It's a fact that every title two local theaters are screening during their Halloween film festivals this month are available on either DVD or Blu Ray discs.
But these terrifying throwbacks are being showcased in their original arena -- on a motion picture screen -- which is sure to bring horror movie fans out for a distinctive viewing experience.
The Abingdon Cinemall in Abingdon, Va., will continue its festival of classic Halloween-themed films on Saturdays through the month of October, with showings of family-friendly, PG-rated features at 11 a.m. and the more gory, grown-up fare at 11 p.m.
Included in the lineup is Mel Brooks' 1974 ghoulish comedy "Young Frankenstein" (Oct. 20); Bruce Campbell's clash with a dead medieval corp in "Army of Darkness" (Oct. 20); and the adventures of Venkman, Stantz and Spengler in 1984's "Ghost Busters" (Oct. 27).
Admission is free.
For a complete schedule, visit www.cinemall.com.
Tri-Cities 7 Cinemas in Blountville will save its spooky showings for the weekend before Halloween, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27.
The theater's lineup includes the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th" films, showing at 10 p.m. and midnight, Oct. 26, respectively.
The movies were the launching pads for the horror icons Freddy Krueger, the dream jumping, fire-charred, striped sweater-wearing freak with the knife-laced glove, and Jason, the avenging drowning victim of Camp Crystal Lake.
Fans of AMC's adaptation of the graphic novel "The Living Dead" will love the old school spin of George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead," showing at midnight, Oct. 27, at Tri-Cities 7 as part of a late-night double feature that will also include John Carpenter's "Halloween," the 1978 feature that put Jamie Lee Curtis on the map and made Michael Myers and his William Shatner-inspired mask horror legends. "Halloween" will screen at 10 p.m.
For tickets or more information, visit www.tricities7cinemas.com.
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