Get your Thrills & Chills with some classic horror hits, THE BIRDS (1963), THE SHINING (1980) and THE EXORCIST (1973) with Film Professor Joe Horine! Celebrate the release of HALLOWEEN ENDS, Join us for the 100th Anniversary of F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR, plus the new subversive psycho-horror feature film ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS.
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We kick off this month of thrills with 1963's THE BIRDS starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren and Jessica Tandy.
Nothing You Have Ever Witnessed Before Has Prepared You for Such Sheer Stabbing Shock!
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
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THE SHINING (1980) One of the most analyzed and discussed entries in the horror genre in film history. Adapted from Stephen King's novel, THE SHINING features a memorable performance and lines from Jack Nicholson ("Heeeerrre's Johnny") while dancing around the question of whether these ghosts are real or "all in the head."
SYNOPSIS: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.
Celebrating 100 Years!
An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and a cornerstone of horror and silent cinema alike, F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR remains to many viewers the most unsettling vampire film ever made, and its bald, spidery vampire, personified by the diabolical Max Schreck, continues to spawn imitations in the realm of contemporary cinema.
Presented in an HD edition mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral performance of Hans Erdmann's 1922 score.
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 97%, the CRITICS CONSENSUS: "One of the silent era's most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu's eerie, gothic feel -- and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire -- set the template for the horror films that followed."
SYNOPSIS: In this highly influential silent horror film, (some consider it the most important Horror Film ever made!) the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok's servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.
All Jacked Up and Full of Worms follows Roscoe, a maintenance man for a seedy motel, on his path of self-destruction through the alleyways of Chicago after he discovers a hidden stash of powerful hallucinogenic worms. Guided by visions of a giant floating Worm, he encounters Benny, a moped enthusiast trying to manifest a baby from an inanimate sex doll. They fall in love with doing worms together before embarking on an odyssey of sex and violence.