Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Things to Do, Los Angeles Movies: Halloween, Horror, Madonna

Find a movie from our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, streamed online or played at your local cinema. Be sure to call or check online for booking requirements and other COVID-19 protocols before heading out.

16th Aero Horrorton
This marathon of six films that turns into tiny ones begins with John Carpenter’s 1994 horror fable, inspired by L.P. Lovecraft’s work starring Sam Neal and Charlton Heston. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. 19:00, October 23. 25 dollars.

Animation is a film festival
Personal screenings of new and recent animated films from around the world, as well as free virtual programming. TCL Chinese 6 Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Various sessions, October 22-24. $ 8-13.50.

Betty Boop Cartoon Madness
Classic Halloween cartoons from the 1920s and 30s and beyond. Arena Cinelounge, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue, Hollywood. 19:30 October 23. 10 dollars.

Dracula and Dracula
Old Town Music Hall offers free screenings of Tod Browning’s 1931 Vampire Tale starring White Lugosi, as well as George Melford’s lesser-known 1931 Hispanic adaptation starring Carlos Villarias, filmed at the same venues as Browning’s version. 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. English version: 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm October 23rd (tickets for both concerts are almost sold out); Spanish version: 14:30 and 19:00 on October 24. Is free.

Dracula and Frankenstein
The Hollywood Legion Theater also features a 1931 Vampire Tale starring Lugosi, followed by James Weill’s 1931 classic film about creatures starring Boris Karloff. Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood. October 14 and 15:30. $ 13-22; Advance purchase required.

Something is bothering Gina Davis – and it’s Jeff Goldblum! – in a gruesome, action-packed remake of David Cronenberg’s 1958 sci-fi horror movie with Vincent Price. Academy Film Museum, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 9:30 pm October 23rd. $ 5- $ 10.

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German currents
The 15th edition of the annual American Cinematheque for Recent German Cinema is an online event featuring several US and Los Angeles premieres, as well as short programs, filmmakers’ Q&A, and more, October 22–31. USD 12; passes: $ 25; several free views.

“God told me”
… This is an excuse given by various New Yorkers who were pushed by a mysterious cult leader to commit random acts of murder and mayhem in a procedural hybrid package of 1976 sci-fi horror and police from screenwriter / director Larry Cohen. With Tony Lo Bianco and Andy Kaufman to Taxi. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 8:00 p.m. October 24. $ 12; Advance purchase required.

Joe Dante’s new 1981 werewolf thriller restoration in 4K resolution, with director for Q&A at 7:30 pm on October 22nd. Dee Wallace stars. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 15:30, 17:30 and 19:30 October 22, October 25-28; 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30 and 21:30 on October 23; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 on October 24. US $ 9.50, US $ 12.50. (310) 473-8530.

“In the interests of children”
Watch online a groundbreaking 1977 documentary by Frances Reed, Elizabeth Stevens and Katie Jutlin about the challenges faced by lesbian mothers and their children. Includes pre-recorded Q&A with Reid. UCLA Film & Television Archive virtual cinema. Only at 16:00, October 28. Is free; register at

Lost Highway
Director David Lynch subdues the conventions of film noir to his Lynchian will in this unfathomable 1997 exercise that heralds his 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Doctor. With Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette. 3 Los Feliz American Cinematheque, 1822, N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz. October 22 at 22:00 8, 13 dollars.

“Party of Mad Monsters”
Take Rudolph, Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus and more, replace them with Dracula, Frankenstein and other classic creatures, and here’s this 1967 time-lapse animated music game from the nostalgia factory that was Rankin / Bass Productions. With the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller. Presented in 35mm format. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 14:00 23 October. 10, 12 dollars; Advance purchase recommended.

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“Madonna: Truth or Dare”
SOS! presents the 30th anniversary of the outdoor showing of this 1991 intimate document, which features a physical girl on stage, backstage and elsewhere during her Blonde Ambition tour. The evening includes live DJs and fashion shows. Exposition Park, South Lawn, 500 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, 6 p.m. October 28. $ 25, $ 40.

“The Muppet Movie”
Recoil in horror as the felt puppets come to life and … oh wait, this is just a 1979 family musical comedy starring Kermit and Company plus a cavalcade of celebrity cameos. Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. 20:00, October 23. $ 30.

“The nightmare before christmas”
The Pumpkin King emerged from his pumpkin in this 1993 animated fantasy musical created from Tim Burton’s twisted mind. Presented in 3-D. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood. 21:55, 22-24 and 29-31 October. 12, 15 dollars.

A new 4K restoration of Andrzej uławski’s disturbing tale of 1981 about a married couple whose relationship takes a dark turn and then even darker. Isabelle Adjani and star Sam Neal. Various venues, session schedule and prices.,,

“Reanimator” and “From outside”
The double count combines Stuart Gordon’s 1985 horror comedy with a 1986 director’s horror tale, both based on the aforementioned Lovecraft’s stories, both starring Jeffrey Combs and both presented in 35mm format. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Downtown Los Angeles, 7:45 am and 10:00 pm on October 27. 19-28 dollars.

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