Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Film Fun

Halloween is Mr. WYA!'s favorite holiday. We have a busy month and, in case you do too, here's a rundown of some films to try to squeeze into your schedule:

We know that we've raved before about Nosferatu but there's another local showing of it on October 29th. This time, it's at The Toby in the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

The Strand in nearby Shelbyville is getting into the spirit with Night of the Living Dead on Oct 17th, Ghostbusters on 10/23 and 10/25, and Young Frankenstein on 10/30 and 10/31 (the 10/31 showing includes a costume contest).

If you're closer to Franklin, Indiana, the Artcraft is also showing Young Frankenstein (10/23 and 10/24). On 10/9 and 10/10, they are showing the Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

If you're staying close to home, there are a lot of eerie highlights on TCM's schedule this month. There's Lon Chaney (The Unknown on 10/11 and The Unholy Three on 10/11; both were directed by Tod Browning who we love!), the 1925 Phantom of the Opera also with Chaney(C'mon, does it get any better than this? The masked ball sequence alone make it a must-see), and Nosferatu on 10/25. On 10/18 they're airing Vampyr, on 10/30 there is a Boris Karloff marathon, Friday nights are dedicated to thrillers, William Castle movies on 10/20 (including a terrifying Joan Crawford in Strait-Jacket), a Halloween marathon on 10/31 with some unique flicks, and more Tod Browning brilliance on 10/17 with a couple of our all time favorites, Freaks and Devil Doll. Whew, we are probably going to be watching these well into November.

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