Scary on screen

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(Courtesy of traumaticcinematic.com)

Put down the Halloween candy and feast your eyes on some fun, yet frightening, entertainment. ‘What’s better than stuffing my face with the mini Snickers left over from the candy bowl?’ you may ask. Well, scary movies.

Whether it’s a classic thriller or a bloody remake, a scary movie sets off all of Halloween’s freaky festivities just right. Here are a few showings you just can’t miss:

  • As part of Hitchcocktober, the Angelika Theatre is showing Alfred Hitchcock films for the whole month of October. Thursday, Oct. 30, Dial M for Murder. The movie, Hitchcock’s version of a Frederick Knott stage play, tells the story of Tony Wendice, who’s conspiring to murder his unfaithful wife for her money. The critically-acclaimed film is one of three that features renowned actress Grace Kelley. Admission to the Hitchcock showings is free for the public.
  • The Texas Theatre, will be showing the Bride of Frankenstein Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25. The small theater, and cool, theater was the first in Dallas to have air conditioning and is an historical landmark to the city since Lee Harvey Oswald was spotted evading police over 50 years ago. The classic film narrates the creation of Frankenstein’s evil female counterpart.
  • Rocky Picture Horror Show, need I say more? The cult classic will be presented by All Hallows Eve at the Lakewood Theater on Abrams Road. The doors will open at 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. The show will begin at midnight. Tickets are $11 and prop packs are $4. Advanced tickets can also be purchased online.

If you plan on spending Halloween on your couch, there are still a few movies you can catch on the tube:

  • AMC kicked off its “Fearfest” Monday, Oct. 20, with none other than Friday the 13th. Don’t worry, there’s more. A Child’s Play marathon will commence Saturday, Oct. 25. The 1988 film tells the story of serial killer Charles Lee Ray, whose name was derived from the three famous killers Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and Charles Lee Ray. Ray’s soul takes the form a doll. The doll Chucky is a classic symbol of American horror and can also be found on eBay for 50 bucks. The fest will also include the sequels to Tremors, a suspenseful flick starring Kevin Bacon.
  • AMC will also kick off a Halloween marathon Monday, Oct. 27. You should’ve known there is no marathon complete without Michael Myers.
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