Some might feel this election season is scary enough, but horror movie fans know that the thrill of filmic frights is a special cinematic pleasure.
First up is THE OMEN with director Richard Donner in person for a Q&A at the Fine Arts on October 18. When his child is stillborn, an American diplomat (Academy Award® Winner Gregory Peck*) is convinced to exchange the dead baby for a living one, in order to spare his wife’s feelings. But as the child grows, a series of gruesome “accidental” murders begins to occur, and the horrifying identity of the child becomes clear in this timeless, bone-chilling thriller set to Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar®-Winning Original Score.
Three days later on October 21, the Fine Arts stays scary with the Japanese thriller CREEPY. After a traumatic incident, criminal psychologist and former police detective Takakura (Hidetoshi NISHIJIMA) moves to a new neighborhood with his wife Yasuko (Yuko TAKEUCHI) to make a fresh start. Upon meeting their new neighbors, the Nishinos, Takakura senses something odd about them. Then he is approached by the Nishinos’ daughter, whose shocking whispered confession shatters the serenity of his new life.
Finally, the day after the election on November 8 (remember to vote!), spend November 9 with Brian De Palma, Stephen King and Sissy Spacek and watch the classic, cathartic CARRIE at the Fine Arts.