SINedelphia 2012: Philadelphia’s October Horror Movie Screenings

And thus begins SINedelphia, a month’s worth of posts dedicated to the horror genre.  Last year we managed to post a different horror-related feature daily, this year we may be a bit more sporadic as I now have PhilaMOCA, Video Pirates, and a million other things taking up my time…excuses, excuses.

Here’s a handy guide to this month’s local horror movie screenings, let me know if I missed anything…

WED October 3, 2012

Trocadero, 8:00 PM
Alpha Girls (2012)
Dir. Tony Trov + Johnny Zito, US, 90 min, digital
Admission: $5

MON October 8, 2012

Trocadero, 8:00 PM
Aliens (1986)
Dir. James Cameron, US, 137 min, digital
Admission: $3

FRI October 12, 2012

Colonial Theatre, 9:45 PM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace, US, 98 min, 35mm

THU October 18 – SAT October 20, 2012

Ethical Society
2012 Terror Film Festival

FRI October 19, 2012

PhilaMOCA, 7:30 PM
Nosferatu (1922)
with a live score by Not-So-Silent Cinema
Dir. F.W. Murnau, Germany, 94 min, digital

PhilaMOCA, 9:45 PM
Nosferatu (1922)
with a live score by Not-So-Silent Cinema
Dir. F.W. Murnau, Germany, 94 min, digital

SAT October 20, 2012

Colonial Theatre, 10:00 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Dir. Jim Sharman, UK, 100 min, 35mm
Admission: $10

SUN October 21, 2012

PhilaMOCA, 4:00 PM
Nosferatu (1922)
with a live score by Not-So-Silent Cinema
Dir. F.W. Murnau, Germany, 94 min, digital

WED October 24, 2012

University City 6 & Riverview Plaza, 7:00 PM
Frankenstein (1931)
Dir. James Whale, US, 70 min, digital
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Dir. James Whale, US, 75 min, digital
Admission: $12.50

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 7:30 PM
The Tingler (1959)
Dir. William Castle, US, 82 min, digital
Admission: $10, $7 student, $5 member

THU October 25, 2012

University City 6 & Riverview Plaza, 8:00 PM
RiffTrax Live: Birdemic (2010)
Dir. James Nguyen, US, 90 min, digital
Admission: $12.50

SAT October 27, 2012

International House, Noon
Exhumed Films presents
24 Hour Horror Thon
It’s sold out, but we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to attend later this month.

Hiway Theatre, Midnight
Fright Fest: 12 Hour Movie Marathon
Admission: $10

SUN October 28, 2012

Colonial Theatre, 3:00 PM
Nosferatu (1922)
with a live organ score by Wayne Zimmerman

WED October 31, 2012

Ambler Theater, 7:00 PM
Halloween Party featuring
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
with a live score by Agent Moosehead.

County Theater, 8:00 PM
The Exorcist (1973)
Dir. William Friedkin, US, 132 min, digital
Admission: $9.75

And let’s not forget the Philadelphia Film Festival (October 18-28), which will be showcasing Poltergeist and The Shining (and Signs, does that one count?) in their From the Vaults programming block along with a whole bunch of genre/horror-related films throughout the rest of the fest (including that Shining documentary and John Dies at the End, which we can’t wait to see).  And feel free to hit me up with reports on any of the screenings above, submissions are always welcome!

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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