Throughout the month of October, we celebrate the spookiest season with an all-out cavalcade of horror classics, cult hits, and underrated gems of the genre in our Weekend Classics, Midnight Movies, and Peripheral Visions series. Capping it all off, our annual 12 Hours of Terror marathon returns with an outrageous assortment of macabre movies to kick your Halloween festivities into high gear.
Thu, Oct 25 | 7:00-9:00pm
Despite the genre’s reputation for being trivial and predictable, some feminist scholars argue that horror is one of the most influential and socially relevant categories in cinema, particularly in terms of studying gender. Presented by Lisa Williams, Lecturer of English and Women’s Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.
Sat, Oct 27 | 3:00-6:00pm
Horror has always been part of cinema, from the short films of Méliès to the runaway success of GET OUT. How has this perennially popular genre delivered some of the most iconic moments in movie history? Shameless and structurally sound screenwriting! Presented by Diana Grisanti and Stephen Moulds, recent writers-in-residence in Vanderbilt’s cinema and media arts program.
Sat-Sun, Oct 27-28
The stories you’ve heard about Hill House? They’re all true. For 90 years, it has stood alone, isolated, patient. Now a group of four find themselves in a trap of their own making; a nightmare maw of wood and stone and secrets, slowly closing around them.
Fri-Sun, Oct 26-28 + Tue, Oct 30
The last time the fog rolled in from sea, just off Spivey Point, six lives were lost, and the fledgling town of Antonio Bay was born from the wreckage of that tragedy. But now, 100 years later, the fog has returned, bringing with it something unspeakable.
Preview: Wed, Oct 31 | Opens Fri, Nov 2
As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renowned Berlin-based dance company, its artistic director (Tilda Swinton) and a young American new to the troupe (Dakota Johnson) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare. Directed by Luca Guadagnino.
Wed, Oct 31 at 10:00pm | Fri-Sat, Nov 2-3 at Midnight
With live cast Little Morals! This fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter. 18+ only.