Current & Upcoming Films
COUNTDOWN TO HELL Triple Feature!
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
Saturday, October 13th, 2012 @ The Roxie Theater
"COUNTDOWN TO HELL" Triple Bill
7:30pm A NiGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRiORS (1987)
Written by Wes Craven; Directed by Chuck Russell
Containing: Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon & Robert England as "Freddy Krueger"
We begin the evening's "Countdown to Hell" with Wes Craven's brilliant three-quel, which is a hauntingly horrific urban folktale of gritty teen-angst by way of the Freddy Krueger franchise. Sporting jaw-dropping, Oscar worthy SFX by Doug Beswick and a stunning debut performance by Patricia Arquette, don't miss this genre defining three-quel that also champions Dokken's almighty anthem "Dream Warriors"! Preceded by classic Wes Craven trailers. Original 35mm print courtesy of Warner Brothers. 96 minutes. Rated R.
9:30pm THE TEXAS CHAiNSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986)
Written by L.M. Kit Carson; Directed by Tobe Hooper
Containing: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Bill Moseley and Bill Johnson as "Leatherface"
Tobe Hooper reinvented his 1974 torture classic in true 1986 fashion by delivering a black comedic gore-fest via Canon films. While being dismissed by most every critic and even most horror fans at the time, the disturbing mixture of extreme violence and slapstick comedy has inspired for filmmakers for decades later, ala Rob Zombie's contemporary classics HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES & THE DEViL'S REJECTS. The film even garnered a 20 year ban from Australia! Don't miss this UNRATED 35mm presentation that showcases a performance by Bill Moseley that will leave quoting him years after. Preceded by a gaggle of gory trailers! 89 minutes.
11:30pm HELLRAiSER (1986)
Written & Directed by Clive Barker
Containing: Andrew Robinson, Claire Higgins, Ashley Laurence & Doug Bradley as "Pinhead"
We saved the best for last! Clive Barker made quite a splash with this ultra low-budget gore-fest and was knighted by Stephen King who coined the catch phrase, "I have seen the future of Horror and it is Clive Barker." This nasty little British flick has the power to slowly creep under your skin and tear tear your soul apart. Not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Ranks alongside Sam Raimi's EViL DEAD films as the greatest Indie Horror films of the 1980s. This RARE 35mm screening will be preceded by other Clive Barker classic trailers. 94 minutes.
Admission is $12 for one or all three films so you better buy your tickets in ADVANCE cuz this sucker is gonna sell out!