As part of our October series of double features, this Friday October 11 at 8pm we are presenting Fright Night. The theme – cult low-budget horror from the early 1960’s.
The Roger Corman production Dementia 13, intended as a Psycho ripoff, was one of Francis Ford Coppola‘s earliest full-length directorial features (and the first for which he wrote the screenplay) – although Corman wanted more violence and brought in Jack Hill uncredited to pad it out. The underpaid actors included William Campbell (later to become a familiar face to Star Trek fans), Luana Anders (like Campbell, a Corman regular), and Patrick Magee.
On the creepier side, Carnival of Souls (1962) was written, produced, and directed by Herk Harvey and starred Candace Hilligoss. Its plot follows Mary Henry, a young woman whose life is disturbed after a car accident. The film has been “noted by critics and film scholars for its cinematography and foreboding atmosphere”
Entry is FREE, but donations to benefit the theater are always appreciated. Concessions are available in the lobby.
Doors open at 7:30. Show starts at 8.