Nightmare on 16th Street: Halloween Horror Madness at the Roxie

Spooky season is upon us, and the screams of terror are coming from our screens! Step through the fog and into the doors of the Roxie this October for a month of frighteningly fun films.


SPOOKFEST

Thursday, October 18 at 7 & 9:15pm

SPOOKFEST returns to the Roxie with 13 new, independent short films that showcase the “monsters among us,” in all their ghastly manifestations. This year, the theater transforms into a full-on haunted house, kicking off each screening with a costume contest, and concluding with the audience-voted OSCARE Awards, presented by our ghoulish hosts. It’s one hell of a monster mash!

BEETLEJUICE (35mm)

October 26 at 9pm and October 27 at 9:30pm

Enjoy themed Beetlejuice cocktails at Dalva before or after the show with your ticket! This sleeper hit, a sweetly bonkers comedy fantasy about ghosts uneasily playing house with humans, confirmed Tim Burton as a creative genius and Winona Ryder as a piquant talent. Playing a goth teen caught in the middle, she holds her own with a cast including Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones (as her folks), Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis (as a nice young dead couple), and, of course, Michael Keaton as the berserk titular poltergeist.

TESIS (THESIS)

Saturday, October 27 at 7pm

Presented by RoxCine! Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar’s superb debut is a psychological thriller about a university student working on a thesis about violence in the media. As she researches material, she uncovers a lot more than she bargained for. Thesis was nominated for eight prizes at the 1997 Goya Awards and it won seven of them, including Best Film. It is a masterclass in suspense!


THE HUNGER

Sunday, October 28 at 6:30pm

Presented by OUTlookA sensual, stylish goth romp, THE HUNGER is necessary spooky season viewing. Seductive vampires Miriam and John Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie) stalk the clubs of New York looking for victims. When John suddenly begins to rapidly age, they consult a famous gerontologist, Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon). But John is unable to be saved, and the full extent of Miriam’s terrible powers are revealed as she decides to replace him with Sarah as her new lover. Will Sarah yield to the seemingly irresistible Miriam? Watch this darkly sparkling eighties gem and find out.

PULSE (KAIRO)

Tuesday, October 30 at 9:15pm

Presented by Nippon Nights! You’ll never look at the Internet the same again. A website, which at first appears to be merely a scary hoax with an irresistible marketing ploy, turns out to be run by a sinister and deadly force. As people repeatedly tap into the site’s frightening images of the dead, the supernatural force begins controlling their lives.


SUSPIRIA (1977)

Wednesday, October 31 at 7pm

Film School Drop Outs is teaming up with SF’s wild, shocking and subversive horror party, Stereo Argento, for a pre-show drag performance and over-the-top cult movie experience at the Roxie you won’t want to miss! An American newcomer arrives at a prestigious German ballet academy, and strange things begin to occur. She comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.