Murderous automobile! Demonic possession! Lycanthropy! With Halloween finally upon us, we’ve chosen three deliciously gloomy films to soak up the spirit of the season. On the program: Christine by John Carpenter (on the occasion of the film’s 40th anniversary0, The Exorcist by William Friedkin (on the occasion of the film’s 50th anniversary and in memory of the director), and Ginger Snaps by John Fawcett. Starting October 20 as part of our series “Les insomniaques”.
Presented in collaboration with the Fantasia International Film Festival
Arnie falls in love with Christine, a dilapidated 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with the idea of restoring her. As the car changes, so does Arnie, and his new-found self-confidence turns to arrogance, as his personality takes an increasingly dark turn.
Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald, teenage sisters with a fascination for death, as children, made a pact to leave the suburbs or die together by the age of 16. They then must face tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a creature nicknamed the Beast of Bailey Downs.
In memory of William Friedkin
Television actress Chris McNeill is concerned by the increasingly frequent strange noises she hears in the bedroom of her little daughter, Regan. Regan complains that she has trouble sleeping because of the spasmodic movements that shake her bed.
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