Alibi Midnight Movie
Witching and Bitching
Sep 12 to Sep 13
Friday and Saturday 10pm ONLY!
Dir. Álex de la Iglesia - 2014 - 115m - Spain/France - In Spanish with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation!
When a bank heist in the city doesn’t all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. More colorful characters begin to enter the picture, including a pair of hapless cops hot on the trail, a defecting vixen witch and José’s controlling ex-wife, and the situation spirals further out of control, heading towards a jaw-dropping climax. From its opening moments involving a shootout between a series of street performers in costume (including Minnie Mouse, the Invisible Man and Jesus), it’s clear that director Alex de la Iglesia is in top form here. Capturing all the wit of his previous films, but employing a much more streamlined energy, he serves up the laughs, action and thrills in spades. Creative effects and frenetic, tongue-in-cheek jokes make for a visual inventive comedy with plenty of scares and surprises along the way. So grab your iron dentures and sharpened utensils. Dinner is served.
"A swift, dark and nasty horror comedy that occasionally dances into territory deemed taboo by American filmmakers." - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
BRAZIL - the original 1986 director's cut
Sep 19 to Sep 20
Friday and Saturday 10:15 pm
Dir. Terry Gilliam - 1986 - 131m - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 47!
On 35mm Film!
In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler.
"Terry Gilliam's ferociously creative black comedy is filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention -- every shot carries a charge of surprise and delight." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A superb example of the power of comedy to underscore serious ideas, even solemn ones." - Janet Maslin, New York Times
Oct 3 to Oct 4
Friday and Saturday 10:15pm ONLY!
Dir. Leigh Janiak - 2014 - 88m - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students
Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Treadaway (CONTROL) and Leslie (HBO’s GAME OF THRONES) give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths. With romance slowing giving way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller.
“VERY, VERY SCARY. It plunges the audience face first into the realm of terror” – Ryland Aldrich, Twitch
“CLASSIC AND CLEVER. Wonderfully confident, truly unsettling.” Ryan Turek, Shock Till You Drop
“CREEPY AS HELL. The great joy of the film is watching how it blossoms from a tale of a somewhat difficult relationship into something altogether… otherworldly.” – Drew Taylor, The Playlist
“CHILLING” – Sam Zimmerman, Fangoria
“Told with efficiency and a level of intimacy that’s genuinely unsettling at times.” Drew Tinnin, Dread Central
“Entrenched in exquisite paranoia.” – William Bibbiani, Crave Online
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead
Oct 31 to Nov 1
Friday and Saturday 10:15pm
Dir. Tommy Wirkola - 2014 - 100m - Norway/Iceland - in Norwegian and English with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 47
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.
Picking up immediately where the original left off, Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead wastes no time getting right to the gore-filled action, leaving a bloody trail of intestines in its wake. Director Tommy Wirkola returns to the helm with a vengeance, coming up with more inventive ways to maim and dismember than you ever thought possible. Combining wry humor with horrific worst-case scenarios, this follow-up to the 2009 Midnight classic is sure to shock the weak-of-heart and delight even the most hard-core fans of the horror genre. Colonel Herzog is back, and he is not to be f&*ked with.
"Bigger, brasher, bloodier, and with more bowels, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is a blast." - Brian Tallerico, Film Threat