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Genre: Horror

VIFF: Climax

VIFF: Climax

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW!  Our full lineup is online now, but some of the content is not yet… Continue Reading

The Hills Have Eyes (Remaster!)

The Hills Have Eyes (Remaster!)

New 4K restoration! From the mind of Wes Craven, THE HILLS HAVE EYES stands alongside the likes of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as one of the defining moments in American indie horror. Taking a detour whilst en route to L.A., the Carter family (featuring Dee Wallace of E.T. and THE… Continue Reading

Hereditary

Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision… Continue Reading

Summer of 84 (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Summer of 84 (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Start your end-of-summer long weekend right – with a very special, encore presentation of of RKSS‘ follow-up to their breakout indie hit TURBO KID, the soon-to-be-cult-classic horror thriller SUMMER OF 84. Even better? Get ready for a star-studded night, as members of the Vancouver-shot film (which made major waves following its premiere at this year’s… Continue Reading

Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf

HOUR OF THE WOLF (“Vargtimmen“) is Ingmar Bergman‘s spin on the demons that plague his fellow creative artists. Max von Sydow plays a painter who, while spending a summer in seclusion with his pregnant wife Liv Ullmann, is visited by bizarre and disturbing visions. Before long, Ullmann is also experiencing her husband’s hallucinations; one of… Continue Reading

Altered States

Altered States

In this 1980 sci-fi horror film, William Hurt plays Eddie Jessup, a scientist obsessed with discovering mankind’s true role in the universe. To this end, he submits himself to a series of mind-expanding experiments. By enclosing himself in a sensory-deprivation chamber and taking hallucinogenic drugs, Jessup hopes to explore different levels of human consciousness, but… Continue Reading

Freaks

Freaks

“One of us, one of us.” Real sideshow performers star in Tod Browning‘s infamous cult classic, a grotesque revenge drama set against a circus backdrop. When trapeze artist Cleopatra learns that circus midget Hans has an inheritance, she marries the lovesick, diminutive performer, all the while planning to steal his fortune and run off with… Continue Reading

Upgrade

Upgrade

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and… Continue Reading

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they… Continue Reading

The Unseen (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

The Unseen (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre for director Geoff Redknap‘s gripping debut, the dramatic sci-fi thriller THE UNSEEN. Shot in BC, the story follows a man, who years earlier, mysteriously abandoned his family and isolated himself in a small northern town who returns for one last chance to reconnect with his troubled daughter. When she… Continue Reading