Alibi Midnight Movie

The Babadook

Dec 19 to Dec 20
Friday & Saturday 2pm, 10:30pm

Dir. Jennifer Kent - 2014 - 94m - Australia - No Matinees

Director of THE EXORCIST, William Friedkin, said this was the scariest movie he's ever seen!

AN ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS & DARK MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL CO-PRESENTATION!  DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF LOBO COMICS AND ANIME AT THE 10:30PM SCREENINGS!

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.  When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.  But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

"An expertingly unsettling horror film!" - Time Out, New York

"One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years - with awards-quality lead work from Essie Davis, and a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade." - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

"Manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished." - Scott Foundas, Variety

"What's been delivered here is a potent brew of psychological terror mixed with a genuinely spooky story, making The Babadook easily the best horror movie of recent years." - George Byrne, Irish Independent

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Halloween - The Original 1978 Fright !

Dec 26 to Dec 27
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. John Carpenter - 1978 - 91m - An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Event - $8 General / $6 Students with ids - Door Prizes courtesy of Bubonicon 47

HALLOWEEN RIGHT AFTER X-MAS?  Why, yes, it's an "Out of Season Greetings!"

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY!

As pure and undiluted as its title. In the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, a teenage baby sitter tries to survive a Halloween night of relentless terror, during which a knife-wielding maniac goes after the town's hormonally charged youths. Director John Carpenter takes this simple situation and orchestrates a superbly mounted symphony of horrors. It's a movie much scarier for its dark spaces and ominous camera movements than for its explicit bloodletting (which is actually minimal). Composed by Carpenter himself, the movie's freaky music sets the tone; and his script (cowritten with Debra Hill) is laced with references to other horror pictures, especially Psycho. The baby sitter is played by Jamie Lee Curtis, the real-life daughter of Psycho victim Janet Leigh; and the obsessed policeman played by Donald Pleasence is named Sam Loomis, after John Gavin's character in Psycho. In the end, though, Halloween stands on its own as an uncannily frightening experience--it's one of those movies that had audiences literally jumping out of their seats and shouting at the screen. ("No! Don't drop that knife!") Produced on a low budget, the picture turned a monster profit, and spawned many sequels, few of which even come close to the level of the 1978 original!

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Terminator - the original 1984 sci fi classic

Jan 9 to Jan 10
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. James Cameron - 1984 - 108m - An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Event - $8 General / $6 Students with ids

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn in the original slam-bang sci-fi cult classic!

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

"As a souvenir of a kind of B-grade action cinema that has all but vanished, The Terminator should find a small place in the heart of every movie addict." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"The Terminator is a blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuoso moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances and a compelling story." - Variety Staff

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[Rec] 4: Apocalypse

Jan 23 to Jan 24
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Jaume Balaguero - 2014 - 96m - Spain - In Spanish with English subtitles - An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Event - $8 General / $6 Students with ids

Several hours have passed since the terrible events that ravaged the old building in Barcelona. After the chaos of the first few moments, the army decided to intervene and an elite group of soldiers infiltrated the building in order to plant detonators and put an end to this nightmare once and for all.

The mission is a success; quick and precise. Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman just hours before, manages to make it out alive. But what they don’t know is that she hasn’t made it out of the building alone; within her she carries the seed of the strange infection.

She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days.

A perfect location for the virus to be reborn in all its splendour. It will take on new and even more deadly forms, setting the scene for horrors we could only have imagined, before finally revealing its true nature.

The apocalypse has just begun…

“Offers plenty of gory horror fun. This fourquel brings the series back to basics and should remind fans why they fell in love in the first place.” – Phil Brown, Fangoria

“An adrenaline-driven roller-coaster ride.” – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

“Fast paced and entertaining.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Immensely entertaining. I loved it.” – Nia Edwards-Behi, Brutal As Hell

“Entertaining. A generous amount of bloody zombie action that will surely please the fans.” – Guillem Rosset, Twitch

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Why Don't You Play In Hell?

Feb 6 to Feb 7
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Sion Sono - 2013 - 126m - Japan - In Japanese with English Subtitles - An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Event - $8 General / $6 Students with ids

Based on a screenplay he wrote nearly fifteen years ago, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is among Sono’s very best work, as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the previous century of Japanese cinema. This is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision completely unleashed.

There's a war going on, but that won't stop the inexperienced but eager wannabe film crew The Fuck Bombers from following their dreams of making the ultimate action epic. Ten years ago, yakuza mid-boss Ikegami led an assault against rival don Muto. Now, on the eve of his revenge, all Muto wants to do is complete his masterpiece, a feature film with his daughter in the starring role, before his wife is released from prison. And The Fuck Bombers are standing by with the chance of a lifetime: to film a real, live yakuza battle to the death... on 35mm!

Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, Why Don't You Play In Hell? is a Tarantino-esque ode to the yakuza films of yore, and features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.

"From sudden zooms and abrupt freeze frames to lengthy tracking shots, slow-motion, and CG-enhanced fantasy interludes, Why Don't You Play In Hell? boasts an aesthetic insanity to match its uninhibited narrative." - Nick Schager, AV Club

"A deliriously gaudy celebration of the decline of everything (including Japanese cinema, film as a medium, and any notion of good taste), it plays like the improbable bastard offspring of Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Kill Bill (2003)" - Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound

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