The FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER Announces July/August MIDNIGHT MOVIES Line-up
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the July and August lineup for Midnight Movies promising a summer of genre classics, cult favorites, films starring horror icons and a murderous appliance!
On July 5, Rico Maria Ilarde's THE FRIDGE (2012), a tale of a bloodthirsty refrigerator with tentacles, will kick off the Midnight Movies July/August summer lineup and also be co-presented as part of the popular New York Asian Film Festival. On July 12, John McNaughton's HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1986) will screen, featuring Michael Rooker's devastating performance as real-life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Two classics close out the month with the second of Christopher Lee's seven films as Hammer Films' Dracula in DRACULA - PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1965) on July 19 and the first of Lucio Fulci's "Gates of Hell" trilogy - CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980) closing out the month on July 26.
The heat of August will be matched with a blood-sucking love triangle for the ages - literally - with Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon and David Bowie, in Tony Scott's THE HUNGER (1983), which screens August 2. Gordon Hessler's SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (1965) follows on August 9, starring the legendary horror trio of Christopher Lee (again), Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. The 70s are represented with William Girdler's THE MANITOU (1977), which stars Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, and Burgess Meredith versus a Native American witch doctor, screening on August 16, and John Waters' cult classic PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) delivering the gross-out laughs on August 23. And capping off a summer of midnight viewing fun on August 30will be Stuart Gordon's perennial crowd-pleaser RE-ANIMATOR (1986) which brings H.P. Lovecraft's story to giddy, gory life with the help of Jeffrey Combs unforgettable performance as a medical student obsessed with re-animating the dead.
All screenings will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 27. Single screening tickets are $13; $9 for students and seniors (62+); and $8 for Film Society members. Visit www.FilmLinc.com for more information.