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Retropath! presents: THE HAUNTING at The Royal!
Calling all nostalgia-freaks, horror hounds and celluloid junkies! Are you looking for the latest cinematic thrill? Retropath has you covered. Specializing in the most bizarre oddities to stumble onto the screen, this series is guaranteed to deliver the weirdest and wildest that cinema has to offer.
7:00 pm - Haunted pre-show!
8:00 pm - Movie starts!
“One of the handful of truly great haunted-house films ever made.” -John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
“Borderline perfect... Strip away all of its frightening elements, and the film remains a sophisticated, complex, and tremendously subtle character study.” - Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
On Halloween night this year, Retropath is celebrating the 100th birthday of the legendary horror writer Shirley Jackson by screening one of the best adaptations of any of her works, Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING.
Starring Owen Wilson (JUST KIDDING), Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn, this chilling spook-show follows Dr. John Markway who invites three people to a mansion called Hill House to investigate paranormal activity. Markway is joined by the anxious Eleanor, the beatnik Theodora and the cynical Luke, who all react to the eerie and expansive house differently. At first, Luke remains unphased by the creaks in the night, Theodora faces everything with flippant sarcasm, but Eleanor; she’s different. Consumed by paranoia, Eleanor falls deeper and deeper into her psychosis, until her and Hill House become profoundly bonded, more than anyone could ever understand…
THE HAUNTING remains just as frightening as it was the day it was released, effectively using drastic and bizarre choices for camera angles to maximize the feelings of anxiety experienced by the characters. Also, most importantly, this film utilizes the house as not just a setting, but a living and breathing character in and of itself. Don’t miss this truly strange classic!
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