Pittsburgh has an esteemed horror heritage, so it’s only right that this city would go above and beyond when it comes to Halloween-themed movie nights. Here’s where you can get a few eyefuls of blood and ghouls this year:
Demdike Stare La Vampire Nue Re-Score – Melwood Screening Room
As part of the annual VIA music festival, the experimental electronic duo Demdike Stare lend their dark live score to French filmmaker Jean Rollin’s 1970 erotic horror film La Vampire Nue. Considered a surrealist classic, it follows a suicide cult led by a mysterious figure known as The Master. The live re-score happens on Oct. 3rd at 7 p.m. at the Melwood Screening Room. An after party at Brillobox will follow. For those without VIA all-access passes, the event is $7 for Pittsburgh Filmmakers members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.
Vintage Horror Month – Manor Theater
The Manor Theater celebrates Halloween with a month of classic horror films. The historic theater will host a midnight screening each week, starting with Roman Polanski‘s demonic possession thriller Rosemary’s Baby on Oct. 6th. See dates below:
Moonlit Mayhem – Oaks Theater
When it comes to screening classic films, the Oaks Theater never disappoints. They continue their tradition of bringing familiar favorites back to the big screen with Moonlit Mayhem, a series of movies featuring the best in demons, vampires, and murderers. The fun begins with The Lost Boys on Oct. 5th and 6th at 10 p.m., and continues with The Exorcist on Oct. 12th and 13th at 10 p.m., Friday the 13th Part 2 on Oct. 19th and 20th at 10 p.m., and Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 26th at 11:59 p.m.
13 Hours of Horror – Hollywood Theater
Hardcore horror fans should clear any plans they had for Oct. 20th and head over to the Hollywood Theater for 13 Hours of Horror. The event features classic horror, as well as selections from the recent Horror Realm Convention. See below for a complete schedule of films:
Noon- The Driller Killer
2 p.m.- Bloodsuckers from Outerspace
3:45 p.m. – Everyone Must Die – Filmmaker Steve Rudzinski scheduled to appear
5:45 p.m. – Tablet of Tales – Filmmaker Brian Cottington scheduled to appear
6:30 p.m. – Severe Injuries and Demons Diva’s – Filmmakers Amy Lynn Best and Mike Watt scheduled to appear
9 p.m. – The Redsin Tower – Filmmaker Fred Vogel of Toe Tag scheduled to appear
11 p.m. – Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 version)
Tickets are $13 for the day, $5 for an individual movie. Admission to Texas Chainsaw Massacre is $7.
Night of the Living Dead 3D – Southside Works Cinema
They’re coming for you, Barbara – and now they’re in 3D! Southside Works Cinema presents the original version of director George Romero‘s 1968 zombie thriller, only restored, colorized, and with an extra dimension. Cinema purists may consider it a travesty, but those looking for a whole new undead experience will find it here. Night of the Living Dead 3D screens on Oct. 27th at midnight and Oct. 31st at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now at the Southside Works Cinema website.