HALLOWEEN SCREAMS!
October 26 - 31

 

       

NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
The Halloween Classic
One Night Only!
Friday, October 26, 7:00 and 9:30

Featuring LIVE musical accompaniment by Silent Orchestra. Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent-film master F. W. Murnau's uncredited appropriation of Bram Stoker's DRACULA set the standard for all vampire flicks to come. Max Schreck's monstrous Count Orlock is singularly frightening, repulsive and beastly where Bela Lugosi was courtly and Christopher Lee seductive.

DIR F. W. Murnau; SCR Henrik Galeen; PROD Enrico Dieckmann and Albin Grau. Germany, 1922, b&w, 81 min. NOT RATED

The Baltimore ensemble Silent Orchestra — keyboardist Carlos Garza and percussionist Rich O'Meara — will once again accompany NOSFERATU with their acclaimed original score, by turns dreamlike, ambient, thundering and hell-bent.
Special Ticketing for this program: $20 General admission, $15 AFI members, $5 children under 12

Friday, October 26, 7:00 and 9:30

This is a no pass engagement

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

THE WICKER MAN
Rare 35mm Print

A remote Scottish isle inhabited by neo-pagans practicing fertility rites and sexual magic provides the setting for THE WICKER MAN, one of the coolest, creepiest cult classics from the 1970s, written by Tony Award-winner Anthony Shaffer (SLEUTH). Devout, uptight constable Edward Woodward comes to Summerisle following an anonymous tip about a missing girl but is puzzled by the islanders' lack of concern, truly alarmed by their beliefs — and oblivious to the danger he's in. A seductive nude dance by Britt Ekland is the film's best-known scene.

DIR Robin Hardy; SCR Anthony Shaffer; PROD Peter Snell. UK, 1973, color, 88 min. RATED R

Saturday, October 27, 7:30; Sunday, October 28, 12:30, 8:00; Tuesday, October 30, 7:30; Wednesday, October 31, 7:30
AFI member passes will be accepted.
Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
The 1974 Original!

Iconic movie murderer Leatherface and his grotesque family terrorize a group of lost youth in eerie rural Texas. By staging the action in a naturalistic style, pushing the violence to never-before-seen extremes and displaying a penchant for unforgiving long take during some of the most unsettling moments, director Tobe Hooper masterfully manipulates the audience's expectations and fears. A brutal journey from beginning to end, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is one of the scariest horror movies ever made and was hugely influential for all that have followed.

DIR/SCR/PROD Tobe Hooper; SCR Kim Henkel; PROD Lou Peraino. US, 1974, color, 83 min. RATED R

Saturday, October 27, 9:30; Sunday, October 28, 9:45; Monday, October 29, 9:30; Tuesday, October 30, 9:30; Wednesday, October 31, 9:30
AFI member passes will be accepted.
Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.