We’re close enough to October that Spirit Halloweens are taking over all our vacant big box locations again, and that also means Fathom Events is readying the return of some classic horror flicks to the big screen. The odd thing about the 2021 lineup is that, since it overlaps with some previously announced family-oriented releases, they have simply folded them into the list as “scary” ones. We suppose Howl’s Moving Castle or Paranorman could scare the pants off a 3-year-old, but for anyone old enough to actually be in a movie theater it’s a bit of a stretch.
Anyway. Here’s Fathom’s lineup.
Carrie 45th Anniversary
Sunday, September 26 & Wednesday, September 29
Everybody has feelings, and some people have latent, destructive psychic abilities that manifest under periods of extreme trauma. The ultimate “bullying is bad” movie.
Dracula and Frankenstein Double Feature
Saturday, October 2
It’s the original Dracula and the original Frankenstein from Universal Studios! Even if you haven’t seen them, you’ve felt their influence. Our basic idea of how Dracula sounds comes from Lugosi’s own natural accent.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2021: Spirited Away 20th Anniversary
Sunday, October 3 (dubbed in English), Monday, October 4 (English subtitles), & Wednesday, October 6 (dubbed in English)
I mean, i guess it’s kinda scary, but Princess Mononoke has worse moments and I don’t see it here.
The Evil Dead 40th Anniversary
Thursday, October 7
The film that popularized the persona of Bruce Campbell and the tropes of Sam Raimi is back. Groo-veeee.
Scream 25th Anniversary
Sunday, October 10 & Monday, October 11
Yes, Scream is that old. See how many specific-to-the-1990s stars you can count.
TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: The Silence of the Lambs 30th Anniversary
Sunday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 20
Back when Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter could appear in the same room. The rights to both characters are owned by separate parties now, forcing the TV shows based on each to ignore the existence of the other.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2021: Howl’s Moving Castle
Sunday, October 24 (dubbed in English), Monday, October 25 (English subtitles) & Thursday, October 28 (dubbed in English)
What do you get when you date a wizard? You get cursed by the jealous witch who wanted him! The original dub that has Lauren Bacall and Billy Crystal in it.
RiffTrax Live: Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
Tuesday, October 26
See a bad movie on purpose with your pals from Rifftrax.
The Call (The Uncut Experience)
Wednesday, October 27
Not familiar with this one so I’ll regurgitate the synopsis:
From the creator of Final Destination, Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell star in this terrifying tale of death from the fall of 1987. After a tragic accident, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple. One by one, their worst nightmares quickly become reality as they enter the realm of The Call. Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds. Stay Alive.
This Uncut Experience features deleted scenes and an interview with the director following the film.
The Invisible Man and The Wolf Man Double Feature
Saturday, October 30
More classic Universal Monsters.
Tuesday, November 16
Part of the Laika re-release lineup that also includes Coraline. Both screenings feature a special behind-the-scenes tour of Laika Studios.