Spend the scariest night of the year at The Loft Cinema as we unleash a spine-tingling twofer of terror, featuring back-to-back screenings of John Carpenter’s original 1978 slasher classic, Halloween, in a newly-restored 40th anniversary digital print, and Tobe Hooper’s 1982 haunted house spooktacular, Poltergeist, presented on glorious 35mm! Free Halloween candy for everyone in costume, while supplies last!
HALLOWEEN (1978) / New 40th Anniversary Digital Restoration!
It’s the night HE came home, and all the babysitters in town had better beware, because Michael Myers is looking to deliver a few tricks and treats just in time for Halloween! John Carpenter’s iconic terror classic, which kicked off the slasher film craze of the 80s and turned Jamie Lee Curtis into the decade’s reigning Scream Queen, is still one of the scariest films of all time – a nerve-wracking thrill-ride featuring a supremely creepy soundtrack and the debut appearance of one of the screen’s most diabolical boogeymen. (Dir. by John Carpenter, 1978, USA, 91 mins., Rated R)
POLTERGEIST (1982) – 35mm film print!
They’re heeeeere! Tobe Hooper’s nightmarishly fun, ghost-filled spooktacular (produced by Steven Spielberg) is the ultimate suburban nightmare, as an All-American family is forced to deal with a haunted house plagued by killer trees, evil clown dolls and a child-snatching TV set! Where’s a good realtor when you really need one? Released the same summer as E.T., Poltergeist gleefully offers up the nightmarish flip side to Spielberg’s feel good alien blockbuster. (Dir. by Tobe Hooper, 1982, USA, 114 mins., Rated PG)