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October 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Scary Movie Week: Where to see a scary movie this weekend

Looks like a soggy Halloween night in these parts — but it’s always dry in a movie theater. Here are a few scary options for the weekend. Boo!

  • Lots of scares from SIFF: “Ghostbusters” (say it with me: “Who you gonna call?”) plays all weekend, as does the National Theatre Live production of “Frankenstein,” directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Both are at the Uptown. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” does the Time Warp at the Egyptian at midnight Halloween night, and some sci-fi horror (“Alien,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”) lights up the screen earlier in the evening. Information on all SIFF programming: siff.net.
  • “All Monsters Attack!” month concludes at the Grand Illusion on Halloween night, with “Little Shop of Horrors” and the anthology film “ABCs of Death 2.” Information at grandillusioncinema.org.
  • Central Cinema presents a weekend of monsters, bloodsuckers and ghouls — with a break for the Seahawks on Sunday. Find out more at central-cinema.com.
  • Northwest Film Forum gets into the gothic Halloween spirit with “The Crow” (celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) playing through the weekend, along with a documentary that sounds Halloween-appropriate: “The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga” (Saturday only). Information at nwfilmforum.org.
  • Or just stay home and watch “Psycho” again.” (Spoiler alert for the clip below, but really, is there anyone out there who hasn’t seen “Psycho”?) Or “The Silence of the Lambs” (which, for the record, my hairdresser Valerie said was her favorite scary movie.) Or “Rosemary’s Baby.” Or “The Haunting.” Or whatever scares you. Happy Halloween, everyone!

 

 

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