|The 8th Annual Festival of
Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction
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This series also takes place at the Egyptian Theatre!
Join us for more of what you love best new and vintage
classic and cult fantastic films, kicking off at the Egyptian
with a Sneak Preview of Larry Bishops phantasmagorical biker pic HELL RIDE
(produced and edited by Quentin Tarantino) and including, the Pang Brothers newest, RE-CYCLE,
the U.S. Premiere of the new animated STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and the World
Premiere of Norman Englands documentary, BRINGING GODZILLA DOWN TO SIZE.
Plus, more British horror classics from the Golden Age, including JACK THE RIPPER, A
STUDY IN TERROR, THE TELL-TALE HEART, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, brand new prints of Hammer
Studios Christopher Lee adventure pix THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES, THE PIRATES OF BLOOD
RIVER and TERROR OF THE TONGS, a new print of Hammers hardboiled wartime
atrocity opus THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND, plus a Peter Cushing sci-fi triple feature
of THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN OF THE HIMALAYAS, ISLAND OF TERROR and ISLAND
OF THE BURNING DAMNED, classic American sci-fi/horror IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA and
EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (both with Ray Harryhausens SFX), KRONOS, CURSE
OF THE FACELESS MAN, DEMENTIA 13, FRANKENSTEINS DAUGHTER, ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS,
MUTINY IN OUTER SPACE, Italian horror THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA, a Pre-Code
Hollywood horror double bill of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS and KONGO, an Egyptian
Theatre 85th Anniversary double feature of ALIEN and ALIENS (both
of which premiered at the Egyptian), a whole evening of sci-fi shorts and more! Keep an
eye out for our must-see sidebars at the Aero
with a LORD OF THE RINGS marathon, a Tribute to Stan Winston (including ALIENS,
PUMPKINHEAD and PREDATOR 1 and 2) and a cozy Post-Apocalyptic weekend featuring
DAMNATION ALLEY, A BOY AND HIS DOG, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE OMEGA MAN and more! Each night there will be a drawing for prizes courtesy of
Warner Bros. and Every Picture Tells A Story.
Saturday, August 2 5:00 PM
Fantasy, Horror & Sci-Fi Series --
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE
FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, 2001, Warner Bros., 208 min. Dir. Peter Jackson.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS,
2002, Warner Bros., 223 min. Dir. Peter Jackson.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF
THE KING, 2003, Warner Bros., 251 min. Dir. Peter Jackson.
Director Peter Jackson and a brilliantly talented cast and
crew have brought to cinematic life J.R.R. Tolkiens epic adventure of good against
evil. The future of civilization rests on the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost
for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. Fate has placed it
in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the
Ring and undertakes a heroic quest through Middle Earth revealing how, through courage,
commitment, and determination, even the smallest of us can change the world. With Viggo
Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen. The
Extended version will be shown. Illustrator artist Greg Hildebrandt - who
became internationally known for the original STAR WARS movie poster and beautiful J.R.R.
Tolkien LORD OF THE RINGS artwork - will introduce the marathon. Discover the Hilderbrandt
brothers work at Every Picture Tells a Story. Special price for this event: All
admissions - $3.00. More on this
THE 8TH ANNUAL FEST OF FANTASY, HORROR AND SCI-FI A
TRIBUTE TO STAN WINSTON
August 15 16 at the Aero Theatre
Few visual effects artists have influenced the American cinema as
much as the late Stan Winston, who, before his death this summer at the age of 62,
worked on the TERMINATOR films, JURASSIC PARK, and countless other special effects
landmarks. The American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre pays tribute to an American
master with a selection of his most popular films, including ALIENS and
Winstons directorial debut, PUMPKINHEAD.
Friday, August 15 - 7:30 PM
ALIENS, 1986, 20th Century Fox, 137 min.
Seven years after Ridley Scotts original ALIEN, James Cameron directed this
sinister, explosive WWII-movie-in-space, about a platoon of U.S. Marines stranded on
planet LV-426. Sigourney Weavers Ripley is darker and richer here
haunted by alien nightmares, confronting her deepest fears. Special effects by Stan
Winston. With Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser. More on
PUMPKINHEAD, 1988, MGM Repertory,
86 min. Effects wizard Stan Winston made his directorial debut with this macabre
modern folk tale. Lance Henriksen stars as a grief-stricken father who goes to an
old witch in the swamp to bring forth a demon from hell to wreak vengeance on teen
dirtbike riders who accidentally ran down and killed his tiny son. More on this film.
Saturday, August 16 7:30 PM
PREDATOR, 1987, 20th Century Fox, 107
min. ALIEN meets RAMBO when an elite military squad heads into the jungle only to be
confronted by an unstoppable extraterrestrial killer. Director John McTiernan shows
signs of the expert action technique he would later refine in DIE HARD, while Arnold
Schwarzenegger provides rooting interest as the tough-as-nails hero. More great
special effects from Stan Winston. More
on this film.
PREDATOR 2, 1990, 20th Century Fox,
108 min. Director Stephen Hopkins takes the PREDATOR mythology from the jungle to
urban Los Angeles, where cop Danny Glover discovers that something far more
dangerous than Colombian street gangs lurks in his city. Bill Paxton and Gary
Busey provide solid character actor support in this unusually distinctive sequel.
Co-presented by Fallout® 3
Sponsored by Bethesda Softworks and Geek Monthly Magazine
August 22 - 23 at the Aero Theatre
It's the end of the world as we know it, but you'll feel fine at a
weekend of two explosive, apocalyptic triple features. From cult classics like DAMNATION
ALLEY and A BOY AND HIS DOG to two pre-Will Smith adaptations of I Am Legend,
there's something here for everyone who enjoys the spectacle of humanity self-destructing.
Giveaways and surprise guests will accompany all three programs, which also include
visionary masterworks by Ralph Bakshi and Terry Gilliam.
Friday, August 22 - 7:30 PM
Triple Feature and special treats!
1977, 20th Century Fox, 82 min. Dir. Ralph Bakshi. An animated post-apocalyptic
vision like none before, where twin wizards the wicked Blackwolf and the
good-hearted Avatar battle for rule over an epic fantasy wasteland.
DAMNATION ALLEY, 1977, 20th
Century Fox, 91 min. Dir. Jack Smight. After World War III, George Peppard
leads a ragged group of survivors (including Jan Michael Vincent, Dominique Sanda
and Paul Winfield) on a journey to the last civilized spot in America -- Albany,
N.Y.! Part road movie, part apocalyptic action flick, this is one of the most enjoyable --
and hard-to-see -- sci-fi films of the 1970s.
A BOY AND HIS DOG, 1975, 91
min. Jason Robards and a young Don Johnson star in this cult classic, an
adaptation of Harlan Ellisons short story about the survivors of a nuclear
holocaust. Slyly satiric, the film was directed by character actor (and Peckinpah
favorite) L.Q. Jones. Special guests, giveaways and
free popcorn & soda. Check our website for more details. More on this film.
Saturday, August 23 - 7:30 PM
Triple Feature and Special Treats!
LAST MAN ON EARTH, 1964, MGM
Repertory, 86 min. Dir. Sidney Salkow (co-dir. Ubaldo Ragona, uncredited).
Terrifying adaptation of Richard Mathesons landmark sci-fi horror novel, I Am
Legend, with Vincent Price as the lone survivor of a vampire plague that has
left the world population a shambling, nocturnal undead race thirsty for immune
Prices blood. Full of starkly surreal, nightmare images, this is an underrated gem. View Trailer
THE OMEGA MAN, 1971, Warner
Bros., 98 min. Dir. Boris Sagal. Whiskey-drinking, WOODSTOCK-watching scientist Charlton
Heston faces the possible extinction of mankind, while bug-eyed Anthony Zerbe
and his legions of soul-brother vampires prowl the night, in this whacked-out adaptation
of Richard Mathesons classic novel I Am Legend. Here, Heston remade himself
as an über-cool 1970s action star, cruising the plague-ridden streets of L.A. in a
convertible Mustang. View
12 MONKEYS, 1995, Universal, 129
min. Dir. Terry Gilliam. Chris Markers LA JETEE serves as the inspiration for
this haunting and beautiful sci-fi film. Bruce Willis is a time traveler trying to
save mankind from a global epidemic; unfortunately, upon arriving in 1990s Philadelphia
hes immediately incarcerated as a madman and imprisoned alongside a particularly
loony Brad Pitt. Special guests, giveaways and free
popcorn & soda. Check our website for more details. View Trailer.