Updated: Sep 23
We're thrilled to announce the batch of films featured in our next installment of the annual Beacon HorrorShow, where we showcase a variety of awesome flicks from everybody's favorite October genre. And it's all happening at our new totally radical space, Story Screen Drive-In. Need more info? Check out our video below (which we had a blast creating for y'all) and then check out our detailed schedule below, with additional info on each film, as well as links to our ticketing site.
Stay Spooky, Fam.
WEEK 1: OCTOBER 1st - 4th
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Oct 1st - 4th
When a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford, Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.
PG-13 ‧ 1991 ‧ Comedy/Family ‧ 1h 50m
EVIL DEAD 2
Oct 2nd - 4th
The second of three films in the Evil Dead series is part horror, part comedy, with Ash Williams once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash's girlfriend Linda becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash soon discovers there is no escaping the woods.
R ‧ 1987 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 24m
One Night Only: Oct 1st
In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with deadly fire.
R ‧ 2018 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 2h 1m
WEEK 2: OCTOBER 8th - 11th
Oct 8th - 11th
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
R ‧ 2017 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 44m
Oct 9th - 11th
Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle befriends Anne-Marie McCoy while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago's Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman, a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman's description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.
R ‧ 1992 ‧ Horror/Slasher ‧ 1h 41m
One Night Only: Oct 8th
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
R ‧ 2018 ‧ Horror/Drama ‧ 2h 7m
WEEK 3: OCTOBER 15th - 18th
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Oct 15th - 18th
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
PG ‧ 1993 ‧ Animation/Fantasy ‧ 1h 16m
FRIDAY THE 13th PART IV:
THE FINAL CHAPTER
Oct 16th - 18th
A carefree lakeside vacation is interrupted by the re-emergence of killer Jason Voorhees. After he escapes from a morgue, leaving bodies in his wake, Jason travels to Camp Crystal Lake where a group of friends is staying. The teens meet some locals: Tommy and Trish, as well as secretive hiker Rob. As the group of teenagers engages in drunken debauchery, their numbers begin to dwindle, and pieces of the past resurface.
R ‧ 1984 ‧ Horror/Slasher ‧ 1h 37m
One Night Only: Oct 15th
A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
R ‧ 2019 ‧ Horror/Drama ‧ 2h 18m
WEEK 4: OCTOBER 22nd - 25th
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
Oct 22nd - 25th
When five college friends arrive at a remote forest cabin for a little vacation, little do they expect the horrors that await them. One by one, the youths fall victim to backwoods zombies, but there is another factor at play. Two scientists are manipulating the ghoulish goings-on, but even as the body count rises, there is yet more at work than meets the eye.
R ‧ 2011 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 35m
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Oct 23rd - 25th
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students who've traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
R ‧ 1999 ‧ Horror/Indie film ‧ 1h 45m
One Night Only: Oct 22nd
A string of mysterious deaths leads a teenager to become suspicious of a soldier who showed up on her family's doorstep and claimed to be a friend of her dead brother.
R ‧ 2014 ‧ Thriller/Mystery ‧ 1h 40m
WEEK 5: OCTOBER 29th - NOVEMBER 1st
Oct 29th - Nov 1st
After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes and teen daughter Lydia buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
PG ‧ 1988 ‧ Comedy/Horror ‧ 1h 33m
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3:
Oct 30th - Nov 1st
During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger. Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens. One of the doctors there is Nancy Thompson, who had battled Freddy some years before. Nancy senses a potential in Kristen to rid the world of Freddy once and for all.
R ‧ 1987 ‧ Horror/Slasher ‧ 1h 36m
TRICK 'R TREAT
One Night Only: Oct 29th
Interwoven stories demonstrate that some traditions are best not forgotten as the residents of a small town face real ghosts and goblins on Halloween. Tales of terror reveal the consequences of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight and a grumpy hermit's encounter with a sinister trick-or-treater.
R ‧ 2007 ‧ Horror/Thriller ‧ 1h 40m