Spooky Cinema

Get spooky with the International Film Series!

We're celebrating all that haunted cinema during the leadup to Halloween that gets us all in the spooky spirit, with plenty of frights (and laughs, if that's your thing). Feel free to come in costume...if you dare!


Oct 25th - TREMORS - Kevin Bacon and Burt Ward (RIP) take on monsters from underground in this hilarious B-movie sendup.

Oct 26th - SECRET SPLASHER (note: this screening will take place in the VAC Basement Auditorium, 1B20, and will be free) - Continuing our leadup to Halloween, we're putting on a secret showing of one of the bloodiest movies ever made. While comical in nature, this film boasts an absolutely ludicrous final sequence that is simply drenched in red goo. Somehow the director of this film was able to take his talents abroad and helm one of the most successful and "precious" film franchises of all time (and there was hardly any blood in those!).

Oct 27th - THE WICKER MAN - A newly remastered presentation of the 1970s classic horror film, featuring Christopher Lee. A detective is alerted to the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island commune, where he learns the hard way that there is more there than meets the eye.

Oct 28th - ONIBABA - on 35mm film! - special intro by Walter Chaw! - Two women murder unsuspecting Samurai who venture in their fields, but the arrival of a newcomer changes things forever.

Oct 29th - GANJA & HESS - special intro by Skinner Myers! - Bill Gunn's vampire story that speaks to much more than what is shown on screen. The film defies easy classification with its hallucinatory visuals, rich metaphors for addiction, raw sexuality and lyrical dialogue that offers a wholly unique treatise on African-American identity.

Oct 30th - TALK TO ME - When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.

OCT 31st - SHAUN OF THE DEAD - on 35mm film! - One of the hallmarks of a good horror film, including Romero’s original zombie films, is that it reveals humanity’s reaction to horror. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD was a biting, satirical look at the growing materialism and mall culture of the 1970s. SHAUN OF THE DEAD says that this generation can’t be bothered with current events; it’s somebody else’s problem, and besides, my girl just dumped me.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 7:30pm

Muenzinger Auditorium, E050
Muenzinger Auditorium is located west of Folsom Stadium on Colorado Ave. The closest parking is pay lot 360 next to Duane Tower., Boulder, CO 80309

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Arts & Culture, Fun & Entertainment, Internet & Digital Media

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences




$9 GA, $7 STU/SEN

Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, International Film Series
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