Looking for something to do this October? Well, we got some good news for you! This fall, things are getting spooky at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC). On Friday, October 25 get ready to stay up all night as the JBFC present’s their sixth annual Halloween Movie Marathon, including a preview screening of The Lodge and the return of the We Hate Movies cast, set to mock the film Chopping Mall, a classic ‘80s slasher that follows a group of teens who sneak into a mall only to be chased by Robo-killers, with live improvised commentary.
Hosted by JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin, don’t miss out on this year’s selection of restored classics, oddball gems, and shocking new favorites. The JBFC will be showing 10 features playing across two screens! This year’s lineup covers several sub-genres of horror and will have everything from ghost stories, killer robots, and witches, to horrifying folk tales, ‘80s slashers, zombies, demons, and more.
There will be a costume contest and activities in the Jane Peck Gallery, and the concession stand will be open all night with plenty of coffee!
Please find the full schedule below.
Halloween Marathon VI
Date: October 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM check-in, 9:00 PM start
Tickets: $50 (students/members), $60 (nonmembers)
*Early Bird Pricing: Save $5 when you purchase before 10/16
The Lodge Preview Screening (read our article – here)
The Lodge follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace’s dark past. Set for release November 15.
Chopping Mall Featuring commentary from the cast of We Hate Movies (read our article – here)
A group of teens sneak into a mall for a debaucherous night of partying and fooling around… in a furniture store? But they soon find themselves confronted with a team of blood-thirsty, high-tech Robo-killers!
Hagazussa (read our article – here)
In a remote Alpine village in the 15th century, the orphan Albrun grows up to become a marked woman. The plague she conjures makes human cruelty look pathetic and small by comparison.
Satan’s Slaves (read our review – here)
When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Oldest daughter, Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family.
A Nightmare On Elm Street (read our article – here)
35th Anniversary Screening! In quiet Springwood, Ohio, a group of teenagers are terrorized by the specter of Freddy Krueger, a child murderer who stalks them in their dreams, making them terrified to go to sleep.
Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (read our article – here)
35th Anniversary Screening! Hockey-masked killer Jason Vorhees returns to terrorize a lakeside family and their rowdy teen neighbors in the fourth installment of the long-running slasher series.
The Wind (read our review – here)
An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy is a tough, resourceful frontierswoman settling a remote stretch of land on the 19th-century American frontier. Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, she begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself.
Bliss (read our review – here)
Brilliant, up-and-coming painter, Dezzy, facing the worst creative block of her life—and on deadline for a new gallery show—turns to anything she can, including hot new designer drug Bliss, to complete her masterpiece. While Bliss seems to smash through Dezzy’s artistic wall, it also comes with some pretty serious side effects that send her spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles.
Black Christmas (read our article – here)
45th Anniversary Screening! When sorority sisters find themselves under attack from a vicious killer fond of making obscene phone calls, it’s up to police chief John Saxon to even the odds.
One Cut Of The Dead (read our review – here)
While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the cast and crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling!