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The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tigers Are Not Afraid

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Mexican writer-director Issa López is an emerging talent on the international genre film circuit, drawing both critical (Best Horror Director, Fantastic Fest and Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screamfest) and audience (Audience Award Best Feature, DEDfest) accolades thanks to her remarkable third feature, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID – a dark, fantasy-fueled fairy tale about a gang… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

The Rio Grind Film Festival: Tragedy Girls

Finally… A killer body-horror comedy that passes the Bechdel test – HEATHERS meets MEAN GIRLS in an Instagram universe. It’s Vancouver-based (we’re claiming him, mmmkay?) writer-director Tyler MacIntrye‘s TRAGEDY GIRLS, it’s bloody good fun, it’s one of the breakout horror his of 2017, and it’s hitting the Rio Theatre‘s screen as our Friday Late Night Movie… Continue Reading

Dead Shack (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

Dead Shack (Filmmakers in Attendance!)

On a weekend getaway at a rundown cabin in the woods, Jason, a cautious teen, his crude best friend Colin and his fearless older sister Summer are forced to work together, grow up and save their hard-partying parents from their predatory neighbor intent on feeding them all to her undead family. Director Peter Ricq in… Continue Reading

Videodrome

Videodrome

Canadian auteur David Cronenberg occupies a very special place in all of our hearts – and minds. His catalogue of films is both varied and unique – offerings ranging from straight-up splatter to bodice-ripping costume dramas – and are frequently requested from our dedicated core of regular Rio Theatre audience members. As such, we felt… Continue Reading

Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

“They’re heee-eeeeere.” The late, great director Tobe Hooper (probably best known for his seminal horror film THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, which screens at the Rio Theatre as a Friday Late Night Movie on October 20) also directed one of the 1980s biggest supernatural blockbusters, the original POLTERGEIST. With a screenplay from producer Steven Spielberg, the… Continue Reading

Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, October 30 for a crazy-good Halloween Classics Triple Feature! Our Marathon Monday Movie Night celebrates three truly iconic films from one of the best decades e-ver for genre lovers – the 1970’s, baby! We’re including two classics from Brian De Palma – the rock opera PHANTOM OF… Continue Reading

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, October 30 for a crazy-good Halloween Classics Triple Feature! Our Marathon Monday Movie Night celebrates three truly iconic films from one of the best decades e-ver for genre lovers – the 1970’s, baby! We’re including two classics from Brian De Palma – the rock opera PHANTOM OF… Continue Reading

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

“I have crossed oceans of time to find you…” Yes, it’s happening! We’re kicking off Halloween weekend with a Hallowinona Double Bill featuring two classics starring Winona Ryder – BEETLEJUICE and BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA. Francis Ford Coppola‘s gorgeously goth, Oscar-winning adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s iconic novel stars Gary Oldman in the title role as a… Continue Reading

An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

“Beware the moon…” In John Landis‘ (ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS) Oscar-winning 80’s horror-comedy AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) star as American college students whose backpacking trip through Britain takes an unexpected turn – after  a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is… Continue Reading