|Apparitions, Hauntings &
Thursday, September 3 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: POLTERGEIST, 1982, Warner Bros., 114 min. Dir. Tobe Hooper.
The Freeling familys normal life is shattered when malevolent forces kidnap
5-year-old Carol Anne (Heather ORourke), forcing her desperate parents to seek
assistance from a team of academic ghost hunters and a wacky psychic dwarf. With Craig T.
Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Beatrice Straight, Zelda Rubenstein. Trailer | Roger Ebert Review
THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, 1973, 20th
Century Fox, 95 min. Dir. John Hough. Four researchers gather at a haunted house and
quickly find themselves under siege by malevolent spirits. Roddy McDowall and Pamela
Franklin star in this eerie horror film, scripted by Richard Matheson from his novel Hell
Friday, September 4 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: 25th Anniversary! GHOSTBUSTERS, 1984, Sony Repertory, 105 min. Dir. Ivan
Reitman. Parapsychologists Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a
company that traps ghosts, spirits and other supernatural specters for money. Business
starts to pick up when Sigourney Weaver notices strange phenomena in her apartments
kitchen, such as eggs frying themselves. When the situation escalates, the Ghostbusters
are called upon to save the Big Apple. Trailer | Roger Ebert
GHOSTBUSTERS II, 1989, Sony
Repertory, 108 min. Dir. Ivan Reitman. The entire original cast (including Bill Murray,
Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd) returns for this anything-goes sequel.
This time the guys begin as washed-up has-beens, but theyre called back into
action when "bad vibes" accumulate in the citys sewer system. Rick
Moranis, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts also return. Discussion
in between films with director Ivan Reitman (schedule permitting). Trailer
Saturday, September 12 - 7:30 PM
Triple Features, Trilogies and Triple Bills!
Enjoy three classic films for the price of one! This months Aero Triple Bill
presents the PHANTASM trilogy from writer-director Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP).
PHANTASM, 1979, 88 min. Don
Coscarelli burst onto the scene with his first horror film, an eerie and totally original
cult classic. Two brothers discover that something evil lurks within their
neighborhood cemetery and soon find themselves battling the Tall Man, one of the scariest
villains in horror history, played to masterful effect by Angus Scrimm. "Strong
point of the feature is that its played for both horror and laughs." Variety
PHANTASM II, 1988, Universal,
97 min. Dir. Don Coscarelli. The Tall Man returns in this bigger-budgeted studio sequel to
PHANTASM, in which James LeGros joins series regular Reggie Bannister as he takes on Angus
Scrimm. This film contains all the energy and originality of the first, but with
bigger resources and wilder set-pieces. Trailer:
PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD,
1994, 91 min. Director Don Coscarellis third time out helming the saga of the Tall
Man is another assault of flying silver spheres and stolen corpses. "In a way,
its a commentary on many of the brain-dead action films of the period. Its all
fairly absurd, but Coscarelli retains his enthusiasm and imagination with a healthy sense
of ridiculousness." Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid. Discussion in between PHANTASM & PHANTASM II with director Don
Coscarelli and actors Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Kat Lester and Bill Thornbury.