What better way to spend the infamous Friday the 13th than watching a variety of classic horror movies?
The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is holding the Friday the 13th Film Fest on, yes, this Friday. It will be sure to satisfy any horror junkie’s craving and scare the socks off those who are still afraid of the dark. So get out that holy water, put on those trusty Depends, and get ready for a world class spookin’.
Here is what is playing:
The Palm Theatre will show the 1920 silent film version of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
John Barrymore stars as both Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Henry Hyde. Dr. Jekyll finds a way to unleash two separate personalities in one person, but when he does it to himself it turns into a battle of good vs. evil.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tickets are all $10.
From 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., The Underground (next to Woodstock’s Pizza) will show two movies for all ages.
The 1953 short comedy “Spooks” will start it off. The movie stars the loveable and laughable Three Stooges who play private detectives working to find a missing girl held captive in a mad scientist’s mansion.
Next up is “Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein.” This 1948 classic is considered by many to be the best horror comedy ever. Bud and Lou play two unfortunate freight handlers who one night get a monster size shipment. Soon enough Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, and The Wolfman are running rampant in London.
The Underground will have two more separate screenings from 9 to 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Starting at 9 p.m. will be the 2005 Australian short comedy “The People,” which was featured at the 2006 SLO International Film Festival.
The 1968 version of “Night of the Living Dead” plays next. A group of people take shelter in a farmhouse while bloodthirsty zombies try to make them a tasty snack. This cult classic made a niche for low-budget horror films and started the zombie movie craze.
Playing at 11:30 p.m. is “Zombie-American” starring Ed Helms of “The Daily Show.” Director Nick Poppy tries to show that zombies have feelings too. Helms plays Glen, a zombie who enjoys playing basketball and doing crossword puzzles, and is also on the lookout for a girlfriend.
Finishing up the night will be “Evil Dead II.” This 1987 horror/comedy will make you laugh out loud and gag with disgust. Bruce Campbell plays Ash, the only survivor from the first “Evil Dead,” who once again must battle the evil soul- possessing demons.
Tickets for each screening are available at the door, first come first serve. Funds will be donated to the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.
All other screenings start at $10. Members of SLOIFF pay $8, and students/children pay $7.