Saturday, November 6, 2010

WAVERLY MIDNIGHTS @ IFC CENTER: A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Friday & Saturday October 29th & 30th 2010 at 12:15 a.m.

IFC Center
323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street
New York, New York

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Friday & Saturday, October 29th & 30th 2010 at Midnight!

"They’re here!" When 6-year-old Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) is kidnapped by a group of vengeful poltergeists, horrified parents Steve (Craig T. Nelson) and Diane (JoBeth Williams) enlist the diminutive Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) to cast out the nasty spirits from their new suburban home. Co-produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg; directed by Tobe Hooper (Lifeforce, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

Landmark Sunshine Cinemas
143 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side
(212) 330-8182



CHELSEA CLASSICS: Friday the 13th (1980) & An American Werewolf In London

Clearview Cinemas Chelsea
West 23rd Street
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, New York

An American Werewolf In London
Thursday October 28th 2010 at *7:00 p.m. AND 9:30 p.m.
Admission $7.50

Special Halloween Edition of Chelsea Classics
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday October 29th 2010 at *10 p.m.
Admission $10

*Hosted By Hedda Lettuce



Maniac (1980)
Begins October 29th and 30th 2010, at the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bill Lustig’s infamous flick Maniac, Grindhouse Releasing has a struck a new 35mm print, and it’s coming to a North American theater near you!

The new release of Maniac begins October 29 and 30, 2010, at the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle, Washington, continuing into next year. Mr. Lustig will be on hand to introduce screenings in Los Angeles (November 5, Nuart Theatre) and New York (Landmark’s Sunshine, November 19th and 20th)

The following dates are confirmed, and new ones are being added every day:
Oct. 29–30 - Egyptian (Seattle)
Nov. 5 - Nuart (LA) – Bill Lustig in person
Nov. 12–12 - Esquire (Denver)
Nov. 12–13 - River Oaks (Houston)
Nov. 19–20 - Sunshine Cinemas (New York City) – Bill Lustig in person
Nov. 19–20 - Inwood (Dallas)
Nov. 26–27 - Hi-Pointe (St. Louis)
Dec. 2 & 9 - Nickelodeon (Portland, Maine)
Dec. 3–4 - Uptown (Minneapolis)
Dec. 3–4 - E Street (DC)
Dec. 10–11 - Castro (San Francisco)
Dec. 17–18 - Oaks (Pittsburgh)
Jan. 15 - Hollywood Theater (Portland, OR)
Jan. 28–29 - Loft Cinema (Tucson, AZ)
Jan. 28–29 - Music Box Theatre (Chicago)– Bill Lustig in person
March 5 - Cedar Lee (Cleveland)

For more information, visit the official Grindhouse Releasing website.

Courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing website:
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Grindhouse Releasing, the company that brought you THE EVIL DEAD, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, PIECES and Duke Mitchell's GONE WITH THE POPE, has partnered with director Bill Lustig of Blue Underground to present Mr. Lustig's controversial horror classic MANIAC in theaters across North America.

MANIAC stars Joe Spinell (ROCKY, THE GODFATHER, TAXI DRIVER) as Frank Zito, a deeply disturbed man haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. When these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Even as he begins a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), Frank continues to act on his vile compulsions. The film holds nothing back in depicting the atrocities of a human monster.

MANIAC earned instant notoriety in 1980 as the most graphic and disturbing of all slasher films, thanks to the gruesome special effects wizardry of Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13TH). Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert called for their audience to boycott MANIAC, feminists protested the film's brutal violence, and other critics simply reviled the film as "sick" and "dirty."

Aside from the shocking, bloody special effects sequences, MANIAC draws much of its power from the acting of the late Spinell, who also co-wrote and executive produced the film. Grindhouse Releasing specializes in restoring and distributing the most extreme and controversial horror and exploitation films of our time.

“MANIAC's longevity is a tribute to the extraordinary talent of Joe Spinell, whose compelling performance has resonated with worldwide audiences since the film's release 30 years ago,” Mr. Lustig said. “I'm very pleased to work with Grindhouse Releasing on this series of screenings."

Grindhouse Releasing specializes in restoring and distributing the most extreme and controversial horror and exploitation films of our time. The company was founded in 1996 by actor/director Sage Stallone (VIC, ROCKY V) and Bob Murawski, the Oscar-winning film editor of THE HURT LOCKER, Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN 1, 2 & 3 and DRAG ME TO HELL. Author David Szulkin (WES CRAVEN'S LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) runs the company's theatrical division, which has had its most successful year to date thanks to the phenomenal success of EVIL DEAD and the first-run release of GONE WITH THE POPE in more than 25 U.S. cities.

"MANIAC is an absolute classic and definitely the best of the late 70s/early 80s slasher movies,” Murawski said. “We knew it would be the perfect follow-up to EVIL DEAD since it's also one of those rare exploitation films that fully lives up to the hype and delivers on all levels. As usual, we have gone all-out for this release, striking brand new 35mm prints and commissioning Stephen Romano to create a stunning new one-sheet to promote the film."

"MANIAC is an extremely powerful movie, and I'm glad a new generation of fans now have the opportunity to experience it on the big screen," said Szulkin. "Landmark Theatres has already booked the movie solid in November, and I expect to see it hit an additional 50 theaters in 2011."

The new release of MANIAC begins Oct. 29 & 30 at the Egyptian Theatre in Seattle. Mr. Lustig will introduce screenings in Los Angeles (Nov. 5, Nuart Theatre) and New York (Landmark's Sunshine, Nov. 19 & 20.)
For more information, visit or dial 323-963-GUTS (323-963-4887). To book MANIAC at your theater, and to receive press materials, e-mail David Szulkin at

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MOVIE OPENING: SAW 3D: The Final Chapter

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Opens Friday October 29th 2010
Midnight Screenings Thursday October 28th 2010

Showing in RealD 3D

R (Sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language)

The Saw series continues with this seventh entry, spearheaded by returning Saw VI director Kevin Greutert. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton also are back to pen the script, which details the ongoing exploits of long-dead serial killer Jigsaw and the people who continue his gruesome morality lessons.

Cast: Tobin Bell, Tanedra Howard, Betsy
Director: Kevin Greutert
Genre: Horror

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Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo - October 2010

Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo - October 2010

Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo
Hilton Parsippany
One Hilton Court
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
Tel: 1-973-267-7373
Fax: 1-973-984-6853

Show Hours:
Friday October 29th: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday October 30th: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday October 31th (HALLOWEEN): 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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MOVIE OPENING: Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 2: The IMAX Experience
Midnight Screenings Thursday October 21st 2010
Opens Friday October 22nd 2010

Paranormal Activity 2 has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® technology.

Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.

R (For some language and brief violent material)

Paramount has ordered up some more 'Paranormal Activity', a sequel to last fall's indie smash.

Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Brian Boland
Director: Tod Williams
Genres: Thriller, Supernatural Thriller, HorrorIMAX

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HORROR CON: Creation Entertainment's Weekend of Horrors

Creation Entertainment's Weekend of Horrors
Burbank Airport Marriott
2500 Hollywood Wa

Fri., Sat. & Sun.October 15-17, 2010
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel"We return to our old haunt"...

LINEUP AS OF 09.03.10:


• SEAN PATRICK FLANERY - all 3 days("Boondock Saints", "Saw 3D")
• NORMAN REEDUS("Boondock Saints", "The Walking Dead")
• DAVID DELLA ROCCO("Boondock Saints")
• TROY DUFFY(director, "Boondock Saints")
• KEN FOREE("Dawn of the Dead", "The Devil's Rejects")
• SID HAIG("Spider Baby", "The Devil's Rejects")
• ADRIENNE KING - all 3 daysThe original "final girl" from "Friday the 13th" and the (spolier alert!) first five minutes of "Friday the 13th Pt. 2"
• FRANK HENENLOTTER - all 3 daysDirector: "Basket Case" series, "Frankenhooker", with makeup/FX artist GABE BARTALOS
• "MANIAC COP" REUNION - all 3 daysWith star ROBERT Z'DAR and director WILLIAM LUSTIG (also president of BLUE UNDERGROUND video label)
• BRUCE CAMPBELL - Sat. onlyAsh from the "Evil Dead" series (but you knew that, right?)
• "MADMAN" REUNION - Fri/SatWith producer GARY SALES and "Madman marz" himself, PAUL EHLERS.
• JOE PILATO - All three days"Captain Rhodes" from "Day of the Dead" here to preview his upcoming "The Black Box".
• GRED NICOTERO - SaturdayMaster of zombies, KNB FX guru comes to help preview "THE WALKING DEAD"
• WILLIAM SMITH - All three daysConan's father, star of the classic "Grave of the vampire" and many more!
• JACK HILL - days TBDB-movie director and man who made "Spider Baby"!
• JOE BOB BRIGGS - All three daysThe country's pre-eminent B-movie aficinado and TV personality!
• FRED WILLIAMSON - days TBDHe killed vampires with George Clooney and was a staple of B-movies and blaxploitation films like "Black Caesar!"
• JOHN SAXON - days TBDYes, "Nightmare on Elm Street". But the man IS walking cult cinema!
• BARBARA MAGNOLFI - days TBDStar of dozens of Euro-cult films such as "The Sister of Ursula" and "Suspiria".
• BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH -days TBDB-movie writer-director-producer of "Escape 2000", "Night of the Demons 2", "Leprechaun 3" and more.
• NGHT OF THE DEMONS PREVIEW PANEL!With the stars of the upcoming update of teh classic '80s film!


• "UNCLE BOB" MARTIN - all 3 daysFounding editor, "Fangoria" Magazine and co-writer of "Frankenhooker"
• NATHAN HANNEMAN - all 3 daysEditor, "Horrorhound" Magazine
• J. PETER ORR - all 3 daysCo-editor, classic 80s mag "GoreZone" and former Managing Editor, "Fangoria" Magazine



Film schedule to be announced, but we can confirm that "Frankenhooker" will be shown with an intro/Q&A with Messrs. HENENLOTTER, MARTIN and BARTALOS

• "CARNIVAL OF CARNAGE" - Friday night

With live music by A BAND OF ORCS, sideshow entertainment by FREAKSHOW DELUXE and the XTREME FASHION SHOW!

• ART GHOULERY - all 3 days

Curated museum of original art and prints by horror artists sponsored by JACK ULRICH and ISOLATION THREADS. Artists featured:Dienzo, Clint Carney, Nicolas Caesar, Todd Robey, Brian Henderson, Mike Pain, William Hawley IV, Terence Ulrich, Hezaa, Christopher Moonlight and Amber M.


My Soul to Take
My Soul To Take 3D (In RealD 3D)
Opens Friday, October 8, 2010

1 hr. 46 min.

R (Strong bloody violence, pervasive language including sexual references)

In the small town of Riverton, a local legend tells of a serial killer's oath to return to kill the seven children who were born on the night he died. Now, 16 years later, Riverton residents are disappearing again, causing some to wonder if the legend is true. Bug (Max Thieriot), plagued by nightmares all his life, is the serial killer's son, and it is up to him to save his friends from an evil that will not rest.

Cast: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker
Director: Wes Craven
Genres: HorrorSuspense/Thriller

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MOVIE OPENING: I Spit On Your Grave (2010) (Unrated)

I Spit on Your Grave (2010) (Unrated)
Opens Friday, October 8, 2010

1 hr. 47 min

(Pervasive strong sadistic brutal violence, rape and torture, nudity and language)

A remake of the controversial 1979 cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills, who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer’s presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson.

Cast: Sarah Butler, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Genres: Horror

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NEW YORK COMIC CON #5 (2010) & 2010 New York Anime Festival

NEW YORK COMIC CON #5 (2010) / 2010 New York Anime Festival
Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, New York

When Is New York Comic Con?
Professional Only Hours:
Friday, October 8, 2010 -- 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open to the Public:
Friday, October 8, 2010 -- 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2010 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2010 -- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where Is New York Comic Con?
New York Comic Con is held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. The Javits Center is located at 655 West 34th Street.

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What Is New York Comic Con?
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world -- Gotham City.

New York Anime Festival Tickets
Your ticket to the 2010 New York Comic Con also includes your admission to the 2010 New York Anime Festival. With your one ticket, you’ll be able to enter both shows. Two shows for the price of one? That’s a sweet deal.