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Arclight Presents—Halloween Horror!

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Arclight Presents—Halloween Horror!

October 4th at 8:00pm (Hollywood)

POLTERGEIST
Life is pleasant for the close-knit Freeling family (headed by Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams) until a host of otherworldy forces invades their peaceful suburban home, transforming their house into a swirling supernatural sideshow that's centered around their angelic young daughter (Heather O'Rourke).



October 5th at 7:30pm (Sherman Oaks)

THE RING
A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. Rated PG-13.



October 6th at 7:45pm (Pasadena)

HOUSE OF WAX
A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men have a fight. The sculptor is knocked out in the scuffle and left to "perish" among the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. The opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing his assistant's lovely girlfriend's friend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.



October 11th at 8:00pm (Hollywood)

THE HAUNTING
Three people are recruited by a paranormal investigator to help uncover the secrets of Hill House, a mansion overwhelmed by spirits of its former residents in this classic horror flick based on The Haunting of Hill House, a novel by Shirley Jackson. As the guests delve deeper into the home's past, they are seduced further into its sinister web.



October 12th at 7:30pm (Sherman Oaks)

HALLOWEEN II
The calendar may say November 1st, but for the people of Haddonfield, Illinois, it is still very much Halloween. Picking up immediately after the first “Halloween” this film follows an injured and terrorized Laurie Strode (Curtis) to the hospital while Dr. Loomis (Pleasance) and Sherriff Brackett hunt down the apparently indestructible killing machine, Michael Myers. It’s not long before Michael tracks down Laurie at the hospital, and we discover that his blood thirsty rampage has much a much deeper cause than just the Pure Evil that Dr. Loomis fears is the only thing lurking behind the mask. Rated R.



October 13th at 7:45pm (Pasadena)

PSYCHO
One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman BateS cheerfully mentions that she's the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother.



October 18th at 8:00pm (Hollywood)

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Unbeknownst to his fiancée (Mae Clarke), young scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) -- aided by his hunchbacked assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye) -- has been building a monster made of spare parts. But no one is prepared, not even the doctor, when the creature comes to terrifying life. Boris Karloff stars as the iconic Frankenstein's monster in this classic piece of horror cinema, based loosely on the novel by Mary Shelley.



October 19th at 7:30pm (Sherman Oaks)

PET SEMATARY
The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetary, and for good reason too.



October 20th at 7:45pm (Pasadena)

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE
This is a feature-length spin-off of the popular television horror anthology. A little boy, who is planned to be cooked by a woman, delays his execution by telling three tales of terror.



October 25th at 8:00pm (Hollywood)

ARMY OF DARKNESS
Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient Necronomicon, or "Book of the Dead," transports department store clerk Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his 1973 Oldsmobile into England's Dark Ages. There, he faces legions of undead beasts in a battle for his life. One of the most memorable early works from director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), this cult favorite is the third in a trilogy of hilarious sci-fi horror epics. Rated R.



October 26th at 7:30pm (Sherman Oaks)

FRIDAY THE 13TH
Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to re-open a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning. Rated R.



October 27th at 7:45pm (Pasadena)

AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
A New York student (David Naughton) becomes the scourge of London after being bitten by a beast on the moors. Rated R.



 

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Horror