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Genre: Horror

Frankenstein (1931)

An obsessed scientist creates a living being from body parts, not realizing it has a madman’s brain.

Dr Henry Frankenstein is obsessed with assembling a living being from parts of several exhumed corpses.

Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

Director Neil Jordan assembled a cast of serious A-list talent for the long-awaited adaptation of author Anne Rice‘s lush, goth pop-culture juggernaut INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, released in 1994. Set against the backdrop of modern, gloomy San Francisco, 18th-century-born Spanish Lord Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), a bicentennial vampire, relays his remarkable life… Continue Reading

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)

The Rio Theatre continues its dive into classic monster movies of the past with a screening of director Todd Browning’s pre-code work of “romantic horror”, DRACULA, based on the 1924 stage play “Dracula,” which in turn was adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The film stars Bela Lugosi as… Continue Reading

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Join us at the Rio Theatre on October 24 & 29 for one of the hands-down, most requested Halloween titles we’ve always wanted to play but haven’t been able to, until now …. HOCUS POCUS! After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch)… Continue Reading

Ganja & Hess (Restoration)

Ganja & Hess (Restoration)

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – screening at the Rio on October 8) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with… Continue Reading

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Rio Theatre continues its dive into classic monster movies of the past with a screening of director James Whale’s pre-code science fiction horror thriller, THE INVISIBLE MAN, based on H.G. Wells‘ 1897 novel. The film remains something of a visual effects landmark, boasting awe-striking special effects that still seem remarkably trailblazing some 80 years… Continue Reading

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

In this classic Universal monster movie (originally released in 3D), a scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom… Continue Reading

The Fly

The Fly

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. In 1986, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg cemented his iconic status thanks to this bold remake of THE FLY, a wildly imaginative work of poignant, weirdly romantic body horror that perfectly showcases his darkest sensibilities, dry humour, and a masterful understanding of the devastating potential of practical VFX. In what is… Continue Reading

Train to Busan 2: Peninsula

Train to Busan 2: Peninsula

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives:… Continue Reading

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla (1954)

Director Ishirō Honda‘s original 1954 Kaiju classic GODZILLA (a.k.a. “Gojira”) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an… Continue Reading