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Genre: Horror

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece THE VVITCH, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

“Seeps into your bones with the chill of the sea wind…You’d have to search hard to find a movie this hypnotic and haunting.” (Rolling Stone)

“The actors play it big and bold in a visually striking, black and white horror show.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“Robert Pattinson is superb, but it’s Willem Dafoe who emerges as a giant with a towering, unforgettable performance.” (Detroit News)

“One of the year’s best films. Surreal, powerfully acted, and proves that Robert Eggers is one of the premiere arthouse horror directors working today.” (GenreVision)

Saturday, December 7
Doors 9:45 pm | Movie 10:15 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Monday, December 9
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

THE LIGHTHOUSE (Robert Eggers, 2019 / 110 mins / 14A) Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Color Out of Space

Written and directed by Richard Stanley (HARDWARE) and based on the short story “The Colour Out of Space” by H. P. Lovecraft, COLOR OUT OF SPACE premiered to rave reviews at TIFF 2019 – and is headed to the Rio Theatre‘s screen as part of the Rio Grind Film Festival. Nicolas Cage offers up another… Continue Reading

Ringu (20th Anniversary Remaster!)

Ringu (20th Anniversary Remaster!)

The J-Horror classic is back – and with a new restoration – as a Friday Late Night Movie at this year’s Rio Grind Film Festival! Directed by Hideo Nakata (DARK WATER), RINGU is the highest grossing Japanese horror movie in history that still manages to shred our nerves with its quiet, phantasmic elegance. This is… Continue Reading

It Chapter Two

It Chapter Two

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with IT Chapter Two the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated the supernatural, big-headed clown Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry… Continue Reading

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

“Calling RE-ANIMATOR a crucial gore movie is like saying that fire is hot.” (Zack Carlson, co-author of “Destroy All Movies”) H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985 — but thanks to RE-ANIMATOR, they didn’t have to. Director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna’s joint… Continue Reading

Blood N Guts Horror Film Competition 2019: Showcase

Blood N Guts Horror Film Competition 2019: Showcase

On October 11, 54 filmmakers set across Vancouver to shoot a 5-minute horror film in 48 hours. All of these films are world premieres for the Blood N Guts Horror Film Competition. Blood N Guts is the sister festival to the Run N Gun 48 Hour Film Competition. Tuesday, October 22 Blood N Guts 2019:… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Paranormal Activity (07)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Paranormal Activity (07)

“What happens when you sleep?” So asks the 2007 blockbuster PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, one of our favourite quasi-terrifying (but is it, though?) found footage-ish franchise flicks of the mid-aughties, that eventually went on to spawn many (many) more sequels. So obviously… It must be riffed! The Gentlemen Hecklers (Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha) provide live, hilarious… Continue Reading

The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary Screening!)

The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary Screening!)

Released in 1999, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was an unlikely box-office hit that ultimately ended up a total cinematic game-changer, captivating critics and audiences around the world while ushering in the entirely modern, “found footage” horror genre in its wake. Comprised of a mix of “found footage” Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film in… Continue Reading

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

FRIDAY THE 13th on… Friday, the 13th….? (So meta!) The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on September 13 with the fifth installment of the legendary franchise, 1985’s A NEW BEGINNING. In this installment, homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal… Continue Reading

VIFF: Come to Daddy

VIFF: Come to Daddy

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe… Continue Reading