Halloween’s right around the corner, and it’s time to get into the spooky holiday spirit.
Sure, you could go walk around some graveyards, spend hours practicing your ancient incantations, and go ghost-hunting. Or, you could enjoy some Halloween movies.
There are tons of Halloween-themed film screenings going on in the Cambridge/Boston area. These screenings are great, as they often highlight classic movies or limited release films that you don’t always get to see on the big screen. And if you’re like me, any excuse to go to the movies is a good one.
If you’re looking for more info on some Halloween film screenings, then you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of some of the area’s most anticipated screening events, perfect to get you in the Halloween spirit. Read on for more info!
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Halloween at the Brattle Theatre
Known as “Boston’s unofficial film school,” the Brattle Theatre is home to a number of repertory film screenings in Harvard Square. And while they’re always showing great movies, their Halloween screenings are particularly cool.
The theatre will have a number of horror film screenings leading up to Halloween night. Guests can swing by to see the late ‘60s classic Rosemary’s Baby, check out schlocky horror like The House on Haunted Hill, and more.
And on October 28, the Brattle will have the area premiere of The Babadook. This breakout horror hit from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is one that area cinephiles won’t want to miss.
The Brattle will also have a couple special screenings on Halloween night. First up is the area premiere of Horns, a supernatural mystery directed by Alexandre Aja and starring Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame). If you’re looking for an earlier screening on Halloween, this is a great pick, as the film will be shown at 4:30pm and 7:00pm.
And cult film fans will want to head over the Brattle on Halloween night to see their special screening of Donnie Darko. This trippy film stars Jake Gyllenhal as Donnie, an average teenager with a normal life … until he has visions of a giant, monstrous rabbit feeding him information about the apocalypse. This screening will be at 10:00pm, and is a great way to end (or maybe kick-off) your Halloween night.
With so many screenings, you can’t go wrong with the Brattle Theatre. Make sure to head over to their website for more details, and to get your tickets.