Bring your love of all things horror and creepy to the Naro for a month-long scare-ebration of unforgettable thriller and Halloween classics. See video below or check our calendar for dates and showtimes.
Local artists will be on hand to sell their original art posters in the theater lobby on show nights.
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).
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.
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.
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.) Sat. Oct. 23 at 9:30pm.
The Shining *Fright Nights*
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. Based on Stephen King’s best selling novel, director Stanley Kubrick’s production is one that audiences and critics alike rank among the best of modern cinematic horror films. (19080, 2h22m) Sat., Oct. 16 at 9:30pm.
Friday the 13th *Fright Nights*
Against the advice of locals and police, Clay (Jared Padalecki) scours the eerie woods surrounding Crystal Lake for his missing sister. But the rotting cabins of an abandoned summer camp are not the only things he finds. Hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees lies in wait for a chance to use his razor-sharp machete on Clay and the group of college students who have come to the forest to party. Although it launched a franchise with sequels and spin-offs galore, critics have rated this 1980 original the best of the bunch. (1980, 95 min.) Fri, Oct. 15 at 9:30pm.
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. (1993, PG, 96mins) Fri, Oct. 8 at 9:30pm; Sat, Oct. 9 at 2pm; Monday Oct. 11 at 1pm.
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.)
When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle’s girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster. Director David Cronenberg combines his trademark affinity for gore and horror with strongly developed characters, making ‘The Fly’ a surprisingly affecting tragedy. (1986, R, 96mins)
The Exorcist: Director’s Cut
The Version You’ve Never Seen!
When young Regan starts acting odd—levitating, speaking in tongues—her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job. Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller and Max von Sydow star in William Friedkin’s horror classic based on the William Peter Blatty novel. (1973, R, 122 mins) Fri, Oct. 22 at 9:30pm.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. Tickets go on sale about 1/2 hour before showtime; plenty of seats always available.
Halloween Sunday (10/31) show features live cast performances by Norfolk’s own Fishnet Inc. No props allowed–throw your imagination! Saturday 10/9 show is film only, without live cast. (R, 99 mins)