Directed by Ari Aster. US. 2018. R. 2 hours 6 minutes. A24. Digital.
The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate . . .
Directed by George Barry. US. 1977. R. 1 hour 20 minutes. AGFA and Cult Epics. Digital.
“Just when you thought you’d seen it all — murderous houseplants, elevators, computers, even tomatoes — along comes DEATH BED. Immortalized by comedian Patton Oswalt in one of his evocative on-stage comedic rants, this highly amusing bit of gothic surrealism takes place primarily within a stone crypt, where the only remaining piece of a demonic house sits in waiting for horny young thrillseekers to stumble upon it before digesting them . . .
Directed by David Cronenberg. Canada. 1975. R. 1 hour 27 minutes. Lionsgate. Digital.
After a scientist living in a posh apartment complex slaughters a teen girl and kills himself, investigators discover that the murderer had been carrying on experiments involving deadly parasites. Roger St. Luc (Paul Hampton), a doctor living in the building, and his aide Nurse Forsythe (Lynn Lowry) then realize that the parasites are on the loose attacking fellow tenants.
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When Labor Day Weekend arrives, it can mean only one thing… The Colonial Theatre’s Splatterfest VII: Welcome to the Splatterdome! Once again, we’re serving up FIVE of the most outlandish and entertaining Italian/Euro horror movies ever made, including Ovidio G. Assonitis’ Jaws-homage Tentacles starring Henry Fonda and John Huston, Mario Bava’s masterpiece Black Sabbath with Boris Karloff, Bruno Mattei’s Terminator/Aliens mash-up Shocking . . .