Tag: horror movie

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!

The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) – 4K restoration- May 10th

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!!!

 

House of Wax (Andre de Toth, 1953) in 3-D!!! – March 24th

HOUSE OF WAX (1953)

Vincent Price stars as a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays.

The movie that launched Vincent Price’s career as a horror film star was first released by in April of 1953. House of Wax features a strong cast headed which included Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy, Paul Picerni, Carolyn Jones, and a young Charles Bronson (credited as Charles Buchinsky) as the mute assistant, Igor.

The picture was the first color 3-D movie produced by a major studio (Columbia’s b/w 3-D feature, Man in the Dark, beat it into theaters by two days). The director, Andre de Toth, only had one eye, and was unable to see his movie in 3-D!

3-D historian Lawrence Kaufman will join us after the show to for a discussion about Andre de Toth’s career. Read Kaufman’s article about the director HERE

See it as it was originally filmed, in 3-D on the big screen!

$10 for 3-D SPACE Sustaining Patrons and current LA 3-D Club members

$15 for non-members
GET TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE

House of Wax (Andre de Toth, 1953) in 3-D – March 24th

HOUSE OF WAX (1953)

Vincent Price stars as a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays.

The movie that launched Vincent Price’s career as a horror film star was first released by in April of 1953. House of Wax features a strong cast headed which included Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy, Paul Picerni, Carolyn Jones, and a young Charles Bronson (credited as Charles Buchinsky) as the mute assistant, Igor.

The picture was the first color 3-D movie produced by a major studio (Columbia’s b/w 3-D feature, Man in the Dark, beat it into theaters by two days). The director, Andre de Toth, only had one eye, and was unable to see his movie in 3-D!

3-D historian Lawrence Kaufman will join us after the show to for a discussion about Andre de Toth’s career. Read Kaufman’s article about the director HERE

See it as it was originally filmed, in 3-D on the big screen!

$10 for 3-D SPACE Sustaining Patrons and current LA 3-D Club members

$15 for non-members
GET TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE