Say his name five times and he will appear... Nitehawk Prospect Park has announced, in partnership with Shudder curator Sam Zimmerman, an event called Midnite Movies at a Reasonable Hour. The frights will begin at 9:45 pm on February 26th with Bernard Rose's Candyman. Continue reading for more details. We also have info on Every Time I Die's Cinequest's premiere and The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' Blood Born: The Horror of AIDS presentation in New York City.

Candyman at Nitehawk Prospect Park Screening Details: "Nitehawk Prospect Park is proud to announce repertory film programming. In partnership with Shudder’s Sam Zimmerman, Nitehawk Prospect Park brings you… MIDNITE MOVIES AT A REASONABLE HOUR.

MIDNITE MOVIES AT A REASONABLE HOUR: Nitehawk loves horror films and midnite movies, all the guts and screaming and weirdness is our jam. But the older we get in this city that never sleeps, the more we realize that we need sleep! In anticipation of Nia DaCosta's upcoming remake, we’re kicking off this new horror film series with CANDYMAN. Set in Chicago’s infamous public-housing project Caprini-Green, CANDYMAN is a corporeal horror film that embodies racial and gender politics.

Feb 26 – CANDYMAN (9:45 pm)

In partnership with Mike’s Hot Honey, we’re sweetening the experience by including packets of honey infused with chili peppers. It’s a great addition to most items on Nitehawk’s menu and can even drizzled over ice cream or mixed into cocktails! In fact, we’ll also have a cocktail special that uses the honey just for you to spice up the night!"

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Every Time I Die World Premiere Details: "MiLa Media and Invisible Pictures have announced the World Premiere of Robi Michael's Every Time I Die at the 2019 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival. The film follows the classic tale of ghost possession, flipping the script by telling the story from the perspective of the possessing spirit trying to stop his killer from striking again. Every Time I Die will premiere at Cinequest at the California Theatre San Jose March 8th.

Drew Fonteiro ("Good Trouble") headlines the cast as a disturbed young man with a mysterious past whose tragic death is just the beginning of his troubles. Instead of the hereafter, he finds himself trying to protect his friends from inside their bodies. Fonteiro is joined by Marc Menchaca ("Ozark", "The Sinner"), Michelle and Melissa Macedo ("Girlboss", "One Day"), and Tyler White. Robi Michael directed and produced from a script he wrote with Gal Katzir, alongside producers David Milch and Tal Lazar.

Buy Tickets

Cinequest:
Friday, March 8, 2019
9:50 pm
California Theatre San Jose
345 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113

Sunday, March 10, 2019
7:00 pm
Century 20 Redwood City, Screen 17
627, 825 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Tuesday, March 12, 2018
5:00 pm
Century 20 Redwood City, Screen 3
627, 825 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063

Friday, March 15, 2019
10:00 pm
Hammer Theater
San Jose State University
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

Sam falls in love with Mia, but she's already married. In his attempts to win her love, he's murdered on the shores of a lake. However, his consciousness does not die. Instead, he finds himself inhabiting his friend's body. Now, he will need to stop his killer from murdering him again. In the process, his dark past will unravel and he might find out why he's doomed to never let go of life."

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Miskatonic NYC's Blood Born: The Horror of AIDS: Press Release: "Infected, transformed and destroyed bodies appear regularly in the horror genre. Our fears are often fueled by the uncanny otherness of the monster – a familiar figure transformed or possessed and made unrecognizable. The HIV+ body becomes reduced to its potential to transmit risk. Ultimately, infection films play with notions of communication and community – can a way of life, or society be protected or quarantined against an external invader? The advent of AIDS coalesced cultural fears around otherness, sexual danger and the tensions between nature and science.

In the early 80s, the advent of AIDS was heralded as an unstoppable menace to a (largely imaginary) well-behaved and blameless ‘general population’. Those living with HIV/AIDS were marked as other, by their sexuality, their origins or their decisions. As such, those infected could be blamed for the threat they posed and simultaneously charged with the responsibility for protecting the health and safety of those who are uninfected. Regardless of the context of their exposure, HIV+ people were (and continue to be) stigmatized as perverse and defiling bodies. Moral judgment on conditions of transmission and the conflation of desire and danger feed into fears and anxieties about intimacy. Assumed to derive a monstrous pleasure from spreading infection, HIV+ people are targeted, punished and criminalized.

In the early years of the pandemic, bodies fatally transformed by infection and marked by Kaposi’s Sarcoma, easily allowed representations of AIDS to borrow from classic horror texts. Bringing up old eugenicist notions of protecting bodies and borders from seductive ruin, vampires were quickly reread through the lens of HIV. Blood Born traces the spectre of infected bodies, and their cultural resonance with AIDS – in sexual, racial and border-defying terms. How was HIV/AIDS represented in mass media? How did popular culture express (or reflect) the anxieties of those who feared their private lives would be marked publicly on their bodies, or who imagined that their potential infection would identify them as deviant? Understanding how horror tropes serve to complicate and recast public health concerns, we will compare news, PSAs and other representations of AIDS with works as diverse as The Fly, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Pontypool and more recent films such as It Follows.

About the instructor:

Karen Herland fell in with a bad crowd with a taste for horror at a young age. Currently, her research focuses on the social and cultural construction and marginalization of bodies considered threatening or challenging to traditional norms. She is a Co-Director of Montreal’s Monstrum Society and sits on the Monstrum Journal’s editorial board. She has taught at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies since 2012. Amongst her recent publications are “ ‘Always Hearing Voices, Never Hearing Mine’: Sound and Fury in The Snake Pit” in Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema (2014) and “Horror and the Last Frontier: Monstrous Borders and Bodies” in Firefly and Westworld.” Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition: The Production of Genre in Buffy and Beyond. (2019), A lecturer in popular/visual culture and sexuality studies at Concordia University, she has been involved in teaching their interdisciplinary course on HIV/AIDS for more than a decade and has served as the Director of the university’s HIV/AIDS Community Lecture Series.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC - Blood Born: The Horror of AIDS
Date: February 26th, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Film Noir Cinema
Address: 122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Prices: $12 advance / $15 on the door / $50 Full semester pass
https://www.miskatonicinstitute.com/events/blood-born-the-horror-of-aids-nyc/

About the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies:

Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary mythos, the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international organization that offers university-level history, theory and production-based masterclasses for people of all ages, founded by film writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse in March 2010, with regular branches in London, New York and L.A. as well as presenting special events worldwide. The New York branch is co-run by Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures and filmmaker Jacqueline Castel."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).