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FRIDAY OCT. 31
  • Halloween

    Halloween (1978)

    Rated R, 93 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers and Kyle Richards.

    Big Screen Classics: They should have broken the mold when they released Halloween, for when it comes to escaped-maniacs-on-the-loose films this one’s the real deal. Read a full review of Halloween.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Halloween

    Halloween (1978)

    Rated R, 93 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers and Kyle Richards.

    Big Screen Classics: They should have broken the mold when they released Halloween, for when it comes to escaped-maniacs-on-the-loose films this one’s the real deal. Read a full review of Halloween.

    10:35PM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320

  • Halloween

    Halloween (1978)

    Rated R, 93 min. Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers and Kyle Richards.

    Big Screen Classics: They should have broken the mold when they released Halloween, for when it comes to escaped-maniacs-on-the-loose films this one’s the real deal. Read a full review of Halloween.

    10PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/383-8309

  • Hausu (House)

    Hausu (House) (1977)

    Rated R, 88 min. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. Starring Kimiko Ikegami, Eriko Tanaka, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara, Masayo Miyako, Miki Jinbo, Yôko Minamida, Mieko Satoh, Saho Sasazawa and Haruko Wanibuchi.

    AFS: Art Horror: This Japanese film is a surreal, indefinable piece of horror/comedy, a must-see film for lovers of the inscrutable, the grotesque, the funky, and the eccentric, and a perfect film to celebrate All Hallows' Eve. Read a full review of Hausu (House).

    10PM The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

  • Interview With the Vampire (1994)

    Rated R, 123 min. Directed by Neil Jordan. Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst.

    Master Pancake: There is much to mock in Jordan's adaptation of Anne Rice's homoerotic classic. Read a full review of Interview With the Vampire.

    7PM, 10PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/476-1320

  • Saw

    Saw (2004)

    Rated R, 100 min. Directed by James Wan. Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Keung, Dina Meyer, Monica Potter and Makenzie Vega.

    10th Anniversary: Wan’s directorial debut arrives with so much hype surrounding it that nothing in this horror film could ever be as shocking as the realization of just how undeserved that buzz actually is. Not only is this serial-killer tale far from original (for starters, it borrows bits from David Fincher’s Seven and any number of Danny Glover’s trademark cop films), but it also contains some of the most abysmal acting – courtesy of the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes – this side of a Herschell Gordon Lewis gag fest. The film, decidedly ambitious though it may well be, is hardly the opening salvo on a new, harder, more ghastly stream of horror filmmaking. Saw has its moments, and most of them are brutal in the extreme, but ultimately it’s one tremendous misfire that will either leave you laughing or, possibly, gagging. Read a full review of Saw.

    12:40PM, 8:15PM Barton Creek Square (AMC), 2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 888/262-4386

  • SPACES

  • Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice (1988)

    Rated PG, 92 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara and Sylvia Sidney.

    Blue Starlite Drive-In: 22 Nights of Halloween: Car-to-car trick or treating, so bring some candy.

    7:30PM Blue Starlite Drive-In at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/850-6127

  • Parents

    Parents (1989)

    Rated R, 82 min. Directed by Bob Balaban. Starring Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky, Juno Mills-Cockell, Kathryn Grody, Deborah Rush and Graham Jarvis.

    Halloween Movie Night: Austin Eastciders will be tapping their Smoked Brisket Cider, made with Micklethwait's brisket, as part of Austin Beer Week. Free samples of smoked sausage will also be available. You may want to eat quickly before the film, which concerns a boy who thinks his parents may be cannibals. Costumes encouraged.

    7:30PM Micklethwait Craft Meats, 1309 Rosewood

  • BULLOCK MUSEUM

    1800 N. Congress, 512/936-4629

  • D-Day: Normandy 1944

    D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.

  • Jerusalem 3D

    Jerusalem 3D (2014)

    Not rated, 45 min. Directed by Daniel Ferguson. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

    Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Sean MacLeod Phillips. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

    National Geographic uses photo-realistic, computer-generated, 3-D animation to transport audiences back more than 65 million years, when a great inland sea divided North America in two. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM, or see www.thestoryoftexas.com.

  • Texas: The Big Picture

    Texas: The Big Picture (2003)

    Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.

    Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.