Evil Dead Double Feature!

thursday, october 31 at 7:30PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $12 • LOFT MEMBERS: $10
double feature tickets only | no single film tickets available | evil dead AT 7:30PM; army of darkness AT 9:00PM (APPROXIMATE SHOWTIME)

“Klaatu, Barada, Nikto!” Spend the scariest night of the year at The Loft Cinema as we bring out the Dead (and the Bruce Campbell!) for a spine-tingling, rib-tickling twofer of terror, featuring back-to-back screenings of Sam Raimi’s original 1981 gore fest, Evil Dead, in a newly restored and rescored version, and his insane 1992 medieval action/horror/comedy Army of Darkness! Spooky prizes for best costumes, and free Halloween candy for everyone, while supplies last!

EVIL DEAD (1981)
4K digital restoration with new 5.1 surround sound and reimagined music score by original composer Joseph LoDuca!  Presented by Grindhouse Releasing.

Sam Raimi’s debut feature, the one that introduced audiences to anvil-jawed hero Bruce Campbell and scared the world out of creepy cabins in the woods forever, is a low-budget rollercoaster ride double stuffed with shocks, gore and bizarre humor – a funky fright flick made by and for true horror fanatics. An unsuspecting group of college pals decide to vacation at a creepy backwoods cabin (big mistake!), but instead of rest and relaxation they find an unspeakable evil lurking in the forest, and one by one, the kids are transformed into undead creatures with a taste for terror. Soon it’s up to our man Ash to survive the night and save the day, but it ain’t gonna be easy … (Dir. by Sam Raimi, 1981, USA, 85 mins., Not Rated)

Officially “Part 3” of the wild and wacky 
Evil Dead series, Raimi’s Army of Darkness is an outrageous, action-fueled comedy with monsters – a film designed to make you laugh more than scream, at least if you have a really demented sense of humor. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, a hardware-store clerk who is magically transported – along with his beat-up Oldsmobile and a chainsaw attachment for his severed left forearm – to the brutal battlefields of the 14th century. He quickly assumes power (who else in the Middle Ages packs a shotgun and a chainsaw?), and unites his ragtag band of medieval knights against the demonic Deadites, aka The Army of the Dead. Cue the vicious winged harpies, sword-wielding skeletons and mischievous bite-sized Ash clones. It’s The Three Stooges meet Jason and the Argonauts on meth amphetamines, and proof positive that no one else does it quite like Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. (Dir. by Sam Raimi, 1992, USA, 81 mins., Rated R)