Fright Nights in October

48 Hour Film Project: Horror 2021

Tuesday, October 19th, at 8:00pm

In early October local filmmakers will take 2 days to make a short, 4-7 minute horror genre film. Everyone’s films screen and the participants compete for Audience Favorite Award and to make The Best Grassroots indie filmmaking: See what local filmmakers do! In early October local filmmakers took 2 days to make a short, 4-7 minute horror genre film. Now everyone’s film screens and the participants compete for Audience Favorite Award for the Horror 48 Hour Film Project Hampton Roads. Audiences choose their favorite films on Tuesday night, October 19, 8:00pm. Tickets are $10. (Naro Ticket Books are valid).

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Evil Dead 2

The second of three films in the Evil Dead series is part horror, part comedy, with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash’s girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash soon discovers there is no escaping the woods. 95% Rating on RT!  (1987, 85 min.)

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams — which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late? (1984, 91 min.) Fri., Oct. 29 at 9:30pm.

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On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. Here’s the original with a 96% RT critics’ score! (1978, 91 min.) Fri., Oct 29 at 7pm & Sat. Oct. 30 at 9:30pm. 

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Beetlejuice *Fright Night*

Saturday, October 8th at 9:15 pm!

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Considered more of a black comedy than pure horror film, it features the dazzling visual effects that became a trademark of director Tim Burton. It is a favorite of both critics and audiences. (1988, 92 min.)  

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