Brooklyn's own Nitehawk Cinema has announced their programming guide for October and it includes Mario Bava's Kill Baby, KillBlack Sabbath, and so much more. Also: check out a clip from Red Christmas before its home media release on October 17th, and we also have details on the Blu-ray release of Web of the Spider.

Nitehawk Cinema's October Programming Revealed: To learn about the October programming at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema, read the details below or visit them online.


We are in the midst of a horror film resurgence. A significant group of contemporary horror films made in the past couple of years is reminiscent of the socio-political classics of the 1960s and 1970s in that they are boldly confronting the terrifying undercurrent of life today. Like their predecessors, these films tackle class, gender identity, and race in a way that shows us both where we are and how far we, perhaps, haven’t come. Infused with artistic style and cutting narratives, the new landscapes of horror are being explored, and celebrated, in Nitehawk’s NEW HORROR.

**Includes special Q&A event with Super Dark Times director**


Our “Mario Bava Mondays” invite you into the beautiful horror worlds created by the “Master of the Macabre” each Monday evening in October: THE WHIP AND THE BODY; BAY OF BLOOD; KILL BABY, KILL; FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON; BLACK SABBATH. Featuring all-new 2K restorations!

Mario Bava films are magical experiences, touching and haunting, fun and terrifying. The grandfather of Italian horror cinema who ignited the Giallo movement and the subsequent American Slasher films, his innovative cinematography and directorial style has influenced generations of filmmakers as seen in Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991), Sean Cunningham’s Friday the 13th (1980), Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979), and Roman Coppola’s CQ (2001). The films of Mario Bava are touching and haunting, fun and terrifying, and not to be missed.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

And this year, we’re just going to shut up and play the hits.

Welcome to all ghosts, crazies, witches, and monsters.

Brunches and midnite screenings found in the link above.

A sampling: House on Haunted Hill, Suspiria, Texas Chainsaw Massacre...


For Carnival of Souls, band Long Distance Poison will be using modular synthesizers and analog keyboards to create a live score, inspired by the improvisational strangeness of Gene Moore’s original organ soundtrack. LDP hopes to transform Nitehawk into a liminal space where the living and dead dwell together—a cinema of souls.”


Watch a Clip from Red Christmas: Press Release: "Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars in a critically acclaimed role as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve.  Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.

Red Christmas comes out October 17th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

The Blu-ray (SRP $22.99) and DVD (SRP $17.99) releases of Red Christmas will exclusively include a feature-length commentary with writer-director Craig Anderson, interviews with Dee Wallace, Gerald Odwyer and Craig Anderson, bloopers and more."


Web of the Spider Blu-ray Release Details: Press Release: "Garagehouse Pictures to bring WEB OF THE SPIDER, the classic Italian gothic horror ghost story directed by Antonio Margheriti to Blu-ray in October!

Edgar Allan Poe invites you to spend one night in the WEB OF THE SPIDER!

An intrepid reporter by the name of Alan Foster (Anthony Franciosa, TENEBRE), accepts a wager from Edgar Allan Poe (Klaus Kinski, NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE) and his companion, Thomas Blackwood, to spend a single night in the reputedly haunted Blackwood Castle on All Souls Eve.  Shortly after settling into the spooky abode, the reporter meets the beautiful Elisabeth Blackwood (Michele Mercier, BLACK SABBATH), and begins to witness ghostly phenomena and visitations from beyond the grave, as an assortment of specters relives the last moments before their ghastly murders.  Soon, Foster realizes that the damned spirits of Blackwood Castle require human blood to continue their unnatural existence!

One of the last Italian gothic horror films, WEB OF THE SPIDER is a color remake of 1964’s CASTLE OF BLOOD, also directed by Antonio Margheriti, under the anglicized alias Anthony M. Dawson.  Previously only available in the US in a cropped television master, Garagehouse Pictures is pleased to finally offer this Euro-horror classic in HD for the first time ever, fully restored and mastered from an uncut, domestic theatrical negative in its original 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio!

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary by George Reis & Keith Crocker
  • Audio Commentary by Stephen Romano
  • 2 German Super 8 movie digests
  • Antonio Margheriti trailer reel
  • Deleted scenes
  • Uncut Italian version (standard def)
  • Art Gallery
  • Garagehouse Pictures trailers
  • New artwork by Stephen Romano
  • All region Blu-ray disc

1971 / 93 mins. / Color / Mono / 2.35:1 / Not Rated
Blu-ray street date: 10/24/2017
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    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).