SCORSESE’S SCARIEST FILM FEST – THE UNINVITED +THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE

Rating: PG
Length: 195 mins
Cast: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp
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DAVID STRATTON PRESENTS MARTIN SCORSESE’S SCARIEST EVER FILM FESTIVAL & RKO VAL LEWTON RETRO.

“I’m very excited to announce that the Orpheum has confirmed a special festival of director Martin Scorcese’s choices of the scariest films ever made.The festival will also include three of the excellent Val Lewton 1940’s RKO classics rarely seen on the big screen.From the 40’s the genuinely frightening THE UNINVITED plus THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE , the brilliant Ealing Studios thriller DEAD OF NIGHT , to the 50’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON a vastly underrated thriller , to the 60s Deborah Kerr in THE INNOCENTS, the original THE HAUNTING directed by Robert Wise and Hitchcock’s PSYCHO plus REAR WINDOW to the 70’s THE EXORCIST and the 80s Kubrick’s extended version of THE SHINING and the Canadian chiller THE CHANGELING.The RKO Val Lewton titles are CAT PEOPLE, ISLE OF THE DEAD and THE LEOPARD MAN.I do hope you can be part of this exciting program… a rare chance to view these quality films in beautiful restored digital on the cinema screen.”
DAVID STRATTON.

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ADULT $19. CONCESSIONS $15. SENIORS $10.

THE UNINVITED (1944)

Ray Milland stars in this genuinely frightening film, an intriguing mood piece, as subtle and suggestive in its imagery as the best of Val Lewton’s work. Its plot follows an adult brother and sister who purchase a home in Cornwall plagued by paranormal events. The film has been noted by contemporary film scholars as being the first film in history to portray ghosts as legitimate entities. Guillermo Del Toro also lists the film as one of the horror films to have scared and affected him.
“ Proceed at your own risk, we warn you, if you are at all afraid of the dark.” NY TIMES.

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THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946) (M)

All the ingredients are here for a classic shocker. It’s a dark and stormy night. A serial killer is at large. The mute girl in the Gothic mansion at the edge of town could be the next victim. A window has been forced. Somewhere in the house, a murderer waits. Hitchcock would have jumped at this, but in 1945 he was still in England. Robert Siodmak directs a tight, authentic-sounding script . A feeling of dread and terror runs throughout the film by smart photography, camera angles and sudden shifts of camera emphasis, abetted in this job by a choice performances of his excellent cast headed by Dorothy McGuire. “This film is likely to scare the daylights out of most of it’s audiences” NYTIMES.