Of all the beloved things inextricably linked to Halloween -- candy corn, spiders, belfrys and the bats therein -- nothing spells the season quite like scary movies. And this October in NYC, you can choose from silly seasonal favorites like Hocus Pocus, campy classics like Little Shop of Horrors, and genre-defining slasher flicks like Halloween.
Theaters and venues across the city are screening dozens of seasonal films that span the month of October and the spooky spectrum. Sure, staying home bundled up, watching Jason Takes Manhattan through the gaps of an afghan is nice and comforting, but taking in a midnight screening of Halloween like it’s 1978 is truly getting in the Samhain spirit.
Little Shop of Horrors: Director’s Cut (1986)
Cinépolis Chelsea, Chelsea, 7pm
Kick off your movie month with this ‘80s campy musical classic.
Mark of the Devil (1970)
Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg, 7pm
The screening of this wild 1970 exploitation gem is accompanied by a “twisted show-and-tell” from “occult collector” Calvin Von Crush.
Dial M For Murder (1954)
Village East Cinema, East Village, 7:30pm
Part of the “Hitchcocktober” series, this suspense masterwork is presented in 3D, as it was originally shot!