Directed by Philippe Mora. US. 1982. R. 98 minutes. Park Circus. 35mm.
“The film opens in the late 1960s with newlyweds Eli and Caroline MacCleary (Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch) driving through Nioba, Mississippi on their way to their honeymoon. Their car breaks down on a textbook-creepy country road in the middle of the night and Caroline is subsequently raped by a creature out of the woods after Eli inexplicably leaves her alone to fetch help. Flash-forward to the early . . .
Directed by Bruce Pittman. US. 1987. R. 97 minutes. 35mm.
Have you ever heard of The Haunting of Hamilton High? No, but you have heard of 1980’s Prom Night. Renaming unrelated films to leverage franchise branding is nothing new, and that’s exactly what Alliance Films had in mind when they re-titled this superior slasher for distribution. And we do mean superior, as Prom Night II is in every aspect far more entertaining than its predecessor. Kicking off . . .
Directed by Mary Lambert. US. 1989. R. 103 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
One of the creepiest and most effective film adaptions of a Stephen King novel, Pet Semetary blends the dark temptations of human frailty with the horrific outcomes that inevitably befall us when we tangle with the supernatural. When tragedy befalls the Creed family they turn to the secrets of a Native American burial ground to make themselves whole again, but sometimes dead is better. Subtle, and with a terrifying payoff . . .