Screening: Terror Tuesday: FRIGHT NIGHT (Los Angeles)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue. Oct. 22, 2019
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - LA

Instructor
Amy Voorhees Searles

Admission
$12 BUY TICKETS

Hosted by Amy Searles in conjunction with the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies class “Wanted: More Viewers Like…” Depictions of Horror Fandom in Film and Television

If Joe Dante and John Landis set the course of revisionist horror, then FRIGHT NIGHT drove it home. A reworking of Tod Browning’s DRACULA with more neon, sexual tension, and teen angst, this movie has everything that you could want out of a 1980s fun-grenade that features a theme song by the J. Geils Band. When total hunk Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon) moves to the neighborhood, his next door neighbor Charlie suspects that something is wrong. Mostly because Charlie sees Dandrige turn into a vampire before having sex with a prostitute. Charlie and his friends enlist the help of TV horror host Roddy McDowall to take Dandrige down. BUT CAN THEY DO IT?! From McDowall’s slasher movie trash-talk to Stephen Geoffreys’s out-of-control performance as a vampire named Evil Ed, FRIGHT NIGHT is a meta-enhanced ode to the nostalgic spirit of golden age horror. Just with more melting faces and dance floor seductions. Plus Chris Sarandon, the only guy on the planet who can make a white turtleneck look cool. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

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Alamo Drafthouse LA is a state-of-the-art facility featuring twelve auditoriums, each with 4K laser projectors and one with 35mm film projection. Like the brand’s nearly forty other locations across the country, the downtown Los Angeles theater includes a full bar and kitchen, as well as the unique bar and video store Video Vortex, where Blu-Rays and DVDs will be available for free rental.

Alamo Drafthouse LA is conveniently located at The Bloc, an open-air urban center in the heart of downtown Los Angeles where the Blue, Red, Purple, and Expo lines converge – making it easy to reach from Hollywood, North Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Santa Monica, South LA, and Long Beach. Easy-access validated parking is available on-site in the BLOC garage, and bike parking is readily available inside the theater.

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