Awake & Shakin'
The American Cinematheque's seventh annual Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon is quite necessarily sponsored by Pete's Coffee and Monster Energy Drink the perfect accompaniment to the jitters of this year's pulse-pounding, spine-melting, brain-shattering cavalcade of carnage. In between the films there'll be free food, giveaways, all sorts of trailers and shorts and the ever-ominous promise of "surprises!" The films! Hellraiser (1987, a 25th-anniversary screening); Motel Hell (1980; the oddly prescient slasher meditation on organic farming: "It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's Fritters!"; The Devil's Rain (1975; starring William Shatner as the accidental Satanist); Christine (1983; future Dexter director Keith Gordon stars as the man in lethal love with his '58 Plymouth Fury); The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974; in which an insect-killing radiation device raises zombies in England; one fresh from an autopsy is particularly gross); and The Manitou (1978, in which Tony Curtis's phony spiritualist fights a 400-year-old medicine man growing out of Susan Strasberg's back!). Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave.; Santa Monica; Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.; $20. (310) 260-1528, americancinemathequecalendar.com.
Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2012
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Los Angeles, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.