Posted on October 28, 2021
Halloween! Love it or hate it, it creeps around the corner every October. Kids are in it for the tooth-rotting candy, youths are in it for the strobe-infested ragers, but films lovers like us, we’re just excited for the iconic horror movies. Luckily, Calgary has no shortage of fang-tastic film celebrations prepped and ready for this weekend.
We’re helping you lock down your Halloween plans with this list of seriously spine-chilling, in-person screenings that are bound to be good, like, scary good. If you’re looking to enjoy the holiday from the comfort of your lair, we’ve got some spooktacular streaming options and recommendations just for you!
First up, the highly anticipated, newly released HALLOWEEN KILLS is screening at 10+ theatres around Calgary. Catch up with everyone’s favourite psycho killer as Michael Myers continues his life-long mission to terrorize Jamie Lee Curtis. In the most recent installment of the iconic HALLOWEEN film series, the Strode women and other survivors form a vigilante mob to take matters into their own hands and hunt down Michael to end his reign of terror once and for all.
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Saturday, October 30 at 7 PM
Drive down to Nanton for a dastardly drive-in screening of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Take in this seasonal classic with the added charm of a good old-fashioned drive-in! This event gets extra creepy bonus points for taking place in a former wheat field à la CHILDREN OF THE CORN. At only $40 a vehicle, this screening is the perfect opportunity to pile your family and friends into the car for the perfect Halloween road trip!
Saturday, October 30 at 7 PM until Sunday, October 31 at 7 AM
An annual CUFF tradition! This Halloween, the Calgary Underground Film Festival returns to Globe Cinema for their annual 12-Hour Horror Movie Marathon. 7 movies from 7 PM until 7 AM the next morning, including a costume contest, and other surprises throughout the night. Their lineup features staple films such as SCREAM and FRIDAY THE 13TH 5: A NEW BEGINNING. For the full lineup and ticket prices, visit the CUFF website.
Friday, October 29 at 7 PM
Our friends over at Globe Cinema are hosting a screening of, arguably, one of the most legendary horror movies of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING. Based on the Stephen King novel, this thrilling story is brought to life by career-best performances from Shelley Duvall and Jack Nicholson. Whether you’re seeing it for the first or the hundredth time, watching THE SHINING in theatres is an eerily elevated experience.
Their Creepy Cravings selection features three awesome past CIFF films; BLOOD QUANTUM, POSSESSOR & COME TO DADDY.
CBC's Chills and Thrills programming is stacked with homegrown shows and films, including the 2012 CIFF selection ANTIVIRAL.
While they don't have a dedicated Halloween lineup, Kanopy is the place to watch excellent CIFF 2019 picks like KOKO-DI KOKO-DA as well as the apocalyptic, sci-fi thriller BACURAU.
A selection of family-friendly Halloween movies, including the ultimate witch film, HOCUS POCUS.
Amazon’s vast library of spook films includes beloved modern horrors like MIDSOMMAR as well as classics like JU-ON and THE WICKER MAN.
The always-on-brand Netflix and Chills selection is scary enough to make sure you don’t sleep tonight, or any night really.
With more than enough creepy cinema at your disposal, you’re destined for a weird and wonderful Halloween. CIFF wishes you a safe and spooky weekend full of fright, fun and film!
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