Updated: Mar 30
The Beacon HorrorShow has always prided itself on giving the very best and coolest screenings of some of the gnarliest and entertaining horror flicks out there! We also love a good free screening here and there to tantalize those with a strong will but weak wallets. So, without further ado, join us for one of these awesome horror classics at our limited free screenings throughout the rest of October at Story Screen Beacon Theater.
Oct 16th/6:30pm - Alice, Sweet Alice
Favorite daughter Karen (Brooke Shields) is viciously strangled and set afire in church on the day of her First Communion, and suspicion falls on her jealous and emotionally unstable sister, Alice (Paula E. Sheppard). When the girls' aunt, Annie (Jane Lowry), is later stabbed on an apartment complex stairway, Alice is sent away. But the attacks continue, prompting priest Father Tom (Rudolph Willrich) and Alice's dad, Dominick (Niles McMaster), to go in search of the real killer.
R - 1976 ‧ Mystery/Slasher ‧ 1h 48m
Oct 22nd/7pm - The Driller Killer
An artist is driven to insanity while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings and look after his female roommates. He takes to the New York streets at night and kills homeless people at random with his drill.
1979 ‧ Drama/Mystery ‧ 1h 41m
Oct 27/7pm - Dementia 13
After John Haloran (Peter Read) dies, his wife, Louise (Luana Anders), fears that she will be denied his inheritance. Fabricating a story about John traveling to the United States, she joins the rest of the Haloran family at their Irish estate as they hold a memorial for John's sister, who died in a lake eight years ago. Louise schemes to convince Lady Haloran (Eithne Dunne) that she can speak with the dead child. However, this plan is interrupted by an axe murderer loose on the estate.
1963 ‧ Slasher/Indie film ‧ 1h 20m
Oct 28th/7pm - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
At a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true -- making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him?
1920 ‧ Mystery/Thriller ‧ 1h 20m
Oct 30th/7pm - A Bucket of Blood
Nerdy Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn't fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla (Barboura Morris), by making a bust of her. When his klutziness results in the death of his landlady's cat, he panics and hides its body under a layer of plaster. But when Carla and her friends enthuse over the resulting artwork, Walter decides to create some bigger and more elaborate pieces using the same artistic process.
1959 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 6m
Oct 31st/8pm - Night of the Living Dead
The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head.
1968 ‧ Drama/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 37m