Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rock and Shock Film Festival 2013 schedule announcement.

As many of you may know we at the Arkham Film Society program the film festival portion of the yearly ROCK AND SHOCK horror and music convention in Worcester Massachusetts. Here is the final film festival schedule for this weekend. 

Feature = (F) Short = (S)

Friday 10/ 18           

6:00pm –
Slew Hampshire (F)

8:00pm –
                                                       Adjust Your Tracking (F)

Saturday 10/19

11:30am –
Spanish Shorts Block
(Horizonte / No Mires Ahi / Walkie Talkie)

12:30pm –

1:30pm -
Shorts Block
(No Man’s Ghost / The Next Step / Sadie / My Fallen Rose / Party Crasher)

2:30pm –
Nobody Can Cool (F)

4:00pm –
Blood And Guts With Jack Bennet

5:00pm -
Something Wicked Documentary Promo
(plus shorts Ave Maria and Legitimate)

5:45pm –
Dreams Never End (S)

6:00pm –
Kantemir (F)

9:00pm –
Army Of The Dead (F) Premier

Sunday 10/20

12:00pm –
You Better Watch Out! (F)

2:00pm –
Outside The Cinema Present 
Mardi Gras Massacre (F)

4:00pm –

                                                     Waterfront Nightmare (F)

Rock And Shock takes place Oct 18 - 20 in Worcester Massachusetts. For more info check out www.rockandchock.com or link directly to http://rockandshock.com/film-fest/ for the festival schedule on their site.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The A.F.S. host a sCare Foundation Benefit screening of HALLOWEEN 4 and Anthony C. Ferrante's BOO..

Thursday October 17th
 7:00pm doors - 8:00pm movie start
The Columbus Theatre
270 Broadway,Providence, RI

On Thursday October 17th The Arkham Film Society and Rock And Shock present HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS for a special screening to benefit The sCare Foundation. The sCare Foundation are an organization who do work to benefit homeless children and teens and we are breaking out the 35mm print of HALLOWEEN 4 plus a second unannounced mystery movie in order to help their cause.

HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS (1988) - Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095271/

Plus a second bonus movie BOO (2005) - A handful of college students get trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween. Directed by Anthony  C. Ferrante of SHARKNADO fame who will also be in attendance! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385560/

And our usual assortment of vintage slasher themed trailers! All of this will be hosted by horror journalist and future Halloween book author Justin Beahm and may feature some special guests. For advanced tickets please check out:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469158

For more info check out the Arkham Film Society at:Arkhamfilmsociety.comAnd please check out our sponsors Rock And Shock at:http://rockandshock.com/

Wicked Bird Media at:https://www.facebook.com/WickedBirdMediaAnd Analog Underground at:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Analog-Underground/133108133367327And of course for more info on the sCare Foundation at:http://www.scarefoundation.org/sCare/site/

Also be sure to check out our wonderful venue The Columbus Theatre:http://www.columbustheatre.com/

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The A.F.S. presents a Euro Horror Marathon with a tribute to Lucio Fulci! UPDATED WITH SCREENING SCHEDULE!

Saturday October 12th
Noon until Midnight
$30 for all day pass or $12 for the final Double Feature (8:00pm start)

The Columbus Theatre
270 Broadway,
Providence, RI

On Saturday October 12 The Arkham Film Festival presents our Euro Horror Marathon featuring our tribute to director Lucio Fulci! You get six movies in one day all on 35mm and all Euro Horror. So far we have three classic Lucio Fulci films confirmed and we will be announcing the other three titles in the coming weeks.

Film Screening Schedule

11:45am - Doors Open

12:00pm – Opening Intro

12:15pm – The Horrible Doctor Hitchcock
The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her.
(Come out early since our day will start with this excellent example of Italian Gothic Horror presented in a very rare but unfortunately redish print.)

2:00pm – Burial Ground (Plus Trailers)
A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...
(I know we showed this film not too long ago, but it was popular and we felt we should show it again to make up for some technical issues during the previous screening of Burial Ground.)

4:00pm – Man From Deep River
A photographer in the rain forest is captured by wild natives and after months of living with them, he marries the chief's daughter and helps protect the village from a vicious cannibal tribe.

6:00pm – House By The Cemetery (Plus Trailers)
A New York Doctor moves his family to a Massachusetts home to continue a colleagues’ research only to uncover a horrible secret.

8:00pm – The Gates Of Hell (Plus Trailers)
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from the grave.

10:00pm – The Beyond (plus Trailers)
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

This all day marathon will feature all films being screened from 35mm prints and vintage trailer shows. You can see all six films for only $30 or if you want to only see the final double feature of the night (starting at 8:00pm) the cost of admission will be $12. Remember that only 500 tickets will be available to this event and they may go quickly.

Tickets are on sale now* at: Buy Tickets Here

And as a special offer advanced all day tickets will be only $25 for the next week and thanks to our friends at GASP etc the first 100 people to purchase all day tickets will receive a free* dvd copy of Mike Baronas’ PAURA: Lucio Fulci Remembered tribute documentery. Tickets will be handled in a “Will Call” fashion and dvd’s will not be shipped rather you will receive your dvd when you pick up your tickets at the event.

This event is being brought to you by The Arkham Film Society:


With help from GASP ETC:


Also I'd like to announce that local eclectic record shop Analog Underground will have a table in the theatre lobby selling soundtrack lp's and other oddities. Check them out here:

And be sure to check out our beautiful venue The Columbus Theatre:

* Tickets and dvd’s will not be mailed, tickets will be handled in a “Will Call” fashion and you will receive your dvd when you pick up your ticket.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Arkham Film Society and NecronomiCon Providence present the official pre convention warm up screening.

Sunday August 18th
7:00pm $5.00
95 Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

This is going to be a fun night of films as we prepare for NecronomiCon Providence’s 2013 Convention and it’s a double feature to boot. First up at 7:00pm is THE ACKERMONSTER CHRONICLES, a 2012 documentary about acclaimed genre journalist Forrest J. Ackerman which was directed by convention guest Jason Brock. Second up at 9:00pm will be a special secret mystery screening of a Lovecraft film from The Arkham Film Society’s 16mm film collection.And as if two feature films wasn’t enough, the whole evening will be hosted by renowned horror host PENNY DREADFUL and her friends from their Rondo Award winning show PENNY DREADFUL’s Shilling Shockers!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

35MM Returns in August!

Friday August 16th
8:00pm  $12.00
The Columbus Theatre
270 Broadway St.,
Providence, RI

On Friday August 16th The Arkham Film Society bring 35mm screenings back to Providence with one hell of a double feature. Not only are we bringing back 35mm but we’re bringing it back to the historic Columbus Theatre, a beautiful old single screen house just like the ones featured in out double feature. That’s right you get to watch cult classics DEMONS (1985) and POPCORN (1991) in the same style of theater the films take place in, plus you get great vintage trailers before each feature from the Arkham vaults!

DEMONS (1985), Two friends invited to a movie house grand opening find themselves trapped in the theater as the events of the on screen film seem to be reflected in the audience members.

POPCORN (1991), A group of film students decide to put on an old fashioned horror movie marathon only to have someone killing people during the features. The killer may have something to do with a murderous cult leader who died in a theater fire fifteen years earlier.

For more info please check out:

Please note that the above flyer is a temporary piece as we are working on something special.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

June 2013 ADAM CHAPLIN: VIOLENT AVENGER! comes to Providence!

Wednesday July 17th

8:00pm  $5.00

@95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street ,
Providence, RI

The Arkham Film Society Presents ADAM CHAPLIN: VIOLENT AVENGER!

The Arkham Film Society’s July screening brings ADAM CHAPLIN: VIOLENT AVENGER! to Providence. Being hailed as one of the bloodiest films of the year come out to see what could be the Italian take on the German splatter genre!

Set in the fictional country of Heaven Valley, Adam is investigating his wife s suspicious death and discovers the involvement of the local mafia boss, Denny Richards. Unable to trust the police, who are controlled by Denny, a vengeful Adam summons up a demon, who offers him superhuman strength and dark powers. The demon will guide Adam to his wife ADAM CHAPLIN: VIOLENT AVENGER!
s murderer only if he follows all the demon s wishes. The war has been unleashed against the police and it will be the bloodiest, goriest battle for anyone who tries to stop

Come on out and check out the Italian equivalent of Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky and enjoy a good time with friends. As always the Black Box offers adult beverages to those that are 21+ and even offers free admission to RISD students with student ID’s!

Check out the trailer:

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And also check out our sponsor Malachi’s Café:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Arkham June events!

We have two events this month, both of which will be at the 95 Empire Black Box located at 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI. We hope you can make it out!

Monday June 10th
8:00pm  $5.00


Seytan, more commonly known as Turkish Exorcist is a shot-for-shot Turkish attempt to recreate The Exorcist (1973) for Turkish language audiences.
Those familiar with the Turkish remakes know that although the production values for these films aren't as high as their American predecessors, the films are always more fun to experience with an audience.
We're pleased to provide our audience with a rare opportunity to experience this film with a live audience.

For a taste of what you're in for, click and watch:

Saturday, June 15th
8:00pm  $6.00


Revenge Is Her Middle Name is a love letter to the blacksploitation and rape/revenge films of the grindhouse era.

You can check out a trailer here: [NSFW!]

You can visit the website for the film here:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Even more April screenings...

Saturday, April 27th
8:00pm  $5.00

The Granoff Center For The Arts
154 Angell Street,
Providence, RI

Chris Alexander’s

We bring you a special screening of Chris Alexander’s (the new editor of Fangoria magazine) new film BLOOD FOR IRINA, his modern homage to the films of
Jean Rollin.

Plot Outline

Irina (Shauna Henry) is dying. A predator who stalks streets at night looking for blood, she has lived over a century; tormented by memory, living in a run-down motel by the sea, Irina has reached the end. Her perceptions skewed, her body and mind revolting against themselves, she waits for an exit.

Her private hell is echoed by the motel manager (David Goodfellow, who also co-produced), driven by an obsession to protect Irina and keep her secrets safe, and a broken prostitute (Carrie Gemmell) whose desperate plight may be worse than Irina’s. It's the tale of three people living a life on the fringe, trapped in world of literal and figurative decay.

Alexander also co-produced, edited and co-shot "BLOOD FOR IRINA" and provides the film’s hypnotic score. Blood effects work was handled by Paul Jones (the "RESIDENT EVIL" series, "SILENT HILL").

Check out the BLOOD FOR IRINA teaser here:

We at The Arkham Film Society are continuing our mission to bring you important new independent films along with the slew of classic genre cinema we usually program.  Come out and enjoy a new film at a reasonable price and try something different.

For more info on The Arkham Film Society please check out Arkhamfilmsociet.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/groups/arkhamscreenings.

And check out our sponsor Malachi’s Café at www.facebook.com/malachisri

Our April onslaught rolls on....

Tuesday, April 9th 
7:30 doors / 8:00 pm screening


                                                     @ The AS220 95 Empire Black Box
                                                                     95 Empire Street,
 Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

Mixtape Mayhem with King of the Witches!

For those of you that enjoyed the horror/gore/hardcore/metal/sexploitation insanity exemplified by our Whore Church screening, we bring you, by popular demand, another night of Mixtape Mayhem with programming provided by King of the Witches.Since the programming that we are showing has only previously been released on EXTREMELY limited VHS tapes that sell out through invite-only pre-order in minutes, this may be your only chance to experience what has been described as “A full blown assault on the senses. A guided tour through bizarre sexual witchcraft. “ and “Overdose of Degradation serves as an hour long sentence in severe mental and emotional torment. A journey into absolute carnage, merging sexuality and violence together into a vicious, sociopathic whirlwind of sadistic terror.”Please note that this event, as most of our screenings, is 18+ Adults Only!Check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/T296asxmygM

And get more info about King of the Witches and buy stuff here:http://kingofthewitches.storenvy.com/

And “Like” the Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/KingOfTheWitchesWe at the Arkham Film Society hope to use these monthly meetings to expose our audience to a mix of obscure forgotten films along with some new independent features.Please let us know what you think of our programming by leaving suggestions and comments at our Facebook group,www.facebook.com/groups/arkhamscreenings or at our blogwww.arkhamfilmsociety.blogspot.com
and inviting your friends and acquaintances to do the same.And please stop by our Etsy and buy some stuff or at least help us promote the page to enable us to continue doing what we do:http://www.etsy.com/people/arkhamscreenings