October Classic Horror Series
Let us help you be very afraid in the lead-up to Halloween this year with a choice selection of terror-filled classics shown in all their gory glory on the big screen with panic-inducing surround-sound.
48 Hour Film Project: Horror 2023
Enjoy a series of short horror films just before Halloween! Created by local filmmakers, each film is 4 – 7 minutes long and was created in just 48 hours in early October. Vote for your favorite Horror film in the group, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony immediately following the screening. Screening is Mon., Oct. 30th, 8:00pm ($12.00). (Naro Ticket Books are valid, no online sales)
The Shining *Fright Night*
Friday, October 20th at 9:30pm!
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. (1980, 2h22m)
The Thing *Fright Night*
Friday, October 6th at 9:30 pm!
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who’s human and who’s not before it’s too late. A master work of horror directed by the legendary John Carpenter. (1982, R, 109m)
Alien *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 7th at 9:30pm!
Climb aboard the spacecraft Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s landmark sci-fi horror film, starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt. (1979, R, 116 mins)
“One of the most perfect science fiction thrillers of all time.” – Kevin Carr, Film Threat
48 Hour Film Project: Horror 2022
See what our local filmmakers can 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 (voting is at the Thursday screening) and to make The Best Of Horror 48 Hour Film Project Hampton Roads screening (winners announced after the Sunday screening). Screenings are Thurs., Oct. 20, 8pm; and Sun., Oct. 30th, 8pm. $10 admission. (Naro Ticket Books are valid).
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages *FREE Fright Night!*
Thursday, October 27th at 8pm, FREE admission!
Naro Video and Old Dominion University invite you to experience the “unadulterated horror” and “satanic, perverted cruelty” of HÄXAN: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES, presented with a new score performed live by Norfolk noise witch Karacell with an introduction from Naro Video Coven member Erik Swallow. Admission is free!
For 100 years, this silent Swedish shocker has terrorized audiences world-wide with its anticlerical images of satanic depravity. “Unfit for public exhibition,” was the word in Variety. Some people just don’t know how to have a good time.
*Programming Note: This will be film’s 1968 stoner cut, a shortened U.S. release for the midnight movie circuit.
Scream *Fright Night*
Friday, October 28th at 8:15 pm!
Legendary director Wes Craven (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) re-invented and revitalized the slasher-horror genre with this funny, clever and scary first film in the hit franchise. After a series of mysterious deaths, an offbeat group of scary movie fans become the target of a masked killer. As the body count begins, it’s clear that the rules must be followed, and everyone’s a suspect. David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore star in this semi-satire, all-scares first instalment. (1996, R, 1h 51m)
Hocus Pocus *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 29th at 9:15 pm & Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 pm!
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)
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.)
The Craft *Fright Night*
Friday, October 14th at 9:15 pm!
After transferring to a new high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow drunk with power. They watch their spells get out of control, and the new coven soon realizes that with magic, “whatever you give comes back three-fold.” (1996, R, 105 m)
Ghostbusters *Fright Night*
Saturday, October 15th at 9:15 pm!
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. This is the classic original! (PG, 1h 47m)