saturday, september 30 at 7:00pm | admission: $15 advance; $17 day of; $13 loft members
please note: we cannot accept passes or groupons for this event
Twelve terrifying hours of horror movie mayhem! Pay to get in … pray to get out!
Catch a case of Slaughter Day Night Fever and stay up all-nite at the sickest, scariest, most scream-errific cinematic psycho-fest you’ve ever seen! It’s a ghoulish thrill ride guaranteed to curdle your blood, raise your hair and give your gag reflexes a real workout, so all scaredy cats need not attend! Thrills and chills await you throughout the night as we unleash SEVEN hand-picked horror classics that are so scandalously shocking, the only way to hold on to your sanity is to keep repeating to yourself – “it’s only a movie, it’s only a movie, it’s only movie …” Bring your pillows and wear your pajamas for a cinematic slumber party massacre that you just might not survive!
PLUS: Scary shorts, trashy trailers, ghoulish trivia games and prizes, horrifying drink specials, our infamously delicious “meat cups,” and collectible barf bags for all chickens with weak stomachs!
*Start times are approximate*
7:00pm: The Exorcist: Director’s Cut
“The scariest movie ever made … The Exorcist remains unparalleled as a terrifying and disturbing cinematic experience.” – Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly
The Devil definitely made her do it in William Friedkin’s shocking, iconic, Oscar-winning horror classic about a young girl with a very bad attitude and a seriously dirty mouth. This 2000 Director’s Cut re-release features even more devilish shenanigans cut from the original 1973 release, including the infamously freaky “spider walk” sequence. Pray for Linda Blair! (Dir. by William Friedkin, 1973/2000, USA, 132mins., Rated R)
9:30pm: The Evil Dead
“Energetic, original and icky, Raimi’s splat-stick debut is a tight little horror classic that deserves its cult reputation.” – Film4
Bruce Campbell and friends head out for a quiet weekend in the woods, and the horror genre will never be the same again, in director Sam Raimi’s wildly inventive, gloriously gruesome “Spam in a Cabin” monster mash jam-packed with evil spirits, possessed zombies and even a little nasty tree-venge. No one does it better than Ash, baby! (Dir. by Sam Raimi, 1981, USA, 85 mins., Rated NC-17)
11:00pm: Don’t Breathe
“Don’t Breathe will leave you gasping. The tension never lets up and the shocking twists in the story need to be seen to be believed.” – Katie Walsh, Seattle Times
When three young thieves break into a secluded home in an abandonded Detroit neighborhood, they find that the supposedly helpless old blind man who lives there has more than a few surprises up his sleeve, and they’re soon fighting for their lives in this relentlessly intense horror thriller that might just stop you from breathing, once and for all! (Dir. by Fede Alvarez, 2016, USA, 88 mins., Rated R)
12:30am: Ginger Snaps
“A smart, resourceful and wickedly funny teen horror film with superb lead performances and buckets of gore.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club
Growing up can be painful enough, but when Goth teen Ginger is attacked by a mysterious creature and begins tranforming into a vicious werewolf hellbent on making a meal of her high school classmates, her geeky sister Brigitte must decide if her own teen angst can win out over Ginger’s teen wolf tendencies in this funny, gory and downright scary ode to the terrors of adolescence. (Dir. by John Fawcett, 2000, USA, 108 mins., Unrated)
2:30am: Near Dark / 35mm print!
“One of the coolest vampire films ever made … a remarkably novel spin on old-school vampire tropes.” – Jeff Bayer, Film School Rejects
The family that slays together stays together in director Kathryn Bigelow’s uniquely scary film noir/western/vampire thriller about a makeshift family of bloodsuckers who travel across the American West in a black van searching for fresh meat. But when a young human farmboy falls in love with one of the beautiful vampire girls, there’s going to be hell to pay as the fanged family ties begin to unravel and run red with gore! Starring Bill Paxton and Lance Henricksen. (Dir. by Kathryn Bigelow, 1984, USA, 94 mins., Rated R)
4:00am: Tales from the Hood
“A fun, scary and thought-provoking horror anthology … this overlooked gem is a refreshing take on the terror genre that remains relevant today.” – Bloody Good Horror
In this frighteningly entertaining urban homage to classic horror anthologies like Tales from the Crypt, a creepy mortician tries to scare a gang of teen drug dealers by trapping them in his funeral parlor and telling them four strange tales of terror, revenge and zombies … from the Hood! Executive-produced by Spike Lee. (Dir. by Rusty Cundieff, 1995, USA, 98 mins., Rated R)
5:30am: Shivers (aka They Came From Within)
“A deliciously disgusting horror gem that spoofs our fear of sex as only David Cronenberg can.” – Felix Vasquex, Cinema Crazed
Love is in the air and it’s absolutely revolting in David Cronenberg’s wild debut feature, a gleefully bizarre sex/horror thriller chiller chronicling the mating and murdering rituals of the tenats of a high-rise apartment building where an unwanted guest has come home to stay – a slimy phallic parasite that turns its hosts into rampaging (and horny) sex zombies! Oh, Canada! (Dir. by David Cronenberg, 1975, Canada, 87 mins., Rated R)