Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Fri, Aug 25, 2017
7:30pm
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THE KING OF HORROR
Horror Anthology Triple Feature! In Person Guests!
CREEPSHOW / CAT’S EYE / CREEPSHOW 2
Introduction to CAT’S EYE by director Lewis Teague.
35 mm!

CREEPSHOW
1982, Warner Bros., 120 min, USA, Dir: George Romero

There hadn’t been a lot of anthology movies when the George Romero/Stephen King collaboration CREEPSHOW, a film inspired by classic EC horror comics, debuted in 1982; in comparison to the sober, big-budget thrills of POLTERGEIST and THE THING, the Romero/King effort was a refreshing blast of B-movie fun, low on budget and ambition but with a surprisingly good cast: Hal Holbrook, E.G. Marshall, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, Fritz Weaver and King himself. "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill," the segment with King (as an incredibly stupid farmer), is probably the most memorable even though it’s a short vignette compared with the others - it’s a deft takeoff of THE BLOB and a riff on those moronic victims in ’50s sci-fi movies who always want to be first in line to check out that strange light coming from over the next rise.


35 mm!

CAT’S EYE
1985, Warner Bros., 94 min, USA, Dir: Lewis Teague

Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King and Robert Hays star in this three-part anthology of Stephen King short stories connected by a stray cat that wanders through each tale. Chain smoker Morrison (Woods) joins a stop-smoking group run by sadistic Dr. Monatti (Alan King). A gambler named Cressner (Kenneth McMillan) makes a bet with his wife's lover. And a young girl (Barrymore) is terrorized by a tiny troll.


30th Anniversary!

CREEPSHOW 2
1987, 92 min, USA, Dir: Michael Gornick

CREEPSHOW cinematographer Michael Gornick and director George A. Romero return for the sequel as director and screenwriter, respectively. As with the previous horror anthology, Stephen King stories provide the basis: “Old Chief Wood'nhead” stars George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour In her final film role) as a couple whose business is guarded by a cigar store Indian, “The Raft” features an oil-like blob with a taste for college students and in “The Hitch-hiker,” Lois Chiles has a fatal run-in with the title character. With horror stalwart Tom Savini as The Creep.


Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers. | Screening formats: 35mm (CREEPSHOW, CAT'S EYE), blu-ray (CREEPSHOW 2)
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Aug 25, 2017 • 7:30pm
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