A NITE TO DISMEMBER: THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Run Time: 512 min. Rating: R
Hell and fire have spawned to be released at Nitehawk’s 666th edition of A NITE TO DISMEMBER… THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!
Starting at midnight and continuing past dawn, we’ll be screening five devilishly delicious films about possession, demons and cults: Jennifer’s Body, The Seventh Victim, Prince of Darkness, Alucarda, and Drag Me to Hell on 35mm.
Join your guides through the lake of fire – Shudder’s Sam Zimmerman and Nitehawk’s Kris King and Caryn Coleman – as they bring you a new horror short film, host a costume contest and a round of trivia (prize packs by Out of Print and Shudder), all in the name of our lord and master, the fallen angel Satan. Those brave souls who survive the nite will receive a complimentary Nitehawk breakfast (eggs and tots!) and themed gift bags, plus we’ll have complimentary Nobletree Coffee and and assortment of sweet treats from Fine & Raw on hand to fuel your inner fire!
Forget trick-or-treating and sell your soul spend the nite with us!
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Director: Karyn Kusama Run Time: 113 min. Format: DCP Rating: R
Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Chris Pratt
Celebrate Halloween with The Future of Film is Female as we present Karyn Kusama’s 2009 epic classic Jennifer’s Body. “The Future of HORROR is Female” goodies will be available for sale. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.
When small town high-school student Jennifer is possessed by a hungry demon, she transitions from being “high-school evil” — gorgeous (and doesn’t she know it), stuck up and ultra-attitudinal — to the real deal: evil/evil. The glittering beauty becomes a pale and sickly creature jonesing for a meaty snack, and guys who never stood a chance with the heartless babe, take on new luster in the light of Jennifer’s insatiable appetite. Meanwhile, Jennifer’s lifelong best friend Needy, long relegated to living in Jennifer’s shadow, must step-up to protect the town’s young men, including her nerdy boyfriend.
Screening before Jennifer’s Body, a FOFIF short:
directed by Kristine Gerolaga, 2019 (11 min)
When Ivy agrees to let her old friend Bless treat her to a spa day, she soon learns that Bless has joined a cosmetics pyramid scheme.
The Seventh Victim (1943)
Director: Mark Robson Run Time: 71 min. Format: Digital
Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Rating: R
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker
A sinister secret has been kept in the basement of an abandoned Los Angeles church for many years. With the death of a priest belonging to a mysterious sect, another priest opens the door to the basement and discovers a vat containing a green liquid. The priest contacts a group of physics graduate students to investigate it. Unfortunately, they discover that the liquid contains the essence of Satan himself, and they also discover that he will release HIS father – an all-powerful Anti-God! The liquid later comes to life itself, turning some of the students into zombies as the Devil comes forward to release his father. Will these students be able to stop him?
Director: Juan López Moctezuma Run Time: 78 min. Format: Digital Rating: R
Starring: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero
A young girl’s arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship and vampirism follows.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Director: Sam Raimi Run Time: 99 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13
Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier
Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She’s in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn’t too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she shows weakness, she refuses a time extension on a loan to an old woman, Mrs. Ganush, who now faces foreclosure and the loss of her house. In retaliation, the old woman place a curse on her which, she subsequently learns, will result in her being taken to hell in a few days time. With the help of a psychic, she tries to rid herself of the demon, but faces several hurdles in the attempt.