From the press release:
THE ART THEATER TO PRESENT THE FIFTH ANNUAL “SHOCTOBER” SERIES
Horror-themed programming throughout the month of October, featuring
“scream queen” Linnea Quigley, All-Nite Horror Marathon, & more.
CHAMPAIGN, IL — This October, the Art Theater presents the fifth edition of
the widely popular SHOCKTOBER program, featuring 14 films to keep you
up at night!
Since 2013, the Art Theater has taken the month of October and transformed it into the most macabre, mangled, malicious month of the year. Our celebration of horror filmmaking celebrates its 5th anniversary with our biggest program yet, an opening night guest star (scream queen Linnea Quigley), tribute to George A. Romero, and a special Friday the 13th All-Nite Horror Marathon. We’re premiering new restorations of horror classics from Janus Films, the American Genre Film Archive, and Dark Sky
Films. We even have a (mostly) harmless free program for kiddos! Join us, won’t you, for Shocktober V?
Shocktober is programmed by Art Theater Artistic Director Austin McCann
and filmmaker Jessie Seitz.
** SPECIAL EVENTS **
** Opening Night (Oct 4) **
AN EVENING WITH LINNEA QUIGLEY (Scream Queen)
Feat. Return of the Living Dead (1985, Dan O’Bannon) & Devotion (2016,
** All-Nite Horror Marathon (Oct 13) **
Feat. Friday the 13th IV: The Final Chapter (1984, Joseph Zito) & Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982, Tommy Lee Wallace) + 3 new restorations from the American Genre Film Archive: The Last House on Dead End Street (1977, Roger Watkins), Eaten Alive (1977, Tobe Hooper), Nightmare Sisters (1987, David DeCoteau)
** George A. Romero Double-Feature (Oct 27) **
Feat. Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero) – new restoration
from Janus Films/MOMA!
& The Crazies (1973, George A. Romero) – new restoration from the
American Genre Film Archive!
** MAIN PROGRAM **
Eraserhead – new restoration from Janus Films!
1977, Dir. David Lynch
Tales from the Hood
1995, Rusty Cundieff
Discussion feat. Sundiata Cha-Jua & Gus Wood (UIUC African-American Studies)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – new restoration from Dark Sky Films!
1986, John McNaughton
Special intro by The News Gazette’s Chuck Koplinski
Rocky Horror Picture Show + live cast from Illini Musicals!
1975, Richard O’Brien
SMART (SPOOKY) KIDS: Halloween Shorts Program (Free)