Tag: horror movie

Us (Jordan Peele, 2019)

Us is signature Peele a 1970s-inspired horror flick that wears its references on its sleeve, grapples with Big Ideas and crawls with genuinely creepy tension, lightened with dashes of well-earned humor. This is a family-horror melodrama that ponders huge philosophical questions about our existence and identity. But it doesn’t just pose conspiracy theories and ask what if? Us brings all those nightmares to life and visualizes the worst-case scenario.
–Katie Walsh,  Columbus Dispatch

As Hollywood continues to reveal the multitude of ways throughout the years it has held people back from its screen and seeing themselves represented, artists like Jordan Peele are creating complicated and entertaining films that allow audiences to do deep dives into their own lives, experiences and cultural histories to see how they participate in creating the current world that we all exist in.

The Downtown Independent is honored and excited to be able to support an artist like Peele and show his work that alternately provokes goose-bumps, hilarious laughter and intense reflection amongst the screams.
Bring a friend. See it a few times. Betcha can’t just watch it once!

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) – 4K restoration- May 16th

There are film restorations and then there are John Carpenter Film Restorations.

Most of Carpenter’s films have remained available to see in movie theaters over the years. But not The Fog (1980). Released two years after the world was rocked by the entrance of Halloween, Carpenter’s gory ghost story about ship wrecks, greed and vengeance became a big-screen rarity. Unable to be shown due to poor 35mm print quality, The Fog became one of Carpenter’s more precious theatrical titles.

Thankfully, StudioCanal and Rialto have done an excellent job on this 4K restoration and the Downtown Independent is beyond excited about being able to play this film in Los Angeles!


With a epically strong (and female-centered) cast that includes Scream Queen mother-and-daughter team Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis and Carpenter Classic Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog is also delightfully refreshing in its offering of strong and exciting women-in-horror characters, to say nothing of producer Debra Hill’s own work (par for the course in the Carpenter-scape).

Please join us for this exceptional 4K restoration made from the original camera negative, with color grading approved by the film’s cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

Must be seen to be believed!!!

 

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) – 4K restoration- May 15th

There are film restorations and then there are John Carpenter Film Restorations.

Most of Carpenter’s films have remained available to see in movie theaters over the years. But not The Fog (1980). Released two years after the world was rocked by the entrance of Halloween, Carpenter’s gory ghost story about ship wrecks, greed and vengeance became a big-screen rarity. Unable to be shown due to poor 35mm print quality, The Fog became one of Carpenter’s more precious theatrical titles.

Thankfully, StudioCanal and Rialto have done an excellent job on this 4K restoration and the Downtown Independent is beyond excited about being able to play this film in Los Angeles!


With a epically strong (and female-centered) cast that includes Scream Queen mother-and-daughter team Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis and Carpenter Classic Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog is also delightfully refreshing in its offering of strong and exciting women-in-horror characters, to say nothing of producer Debra Hill’s own work (par for the course in the Carpenter-scape).

Please join us for this exceptional 4K restoration made from the original camera negative, with color grading approved by the film’s cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

Must be seen to be believed!!!

 

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) – 4K restoration- May 14th

There are film restorations and then there are John Carpenter Film Restorations.

Most of Carpenter’s films have remained available to see in movie theaters over the years. But not The Fog (1980). Released two years after the world was rocked by the entrance of Halloween, Carpenter’s gory ghost story about ship wrecks, greed and vengeance became a big-screen rarity. Unable to be shown due to poor 35mm print quality, The Fog became one of Carpenter’s more precious theatrical titles.

Thankfully, StudioCanal and Rialto have done an excellent job on this 4K restoration and the Downtown Independent is beyond excited about being able to play this film in Los Angeles!


With a epically strong (and female-centered) cast that includes Scream Queen mother-and-daughter team Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis and Carpenter Classic Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog is also delightfully refreshing in its offering of strong and exciting women-in-horror characters, to say nothing of producer Debra Hill’s own work (par for the course in the Carpenter-scape).

Please join us for this exceptional 4K restoration made from the original camera negative, with color grading approved by the film’s cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

Must be seen to be believed!!!

 

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) – 4K restoration- May 13th

There are film restorations and then there are John Carpenter Film Restorations.

Most of Carpenter’s films have remained available to see in movie theaters over the years. But not The Fog (1980). Released two years after the world was rocked by the entrance of Halloween, Carpenter’s gory ghost story about ship wrecks, greed and vengeance became a big-screen rarity. Unable to be shown due to poor 35mm print quality, The Fog became one of Carpenter’s more precious theatrical titles.

Thankfully, StudioCanal and Rialto have done an excellent job on this 4K restoration and the Downtown Independent is beyond excited about being able to play this film in Los Angeles!


With a epically strong (and female-centered) cast that includes Scream Queen mother-and-daughter team Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis and Carpenter Classic Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog is also delightfully refreshing in its offering of strong and exciting women-in-horror characters, to say nothing of producer Debra Hill’s own work (par for the course in the Carpenter-scape).

Please join us for this exceptional 4K restoration made from the original camera negative, with color grading approved by the film’s cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

Must be seen to be believed!!!

 

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) – 4K restoration- May 12th

There are film restorations and then there are John Carpenter Film Restorations.

Most of Carpenter’s films have remained available to see in movie theaters over the years. But not The Fog (1980). Released two years after the world was rocked by the entrance of Halloween, Carpenter’s gory ghost story about ship wrecks, greed and vengeance became a big-screen rarity. Unable to be shown due to poor 35mm print quality, The Fog became one of Carpenter’s more precious theatrical titles.

Thankfully, StudioCanal and Rialto have done an excellent job on this 4K restoration and the Downtown Independent is beyond excited about being able to play this film in Los Angeles!


With a epically strong (and female-centered) cast that includes Scream Queen mother-and-daughter team Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis and Carpenter Classic Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog is also delightfully refreshing in its offering of strong and exciting women-in-horror characters, to say nothing of producer Debra Hill’s own work (par for the course in the Carpenter-scape).

Please join us for this exceptional 4K restoration made from the original camera negative, with color grading approved by the film’s cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

Must be seen to be believed!!!

 

HAUS Film Festival, Season II – May 11th

HAUS Film Festival is back with Movies, Music, and Mayhem! This year’s films include Mike McCutchen’s “The Next Kill”; an animated Grindhouse inspired thriller.

Also, “VHS Violence”; a found footage anthology of stalkers and slayers. More films TBA.

HAUS Festival also features live music, including the terrifying Luna 13, and dance groups like Nuclear Bombshells Burlesque. Party with award winning filmmakers, fans, sideshow freaks, and flow performers at our beer and wine bar! Help us celebrate independent film!