It's post-Halloween weekend in NYC and local theaters are offering an abundance of classic horror (plus some other treats).

Curtains (1983)
Friday, November 1st at 7 p.m.
Film Society Lincoln Center

An actress, desperate to hold on to what's left of her career is trying to land the role of a crazy woman, literally. She decides to jump feet-first into the world of psychosis for some good, old-fashioned asylum inspiration. Betrayal, venegence, and murder - get your slasher film fix with Richard Ciupka's Curtains


The Thing (1982)
Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd at 12:00 a.m.
Landmark Sunshine

Scientists in Antarctica are tormented and killed by an alien with the ability to take on human form. As if working in sub-zero weather wasn't enough torture. Don't miss John Carpenter's classic, starring Kurt Russell. 


The Exorcist (1973)
Friday and Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at 12:00 a.m.
IFC Center

Halloween weekend would simply be incomplete without William Friedkin's classic tale of demonic possession.  


Vampyres (1974)
Saturday, November 2nd at 9:15 p.m.
Anthology Film Archives

Blood, gore, and sex - José Ramón Larraz's warped and controversial tale of the "Daughters of Dracula" is a cult horror gem. The little-seen film is screening as part of Anthology Film's series on The Golden Age of Spanish Horror Cinema


Witch Hunt (1981)
Sunday, November 3rd at 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

Eli, who has survived the bubonic epidemic while away from home, is now becoming the center of attention in her village where women are being accused of practicing witchcraft. Pioneering director Anja Breien will speak after the screening as part of the museum's series Anja Breien: Games of Love and Loneliness.

 


In addition to Halloween themes...


Tribute to Lou Reed: Lou Reed's Berlin (2007)

Saturday, November 2nd at 7 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

After the overwheming success his album Transformer, featuring his most famous, "Walk on the Wild Side," Lou Reed took a different artistic route with Berlin, only to be written off by music critics at the time. Over three decades passed before popular demand brought the album back to life, enough to be performed for the first time by Reed himself.  This documentary, directed by Julian Schnabel, captures five nights of Reed's performances at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.


Ceiling Zero (1936)
Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

See James Cagney in one of his most defining roles as "Dizzy" Davis during MoMI's outstanding The Complete Howard Hawks series.   


Casino (1995)
Saturday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
MoMA: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1

Only Scorsese can truly capture the ugliness and corruption of the most glamourous of lifesytles like he does in his Las Vegas tale, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone.  


Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Friday and Saturday, Novermber 1st and 2nd at 12:05 a.m.
Nitehawk

You should be... well dancin,' if you'd like, but get out of your apartment — especially when John Travolta is on the big screen grooving to the Bee Gees. While Tony Manero did all he could to get out of Brooklyn, you should do all you can to make it over to Nitehawk in this weekend.