror: "The Black Cat"
Special Event Ticket Prices: $25 General Public / $21 Students & Seniors / $20 Members
Director Scott Leberecht and producers and actors in person!The protagonist in Scott Leberecht’s terrific feature debut is a nightwatchman, a decent loner attempting to resist the temptation of blood, something that becomes harder with passing time, especially when he finds himself falling for a local bartender.
There are haunted house flicks, and then there’s Poltergeist. Featuring some of the most iconic imagery and words—“they’re here!”—in modern horror, it’s a film that continues to scare the hell out of audiences, no matter how many times they’ve seen it.
Director Stuart Gordon and actor Jeffrey Combs in person!
A camp classic of epic proportions, Re-Animator is the rare horror film that can be both wholly disturbing and wildly hilarious.
A young girl scours New York City’s Greenwich Village (which has never looked more ominous) in search of her missing sister and happens upon a cult of Satan worshipers.
Directors, producers and actors in person!
Inspired by the Grand Guignol tradition, this omnibus film features six assorted segments by notable genre directors that offer a little something for horror fans of every stripe.
Now in its ninth edition, New York’s top festival for quality horror from around the globe is back with a vengeance. This year’s fright fest begin its journey into nightmare with the anthology road movie Southbound, followed by 11 more of the best new titles out there, including Sean Byrne’s eagerly anticipated The Devil’s Candy, the gut-wrenching Australian feral-dog thriller The Pack, and horror movies of all stripes from Ireland, Denmark, Spain, and Turkey. Revival offerings include Juan Piquer Simón’s ’80s cult classics Pieces and Slugs, and in tribute to the dearly departed Christopher Lee, a 35mm screening of The Gorgon. We will also be presenting evenings with Larry Fessenden and Bernard Rose, whose new film, Frankenstein, a wildly original update set on the streets of L.A., closes this year’s festival. Read More
Now in its eighth year, New York’s top festival for quality horror from around the globe is back! This year’s fright fest will bring you a collection of hair-raising premieres and rediscovered classics. A Halloween evening blowout featuring a screening of What We Do in the Shadows followed by a vampire-themed costume party will kick off an exhilarating week of terrifying shockers and demented mayhem. Read More
This year’s edition of Scary Movies features more brand-new offerings and guest appearances than ever before: nine U.S. or New York premieres from the likes of Eli Roth and Lucky McKee, a handful of gems from the 1970s and 80s that demonstrate there’s nothing scarier than being stuck in the boonies, and the New York premiere of the Cabal Cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Read More
Our popular annual horror fest returns just in time for Halloween with two strong-female-driven terror tales featuring medical students with unorthodox methods, plus zombie clowns, evil kids, voodoo, obscure Italian gems, Wes Craven, Vincent Price and the bloody good remake of Maniac! Read More
Scary Movies is back with an upped deadly dosage of hair-raising premieres and classics. Join us for Ben Wheatley’s genre-crossing Kill List and the first New York showings of Ti West’s supernatural caper The Innkeepers, Scott Leberecht’s fresh take on vampirism Midnight Son, and the deliciously grotesque multiple-director omnibus The Theatre Bizarre, as well as Mariano Baino’s 1993 atmospheric chiller Dark Waters. Read More