It’s the second most wonderful time of the year— the first being the two weeks of VIFF, of course, and the second being Hallowe’en! We’re here to help you celebrate with a great lineup of fun, spooky, and thrilling Hallowe’en themed films.
For the Family:
BOO! The Hallowe’en Movie ShowJoin us for BOO! The Hallowe’en Movie Show, a creepy collection of clips from classic horror and monster movies presented by film scholar Michael van den Bos. This event is fun for the whole family with a PG rating and tickets at only $7.50 for kids! Screening Sunday, October 22 at 3:45 p.m. perfectly placed between lunch, dinner, and possibly a nap, and again Monday, October 30 at 6:45 p.m. for those with a slightly later bedtime.
BONUS: Audience members who come to the October 30th screening dressed up as a movie character will get a free pair of VIFF Vancity Theatre ticket vouchers and a free bag of popcorn!
The Nutty ProfessorGet in a goofy and ghouly mood with the original Nutty Professor, a parody of the famous Jekyll and Hyde story. By day Julius Kelp is a nerdy chemistry professor but after concocting a magic potion, his night life takes a turn for the better when he emerges as the handsome lothario Buddy Love. Screening Monday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m. for those busy on the big day itself, and again Tuesday, October 31st at 4:30 p.m.
For the Fearless:
SuspiriaSuspiria is a nightmare on screen; a demented fairytale with just the right tone to get you ready for the scariest night of the year. Jessica Harper is an American dancer who transfers to a ballet school in Germany and quickly comes to realize the academy is a front for the occult. See it in a new 4k digital restoration before the Luca Guadagnino remake with Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton comes out next year. Screening Monday, October 30 at 8:50 p.m. and Tuesday, October 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Lucifer Rising: The Films of Kenneth AngerTake a trip through a terrifying collection by Kenneth Anger, occultist, Hollywood muckraker, and avant-garde icon with a screening of his short films Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Scorpio Rising, Invocation of My Demon Brother, and Lucifer Rising. Anger’s work is an intoxicating brew of pop, homoeroticism and satanic imagery that is said to have influenced the films of Scorsese, Van Sant, Lynch and Tarantino. Screening Tuesday, October 31 at 8:20 p.m.
Tickets to all of these films available here!