Psycho Cinema Yells, “October is our Month! This is our Time!” Check out our OCTOBER schedule!

Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Psycho Cinema at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of October 2015.

Click the link of the title below to purchase tickets!  Enjoy!

house of wax

CONTRACTED: PHASE II

Friday, October 2nd at 10:40pm

Picking up directly where the previous film left off, the story follows Riley, one of the last people to come in contact with Samantha, as he scrambles to track down those responsible for the outbreak before the highly contagious disease not only consumes his body, but the world as we know it.

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HOUSE OF WAX 3D

Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30pm

Back in the early 1950s, 3D was something of a nine days’ wonder. Within a year, the fad faded, thanks to lots of mediocre quickies. But one that transcended the trend was Vincent Price’s HOUSE OF WAX, a nifty thriller adapted from Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray’s 1933 hit THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM.

If you saw HOUSE OF WAX in 3D — it was the first major 3D feature photographed in color — you were impressed by director Andre de Toth’s expert use of the format (even more impressive when you learn that de Toth was blind in one eye and couldn’t actually see any of the 3D effects he was staging). If you saw HOUSE OF WAX without 3D, you still got a classy, memorably creepy horror show.

Price plays Professor Henry Jarrod, who loses the waxworks he had dedicated his life to creating when a sleazy business associate torches the gallery for insurance money. Scarred and crippled by the devastating fire, Jarrod nevertheless rebuilds a new museum, with the able assistance of Igor (Charles Bronson), his mute partner. When Sue Ellen (Phyllis Kirk) notices the new figure of Joan of Arc bears an uncanny resemblence to her recently deceased friend Cathy (Carolyn Jones), she snoops around for answers and uncovers some unsavory examples of “artistic license.”

Aside from its many shocking sights (including the eerie sequence in which Jarrod watches helplessly as his wax masterpieces melt before his eyes in the fire), HOUSE OF WAX throws in a few completely superfluous and utterly amusing effects, such as high-kicking chorus girls flashing their bloomers, or a street entertainer who performs a memorable trick that beautifully shows off the 3D cinematography.

The great success of HOUSE OF WAX led to Price being cast in many more thrillers, including THE MAD MAGICIAN. As for the 2005 non-3D semi-remake with then-trendy Paris Hilton prominently featured in the cast, the less said about that the better. (James Sanford)

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GHOSTBUSTERS CEREAL PARTY

Saturday, october 10th at 10am

Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Obviously!

It’s possible that GHOSTBUSTERS is the world’s only universally adored movie. Spectre-destroyers Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis and the vastly under-appreciated Hudson collectively defined everything we enjoy in ‘80s cinema, unleashing a supernatural adventure that busts funnybones as well as ghosts. Together, the four hopped in a converted ambulance and made an entire decade safe for hilarity, action, and transdimensional demon combat.

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DEATHGASM

Tuesday, October 13th at 7:30pm

Highschool can be hell. Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a small town until he meets a kindred spirit in metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. It’s up to Brodie, Zakk and their mates to stop a force of pure evil from devouring mankind.
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GOOSEBUMPS

CEREAL PARTY

Tickets on sale soon!

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

PJS, Unlimited Cereal and a really disturbing children/s movie!

A young kid teams up with the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

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CRIMSON PEAK

Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30pm

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind CRIMSON PEAK.

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY, PACIFIC RIM) comes gothic romance, CRIMSON PEAK.

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THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES with Special Guest VICTORIA PRICE

Thursday, october 22nd at 7:00pm

To celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Vincent and Mary Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes, join us for a special evening with Victoria Price, Vincent’s daughter.

We’ll be serving up a delectable feast using recipes from the book and screening THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, a Vincent Price classic. Before the film, Victoria will take the stage to share memories of her father with her multi-media presentation “Explore, Savor, Celebrate: Life with Vincent Price.”

She’ll also be available after the screening to sign copies of her book, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, as well as the new edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes.

Your ticket includes the following culinary delights, all based on recipes from Vincent and Mary Price’s cookbook:

About the book:

In 1965, Mary and Vincent Price published A Treasury of Great Recipes–now regarded as the one of the world’s most beloved cookbooks. This beautifully-designed tome features recipes collected by Vincent and Mary at restaurants around the world, including original menus from classic restaurants and wonderful photographs by the great William Claxton. Written in Vincent’s lively and accessible prose, the book captures the beginnings of the foodie movement in the United States, and also affords a glimpse into the celebrity lifestyle of the Prices.

A Treasury of Great Recipes has come to be regarded as “one of the most important culinary events of the 20th century” (Saveur Magazine) and was recently named the eighth most popular out-of-print book of any kind by Booklist. It has inspired countless chefs, garnered fans from around the world, and recently spawned many supper clubs who have been “cooking and eating Vincent” around the world.

About the film:

Humanity beware! Vincent Price is here to crush you with his morbid fist of vengeance in THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES!! Price stars as Dr. Anton Phibes, who was believed to be killed in a car accident while racing to be with his dying wife. After years in solitude, Phibes emerges to unleash his vengeance on the nine surgeons who failed to save his true love. But he isn’t alone. Armed with dozens of torture devices, a clockwork robot army, and a demented brain to match his grotesque body, Phibes annihilates his enemies with creative derangement. Phibes is arguably Vincent Price’s single most triumphant role — even though he doesn’t say a single word onscreen. The movie itself provides a perfect complement to Price’s ghoulish presence, as gorgeous production design makes even the sight of flesh being devoured by acid a work of art.

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PREDATOR

Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm

It kills for pleasure; it hunts for sport, but this time it picked the wrong prey.

Before ARNULD Schwarzenegger and Jesse “The Body” Ventura worried about state budgets and governing, they teamed up to create cinematic bliss for action movie-lovers all over the world. They may have dazzled us with their fisticuffs tango in THE RUNNING MAN, but in PREDATOR you can watch them in their rawest forms as they battle the Central American jungle and an extra-terrestrial warrior with the help of Carl “Don’t call me Apollo” Weathers and the rest of their team of elite bad asses.

This is one of the purest action movies you will ever hope to see. John McTiernan casts aside any need for a plot and boils the film down to the simple story of kill-or-be-killed.

Grab a Bic razor and prepare survival as we treat you to a very special Tough Guy Cinema presentation of PREDATOR. We’re going into the jungle together on a rescue mission…but we may just encounter the fight of our lives. If it bleeds we can kill it! “GET TO DA CHOPPUH!!!” (Greg MacLennan)

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VIDEO VORTEX: SOUL OF THE DEMON

Tuesday, October 27th at 9:00pm

It’s Halloween night! And Halloween night just isn’t Halloween night unless someone gets sawed in half by a demon wearing a Freddy Krueger mask from Target. Shot for the price of three tacos, SOUL OF THE DEMON is the world’s first-est, best-est, and only-est shot-in-Las-Vegas NIGHT OF THE DEMONS rip-off. When two kids find a gargoyle statue by a lake, they unknowingly unleash a demon with an insatiable bloodlust for humans. After some BMX tricks and a basketball scrimmage between bros with hairstyles that look like piles of dead skunks, some rejects from BILL AND TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY throw a pizza party in an abandoned house on Halloween. The demon shows up! And the mega-gory mutilation begins!! SOUL OF THE DEMON is an unheralded no-fi dimension-warp with incredible homemade effects, unbelievable guitar wailing, and characters who say things like, “This is a mixture of MAGNUM P.I., DRACULA, and your fuckin’ mom!” That is to say, this movie is everything you’ve ever wanted on Halloween. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

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VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT HORROR FESTIVAL

Thursday, October 29th THROUGH

Sunday, November 1st

Four days of horror, including regionally-produced shorts and features, international shorts and features, and heavily-requested favorites!  Weekend passes are available on this page with a savings of roughly 50% and give you admission to all festival events.  Sponsors include FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT, O’CONNER BREWING, THE SLOMSKI CABARET, SCREAMFREAK.COM, BLUE PLATE BOOKS, REST IN PIECES, SKYLINE INDIE FILM FEST, SAKURA TATTOO, DARKWOOD MANOR, VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE, RED VEIN ARMY, and PICCADILLY PRINTING.  Individual film tickets will be open for purchase on Oct. 16 if still available.

Read more about the films below or at the festival WEBSITE.

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Psycho Cinema Yells, “October is our Month! This is our Time!” Check out our OCTOBER schedule!

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