The Halloween Fort Report!!!!

It’s our favorite time of the year at the movies and there is absolutely a TON of stuff happening all over Seattle and Tacoma to get you primed up for this great Halloween season!

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The Halloween Fort Report October 15th – 31st 

    • The Ark Lodge
      • The Rocky Horror Picture Show screens on Halloween, no time has been announced
    • Admiral Twin
      • To celebrate Marty McFly’s journey to the future, Back to the Future II screens October 21st.
    • The Varsity Theater
      • Universal’s original Dracula starring Bela Lugosi and its Spanish counterpart will play as a double feature Sunday October 25th at 2pm and again Wednesday October 28th at 7pm.
      • John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece Halloween will screen October 29th at 7:30pm
      • Yet another presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays Halloween night at 9pm.
    • Northwest Film Forum
          • On Saturday October 17th, Ben Gibbard sits down with Lynn Shelton to discuss scoring her 2014 film Laggies
          • Also on the 17th, Ben Gibbard presents one of his favorite music films URGH!: A Music War. Filmed in 1980, this film features 30 performances by then New Wave and Up-and-Coming bands like the Police and the Cramps.  This is a 35mm print that will screen at 8pm.

        • On October 18th at 7pm, Ben Gibbard’s music film series continues with a screening of the Monkee’s 1968 film HEAD!

        • Seattle’s first and only Skate Rock Opera Shredder Orpheus Thursday October 22nd at 8pm.

        • Ben Gibbard’s favorite music film series continues with a screening of The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: the Metal Years will screen Saturday the 24th at 7pm.

      • Additionally, Ben will present a secret screening that same night at 9pm!
      • Ben Gibbard just keeps shit rolling with a screening of the Kurt Cobain documentary Been a Son with filmmaker Steven Fisk in attendance. This film will play at 7pm on Sunday October 25th.
    • The Central Cinema
        • The 16th – 21st the Central presents Ghostbusters and the original Evil Dead
        • Thursday the 22nd, the monthly screening of the Room happens at 8pm.
        • Friday the 23rd through Wednesday the 28th Bette Midler and company star in Hocus Pocus at 7pm. Then at 9:30 never sleep again with a screening of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street.
        • Friday October 30th, Alfred Hitchcock’s all time classic Psycho will play at 7pm
        • Then at 9:30pm the Japanese batshit campy horror flick Hausu sees a rare Halloween season screening.

        • Finally, on Halloween night, the Central presents Dude Bro Party Massacre III. A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment.

    • The Grand Illusion:
        • On October 16th The American Genre Archive and Something Weird Video presents Smut Without Smut. This is a film series featuring two undiscovered hardcore genre movies with the sex removed. In other words, the parameters of reality will never be the same again: The Haunted Pu**y and The Mad Love Life of a Hot Vampire.



    • On October 17th and 19th, the original A Nightmare on Elm Street screens to be followed on the 17th and 20th by A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge! On the 17th you can take in the film as a sort of double feature.
    • The Rampaging Mutant 35mm Triple feature Pizza Party is happening on October 18th at 3pm.
    • Canadian schlock cult classic Science Crazed will finally be screened on Wednesday the 21st at 8pm. This thing looks like some serious low-budget stuff.

    • On the 22nd, local filmmaker John Portnova will screen his Bigfoot film Valley of the Sasquatch along with the classic 70’s Bigfoot movie Creature from Black Lake. The filmmaker will be in attendance for this event!

    • Tobe Hooper’s Vampire Alien Naked woman flick Lifeforce plays on the 23rd, 24th, & 27th in 35mm!
    • Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in this visually stunning, heart-pounding animated anthology titled Extraordinary Tales featuring Christopher Lee in his final performance. This screens the 23rd thru the 29th.

    • The Scarecrow Video Shock and Awe Secret No-Budget Thriller Fest will take place in all of its awesome glory on Sunday the 25th at 1pm.
    • Jack Pierce was the king of the monster makers, providing his artistry and skill to such classics as The Mummy, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman. The Grand Illusion will screen his documentary Jack Pierce: the Maker of Monsters on October 26th at 7pm.
    • On October 29th, Scarecrow Video presents The Best of the VCR That Dripped Blood. A collection of VHS craziness curated by the gang at Scarecrow. All proceeds go toward the construction of Scarecrow’s screening room project.
    • VHS Uber Alles presents Spookies of VHS on Friday the 30th at 9pm for just two bucks!

  • Finally on Halloween night at 9pm, see the INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN (1957), plus classic movie trailers and shorts! All on glorious 16mm film! Plus: door prizes! 
  • SiFF Egyptian
    • The granddaddy of all Halloween events in town is the Egyptian’s screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Midnight!
  • SiFF Uptown
    • Big Screen Classics presents the 50th Anniversary Restoration of My Fair Lady on October 20th.
  • SiFF Film Center
      • Legendary Punk Rock doc The Decline of Western Civilization screens for one night only on October 22nd.
      • New Zealand’s newest horror offering Deathgasm plays October 23rd thru 29th

      • The Decline of Western Civilization part III has a one night only showing on October 26th.
      • A one-week only exclusive presentation of Tales of Halloween featuring Eleven of today’s best horror filmmakers – including Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee – come together for this fun and frightening horror anthology that takes place on Halloween night in a suburban neighborhood terrorized by ghouls, ghosts, demons, aliens, and things that go more than bump in the night. This runs October 30th – November 5th.


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