For the month of Shocktober, we’ve stacked our line-up with horror films new and old. If you get scared, don’t fret, we would be happy to offer you a drink to calm your nerves.
Halloween Weekend: SUSPIRIA Dance Installation
Do you know what you’re doing this Halloween Weekend? Allow us to help. October 27, see Dario Argento’s giallo masterpiece “Suspiria” in a new way. We’re bringing the bewitching Tanz Dance Academy to life one night only for a special Suspiria dance installation. Featuring the talents of MacKenzie Friedman and THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE, this interactive event will immerse audience members into the richly saturated fever dreams of Argento’s nightmarish world. Your ticket includes a screening of the film alongside several dance performances, guaranteeing you an unforgettably eerie night.
But that’s not all…
Halloween Weekend with THE SHINING
On Saturday, October 28, we’ll be turning Videology into The Gold Room at the Overlook Hotel! We’ll have specialty cocktails and all your favorite Shining decor, so make sure you arrive early and/or stick around late to join Jack Nicholson at the bar.
Oh, and did we mention we’ll be screening The Shining as well? You know the movie by now – “Here’s Johnny!,” REDRUM, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” that bizarre scene with the man in the bear suit, the ghosts of the hotel bar that inspired this very event – but no number of views is sufficient either to untangle the mystery of the Overlook Hotel or to dull the senses to the horrors Kubrick conjures with his modernist soundtrack and roaming Steadicam. Whether you see it as an outlandish conspiratorial moon landing confession or an allegorical genocide story, or a more earthbound depiction of the horrors of patriarchy taken to its logical extreme, there is one thing we can all agree on: it never gets old.
Tenth Intervention’s Live Score with THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and NOSFERATU
Oh, and we’re keeping our Halloween tradition alive due to overwhelming demand in recent years. That’s right, we are bringing back Tenth Intervention (Hajnal Pivnick, violin/Dorian Wallace, piano) for another special screening of the 1922 German Expressionist vampire horror film classic Nosferatu on Halloween Eve – Monday, October 30. A masterpiece of German Expressionism, the power and beauty of F.W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Dracula has not diminished in the slightest almost a century since its original release. Performing an original score, Tenth Intervention resurrects Count Orlock for one night only, on Halloween Eve, at Videology.
But there’s more. We’re taking the live score a bit further this year. One day earlier, Tenth Intervention will be providing a live score of The Blair Witch Project. Extensively aped, endlessly parodied, Blair Witch is a landmark in horror history, digital aesthetics, and independent filmmaking, and no copycat – or slew of them – can take that away. On Sunday the 30th, see it like never before!
THE FLY with a Mystery Cocktail
We know that’s already a lot to look forward to, so how about something a bit more proximal? Coming up this weekend, enjoy our screening of David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of The Fly, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, whose on-screen chemistry is very real – they fell in love on set and eventually married. Oh, and did we mention each ticket includes a mystery cocktail presented to you in tandem with a certain scene in the film? Guess away, but we’re not spilling. No pun intended.
Cronenberg. Jeff Goldblum. Mystery drinks. We like to think of this as the perfect Saturday night trifecta. You’re welcome.
LABYRINTH Coloring Party!
Grab your friends, grab your coloring supplies and come color with us at our Labyrinth coloring party on Thursday, October 12! Whether you prefer to color inside the lines or out, you don’t have to answer to anyone else’s rules but your own, with your very own coloring book featuring over forty black and white illustrations showcasing the vibrant and compelling world of the Labyrinth! Each ticket will also include a set of 12 colored pencils, but you’re welcome to bring your own crayons, markers, stickers, etc,. to really make this a party. Each ticket includes a copy of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Adult Coloring Book and a set of colored pencils so you can color along to the film!
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Presents: FRIDAY THE 13TH films on Friday the 13th!
The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival runs October 12-15, so we’re kicking our partnership into overdrive. We’ll be hosting the first four Friday The 13th films on this very special, real-life Friday, the 13th of October. We’ll be serving drinks and food all evening, so stay for all four…if you dare! We’ll be screening them in order at 4PM, 6:15PM, 8:30PM (in 3D!), and 11PM. Tickets are available through Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.
SWEENEY TODD Sing-Along
You know what makes Sweeney Todd, a film about decapitation and cannibalism even better? Singing. Don’t waste your opportunity to wail about the worst pies in London, or croon along to Joanna as you watch your favorite characters become tasty meat pies in this musical classic. (Them pussy cats is quick!)
In this Sondheim musical turned Burton-Depp vehicle, Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin’s throat.
PLUS: High Tension with a live score, Rosemary’s Baby, First Frightdays: Pontypool, It Follows, MUBI Presents The Brood, Trouble Every Day + Q&A with actress Tricia Vessey, Halloweentown with pumpkin carving, and more!