Halloween comes a little early this year as the beginning of October is filled with Halloween spirit. In partnership with O Cinema, Flaming Classics is screening the perennial Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus on October 13th and 14th, because we all know there’s nothing like a classic Disney film with a drag show chaser. Several of us will be joining the FIU contingent for the showing on the 14th at 1pm. Later this month on the 20th O Cinema presents their 7th annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Costumes are welcome and O Cinema encourages you to make this viewing as interactive as possible, so don’t be afraid to sing along.
On October 4th, Michael Myers comes home with Halloween as Popcorn Frights kicks off their wicked weekend with screenings of John Carpenter classics. On the 5th they take us on a ride with Christine, celebrating its 35th anniversary. This cult classic tells the tale of two kindred spirits with a taste for murder and rock and roll. On the 6th and 7th they will be showing The Thing and They Live. This horror filled weekend by Popcorn Frights will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit.
The Coral Gables Art Cinema, not one to be left out, has an October 13th screening of 28 Days Later. The 2002 post-apocalyptic British Horror film is credited with reviving the zombie genre in horror films. On the 20th, as Halloween comes even closer, they have a screening of the 1977 original version of The Hills Have Eyes. If your camper ever breaks down in the desert, beware of cannibals and their appetites for more than just human flesh. On October 27th the cinema hits us with Suspiria, the 1977 film directed by Dario Argento that follows a ballet student as her new school turns into a garish nightmare. The Coral Gables Art Cinema invites you to revisit this classic before the remake directed by Luca Guadagino (Call Me By Your Name) is released.
Khadijah Brown is an English Major at FIU pursing a Certificate in Film studies.