Alibi Midnight Movie

Flesh For Frankenstein - as part of our ANDY WARHOL Halloween!

Oct 27
Friday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Morrissey - 1973 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

Paul Morrisey's 1973 trash-art classic is a beautifully filmed and elegantly turned out psychodrama that is in equal parts, horror film and satire.  This re-evaluating horror tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges stars the inimitable Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro and Monique Van Vooren.

“A riot. Even its closing tableau is socially transcendent and transgressive.” - Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com

“Disgusting? Yes. Obscene? Oh, certainly. Likely to deprave and corrupt? Paul Morrissey absolutely hopes so. And above all else, wildly funny.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy

“The film's gross-out climax has the mad-scientist Baron (Udo Kier) screwing his undead Bride on a gurney, then ravaging Marlon Brando with a spot-on parody of Last Tango.” - Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

"To say that the film is for specialized tastes understates the case. It's simply a gloriously decadent, degenerate joke that you either get, or you don’t.” - Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Blood for Dracula - as part of our ANDY WARHOL Halloween!

Oct 28
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Paul Morrissey - 1974 - 90m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

The 1974 trash art classic!  Starring once again Joe Dallesandro & Udo Kier, it's Paul Morrissey's brash mixture of humor, horror and sex is a bitingly funny satire of modern values--and a revelation to fans of the horror film. In "Blood for Dracula," the infamous count searches Italy for "pure" blood.

“One of the two schlocky horror comedies Paul Morrissey made in Italy in 1974... Blood for Dracula is the sexier and funnier.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“Often startlingly beautiful to look at.” - Time Out

“Stylishly directed, atmospheric, funny, and intense enough to please gorehounds--especially at the climax.” - TV Guide

“Outrageous, hilarious and shocking, this is trash art at its very best.” - Ben Cobb, Film4

“Desperate for virgin blood, [Udo] Kier's wan, fussy vampire strategically heads to Catholic Italy, but the food sucks ("They put so much oil here on everything!" - Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Blade of the Immortal - Takashi Miike's incredible 100th feature!

Nov 10 to Nov 11
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Takashi Miike - 2017 - 140m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine...

“The 100th feature by genre master Takashi Miike transcends conventions of Japanese swordplay films with both fantasy and graphic violence.” - Maggie Lee, Variety

“One of Takashi Miike's most lethal works.” - indieWire

“Further proof that of all the genres he dabbles in, samurai cinema is the one that brings out the grandest entertainer in Miike. Here's to 100 more.” - A.A. Dowd, AV Club

“It's gruelling, yet strangely refreshing.” - Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk

“A NON-STOP SYMPHONY OF MURDER AND STEEL FILLED WITH UNBELIEVABLE WEAPONS, GRUESOME AMPUTATIONS, RIVERS OF BLOOD, AND CHARISMATIC WARRIORS.” - I09

“PURE SAMURAI VIOLENCE AT ITS FINEST.” - DREAD CENTRAL

“ONE OF THE FINEST ACTION FILMS OF THE DECADE.” - CINAPSE

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Fate/ stay night [Heaven's Feel]

Nov 24 to Nov 25
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tomonori Sudo - 2017 - 120m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - ALL SEATS $15

“IF I BECAME A BAD PERSON, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO FORGIVE ME?”

This is the story of an omnipotent container able to grant the wish of anyone who claims it—the Holy Grail.  The third route of the visual novel game, Fate/stay night, Heaven’s Feel, also known as the Sakura Route, will be brought to the big screen at last.  Seen through the eyes of Sakura Matou, who’s in love with the hero, Shirou, this tale will close in on the truth about the Holy Grail War.  It is the saga following Fate (a.k.a. the Saber Route), depicting the wish of Saber, the Servant summoned by Shirou, and Unlimited Blade Works (a.k.a. the Rin Route), which, through the battles fought by the magus Rin Tohsaka, depicted the path taken by the hero, Shirou Emiya.

The boy wished to protect the girl. That was his thought.  10 years after the Holy Grail War—a battle waged by Masters and Servants over the wish-granting container, the Holy Grail—another war breaks out in Fuyuki City. Shirou Emi —the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya, a participant of the previous Holy Grail War—resolves to fight, carrying out Kiritsugu’s dying wish.  

There’s a young girl by Shirou’s side who’s in love with him—Sakura Matou. Every morning, she goes to Shirou’s house to make breakfast and dinner for him, bringing kindness into the life of a boy utterly alone in the world.

But once the Holy Grail War starts, there’s a change in the air in Fuyuki City.  Murders abound across the city, and the atmosphere grows ominous.

Shirou decides to shelter Sakura in his home.  Along with Saber, the Servant he summons, Shirou allies himself with the magus Rin Tohsaka and takes part in the Holy Grail War.

But the battle starts to go awry as secret maneuvers by unseen forces are put into play.

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Ichi The Killer - the Takashi Miike notorious 2003 stunner!

Dec 1 to Dec 2
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Takashi Miike - 2003 - 129m - Japan - In Japanese & Cantonese with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

Known as an auteur of the extreme, Miike took the ultra-violent gangster film to new heights with the visceral, bloody, and often hilarious Ichi the Killer, which has since endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades. Based on the manga Ichin the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto, the film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori).

“Hurts so bad, but feels so good.”Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“A film of considerable depth, intelligence and accomplishment that marks a new high point of maturity and consistency in its author's work.” - Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film

Let's start with the fact that we were handed out Ichi barf bags before the film started. Always a good sign.” - Jason Gorber, Film Scouts

“For those with an appreciation for weirdness, this is an extremist on form.” - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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Better Watch Out

Dec 15 to Dec 16
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Peckover - 2017 - 85m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

“A silly-to-serious film that's sure to enter the canon of Christmas movies for people who prefer a bit of arsenic laced into Santa's cookies.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“If you want to gift yourself a holiday film that decks the halls with blood, this is one to put under the tree.” - Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly

“A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“It's scary and fun, if your idea of fun involves occasional gore and torture, things like that. Plus: Christmas decorations!” - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

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