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Salem Horror Fest 2017 — Movie schedule

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The folks over at Salem Horror have lined up an awesome schedule of horror movies for your viewing pleasure from the end of September to October 15th. Check out the info below to catch some creepy classics!

September 22, 2017
Night of the Living Dead
9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
“America: The year is 1968. The Cold War is approaching détente, the Civil Rights Movement is winding down, Vietnam continues to escalate… And then come the zombies, creeping in through the cracks in American life. Taking shelter in an abandoned farm house, seven strangers must navigate their differences before the walls give way to a ravenous zombie horde.
This screening will honor Duane Jones as the Salem Horror Award for his cultural contribution to the cinema as one of the first positive portrayals of a person of color on the big screen.”
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September 24, 2017
Matinee
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
“The escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis collides with the premiere of a new atomic-age monster picture, MANT. This comedic homage to legendary producer William Castle celebrates the joy of horror cinema and theatrical gimmicks in one of Joe Dante’s (Gremlins, The Burbs) most underrated films.
Panel discussion to follow.”
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September 30, 2017
Gods and Monsters
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
“The last days and career of renown gay horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) are explored in this biographical drama set in the time following the Korean War.
Panel discussion to follow.”
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October 1, 2017
The Haunting
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
“A scientist, skeptic, psychic and lesbian begin to question reality as they explore a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of death and insanity in this 1963 horror classic.
This screening is in partnership with The Shirley Jackson Awards and Women in Film and Video: New England. Music performance by New York’s Victorian goth-punk band The Long Losts. Panel discussion to follow.”
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October 5, 2017
Wicked Shorts 2017
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Wicked Shorts celebrates independent filmmakers with a timely showcase of terrifying horror shorts. Submitted films will be curated and considered for the first annual Orlok Award, named in honor of Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery 10th anniversary.
Submit your film here: https://www.salemhorror.com/submit
Attention screenwriters! This is your chance to shoot a horror short under the mentorship of horror experts in Los Angeles!
SCRYPT TO SCREEN CONTEST
Presented by our partners: The Film Empire
The screenplay will be co-directed by Adam Robitel (Insidious: Chapter 4, Netflix’s The Taking of Deborah Logan) and further developed alongside screenwriter Jeff Howard (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil). Mentors include cinematographer David A. Armstrong (Saw franchise) and cinematographer Pedro Luque (Don’t Breathe) to guide the cinematography, editor Jason Ballantine (It 2017), composer Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street), and composer Chris Bacon (Bates Motel).
Enter here: http://thefilmempire.com/scrypt-to-screen”
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October 6, 2017
Get Out
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Slavery is a zombie in Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, which falls somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Chris is preparing to meet his girlfriend Rose’s Caucasian family for the first time. What could go wrong?
This screening is part of a double feature with People Under the Stairs. Musical performances by Bulla Fey and Monsters On The Horizon.”
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October 6, 2017
People Under the Stairs
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Gentrification and racism are among the topics of socioeconomics tackled by this 1991 Wes Craven offering. On his 13th birthday, young Fool attempts to burglarize the house of his family’s evil landlords, before making a horrifying discovery in a tongue-in-cheek tale set in a post-Reaganomic, urban apocalypse.
This screening is part of a double feature with Get Out. Musical performances by Monsters On The Horizon and Bulla Fey.”
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October 7, 2017
Women with Guts
6:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Salem Horror Fest partners with Rue Morgue Magazine to celebrate women in horror for the screening of the SXSW hit Tragedy Girls – New England Premiere!!
The screening will be paired with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood followed by a post-credit Q&A with the film’s stars Lar Park Lincoln and man behind the mask, Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees) moderated by The Faculty of Horror hosts Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West.
The celebration will also feature a reading by FunDead Publications, comedy by Kylie Alexander, and a midnight paranormal investigation with Shari Marie DeBenedetti from Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters (admission to investigation sold separately).
Additional partners include Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery and Women in Film and Video: New England. Rue Morgue Library’s Women With Guts: Horror Heroines From Film, TV, and Print is now available for pre-order: http://www.rue-morgue.com/online-store/Rue-Morgue-Library-10-WOMEN-WITH-GUTS-p83393205”
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October 7, 2017
Tragedy Girls
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Salem Horror Fest presents the New England premiere of Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls, following the unanimously positive response at the 2017 SXSW Festival!
Named “one of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in ‘Scream’s’ long wake,” by Variety, the film stars Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) as two social media-obsessed high school serial killers who use their online show to turn their small town into a frenzy.
This screening is a double feature with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood as part of the Women With Guts celebration honoring women in horror in partnership with Rue Morgue magazine.”
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October 7, 2017
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
9:00 to 11:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Jason Voorhees has been imprisoned at the bottom of Crystal Lake for years, until a troubled, and telekinetic teenager unwittingly sets him loose upon the camp, once more. This installment of the franchise steps away from the classic elements of gore, and takes a more supernatural turn.
This screening is part of a double feature with Tragedy Girls – New England Premiere!”
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October 8, 2017
American Psycho
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Do you like Huey Lewis and the News? You never know if it’ll be the last thing you hear. Grab your Walkman and unsettle yourself for this cult-classic interpretation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. Patrick Bateman is an Alpha Male, CEO/psycho, whose murderous, misogynistic fantasies begin bleeding into his reality, in this dark-comedy directed by Mary Harron.
This screening is part of a double feature with Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
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October 8, 2017
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“What you are about to see is true. Who’s to say, really? First released while America was struggling with the realities of an oil embargo, the impeachment of a president, and what seemed like endless war, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a direct response to the horrors of its time.
This screening is part of a double feature with American Psycho.”
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October 9, 2017
The Mist
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“A supermarket becomes a petri dish in this film inspired by the Stephen King novella of the same name. A group of strangers are forced to confront the unknown as a unit, as a mysterious mist rolls in around them. Are they human enough to survive? Or are they too human for their own good?
This screening is part of a double feature with They Live.”
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October 9, 2017
They Live
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“In a world where the media is flooded with subliminal messages constantly making demands of humanity to conform, obey, consume, and reproduce, it would seem the only thing left to do is throw on some shades, and see the true horror that is our ruling class. John Carpenter’s 1988 commentary on the state of American democracy, society, and consumerism.
This screening is part of a double feature with The Mist.”
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October 13, 2017
Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“This 1985 camp classic explores the homoerotic horrors of high school when the man of Jesse’s dreams Freddy Krueger, claims his body as a portal into the world of flesh.
This screening is part of a double feature with Cruising.”
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October 13, 2017
Cruising
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Al Pacino stars in this controversial crime thriller from 1980. When human remains begin washing up in the Hudson River, the NYPD sends an undercover officer to investigate a string of murders in the Meatpacking District, in which gay men are targeted specifically.
This screening is part of a double feature with Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.”
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October 14, 2017
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
7:00 to 9:00
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Somewhat of a departure from the slasher genre and Halloween franchise canon, though nonetheless produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Season of the Witch delves into the supernatural as terror takes root in the themes of commercialism, media manipulation, and the superstitions and traditions of All Hallows Eve.
This is screening is part of a double feature with Videodrome.”
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October 14, 2017
Videodrome
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Director David Cronenberg serves up this chilling and surreal gauge at media consumption. James Woods stars as Max Renn, President of a Canadian UHF television station known for its outrageous programming. After coming across a disturbing broadcast from far away, Renn is inspired to deliver high levels of violence to his viewers in ways previously unimagined.
This screening is part of a double feature with Halloween 3: Season of the Witch.”
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October 15, 2017
Let the Right One in
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Part vampire movie, part coming-of-age film, Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In is a refreshing visit to an otherwise well trod genre. A young teen, frequently the target of schoolyard bullies, makes a new friend in a mysterious neighbor who has just moved in next door, in what Roger Ebert called “the best modern vampire movie.”
This screening is part of a double feature with Fright Night. Musical performances by Salem Wolves.”
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October 15, 2017
Fright Night
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cinema Salem, Salem
“Charley Brewster enjoys the rather simple life of a 17-year-old horror fan. He watches the movies, and really digs the late-nite horror show, “Fright Night.” But things start to get a little strange when two guys move in next door. They spend a lot of time alone together, and seem to be quite… close with each other.
This screening is part of a double feature with Let the Right One In. Musical performances by Salem Wolves.”
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